GRACE AND COVID-19 It seems like everything I say these days is prefaced by, “these are strange times.” And they are. I don’t like the phrase, “the new normal”, but maybe we should just accept that right now, at this
In celebration of mothering, but also – on this first, very different, Sunday in the UK – clergy.
These are strange times and we need to hold one another in our prayers. Somehow the worldwide nature of the CCN seems especially precious when we are so bound together across the globe in experiencing this pandemic. We know a
How we in the CCN respond to our climate emergency today and going forward is vital….Humanity’s reconciliation with, and ongoing treatment of, God’s creation is fundamental; it underlines everything else.
As we hold the people of Hanau in our prayers following this week’s tragedy, we hear from another CCN partner familiar with terrorism and human destruction: “As members of the Community of the Cross of Nails we have a crucial role in bringing people together in peace and love and making our world a kinder and more positive place for human flourishing”.
A reflection from Coventry on this 75th anniversary of the Dresden bombing of 1945: we hold Dresden in our prayers today, and give thanks for all those mutual endeavours which seek to build peace and hope out of destruction. Father Forgive.
Our intern programme at Coventry comprises one intern, from Germany, working with us this year – we are blessed indeed to have her with us! Here Hanna-Lotta gives an insight into what brought her here and what she has learned so far.
A wrap-up on last year and looking ahead to a busy 2020: read more detail in our news and resources roundups: CCN Newsletter January 2020 ICONS Newsletter December 2019
On the day the UK officially leaves the EU, some reflections on, and thanksgiving for, membership over the years, from our CCN UK & Ireland Board Chair, Mark Simmons.
In a few days’ time, as I write this, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, a decision which brings great sadness to us and to our many friends on the continent.