After such a wonderful few days finishing just a week ago, we thought we’d share with you this final summing-up video, which shares the views on their experience in Coventry of a number of the young adults who came along. Watch and be inspired too!
… and what a fantastic, inspiring and suitably exhausting week it’s been for our 17 youth gatherers and all of us on the organising team! Watch the daily short videos of the gathering here…
It’s a grey, blustery, rainy day in Coventry, but we are looking forward to the week ahead! Bishop Peter Price, former Bishop of Bath and Wells, gives our CCN Thought for the Week this week, taken from his planned opening talk at our youth gathering this afternoon.
At the beginning of July, Canon Sarah and I travelled to Bujumbura in Burundi to deliver training in Reconciliation skills and to continue to strengthen our relationship with CCN partners and friends in the region. With the Diocese of Bujumbura,
Plans are coming together for our International Youth Gathering in two weeks’ time! We are really looking forward to welcoming our 23 visitors from South Africa, across Asia, Germany, Belarus, Poland, Georgia, the USA and the UK, for five days of learning, talking and praying together.
St Martin’s, York often hosts our reconciliation interns in Coventry for a few days each year to work with their community on reconciliation projects, and is one of our most active UK partners. A dedicated peace and reconciliation centre, here they look forward to the celebration of 100 years of Nelson Mandela’s birth.
In our second CCN Thought for the Week this year from one of our ICON schools, Somerset College in South Africa talk about their role in assisting others in the community, and how engagement alongside the giving really helps!
One of our newest ICON Schools, St Aidan’s Primary in Hartlepool, UK, send us our CCN Thought for the Week this week – read about their recent day of Peace and Reconciliation.
We’re so pleased to hear from one of our recent new partners in this week’s Thought, who write of the need for peace in all of us in so many different guises, and the importance of music in this process!
We have just held our spring pilgrimage to Coventry – three days of sharing time and space, thoughts and prayers within this incredibly powerful place that we in the Reconciliation Ministry Team are privileged to call our place of work.