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.
Three new Crosses of Nails await blessing this Sunday for the first new CCN partners of 2020: three major churches join us in our collective reconciliation ministry at the start of another busy year!
As we wish all readers a happy and healthy New Year, we take a short look back on 2019’s new partners and developments in the CCN.
“The Community of the Cross of Nails acts as a sort of spiritual waystation for pilgrims of faith in every sense of the word”. A wonderful message of journeying this Christmastide from our good friend and CCN partner Dan Koski.
On a cold day in Paris twenty-four years ago today, world leaders gathered to sign and witness the Dayton Agreement, bringing to an end the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina which had torn the country apart for nearly 4 years. Some would