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.
We’re just two months away from an exciting and varied week of reconciliation in Coventry this summer for young adults (18-25) from around the world! Held from Sunday 29th July to Friday 3rd August, anyone still interested in attending, now’s the time to sign up!
In this week’s Thought for the Week we hear from Revd Mary Taylor and the CCN’s newest partner, Flodden Peace Garden in Northumberland, on the Scottish borders, where a walking natural experience of conflict and peacebuilding has been built over the past few years. Welcome, Flodden!
Just over a week ago we welcomed Tantur Ecumenical Institute into the CCN (although our links with them go back a fair few years!) – here Dan Koski shares his own story of his connection with Coventry, on behalf of Tantur, in today’s CCN Thought for the Week.
Today’s CCN Thought for the Week features a partner joining our membership this coming Sunday, 29th April, St Clement Danes in London, with a story with a number of close parallels with Coventry’s own. Next week’s Thought: Tantur Ecumenical Institute in the Holy Land, who joined the CCN this past week.