This week we hear from Maite Bohm, one of our three interns in the Reconciliation Team, who first came to Coventry as a young teenager on one of our pilgrimages and is now with us for a full year!
Bishop John, the UK President of the CCN, shares with us his thoughts and what inspires him towards reconciliation.
For our final CCN Thought this year, this wonderful, moving short film, from one of our most recent new partners, gently puts into a nutshell the power of the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation and the potential of the CCN – and indeed each one of us – to take forward its message from our own doorsteps and right across the world.
For our Christmas Thought for the Week, we’re delighted to share Revd Canon Paul Oestreicher’s message with you. Canon Paul was a Canon at Coventry Cathedral and Director of the Cathedral’s then Centre for International Reconciliation from 1986 to 1998, and continues to work as a journalist and expert on human rights, peace, faith and society. A Merry Christmas to you all!
This week we hear from Mark Simmons, connected to the CCN previously through UK partner Cord, and very much an ongoing partner in the work both of the Reconciliation Team and CCN in the UK.
This week, as we journey deeper into the season of Advent, we hear from Paul Maxwell-Rose, Director of CHIPS, one of our partners based in the UK, who outlines why the Christmas story has so much relevance to all of our work as reconcilers, and how CHIPS today follows Christ’s example in ‘taking both sides’ as the fundamental basis of its own community reconciliation projects.
This week in our Thought for the Week we hear from Krizstina Giefing, teacher at one of the schools in our ICONS network, the Neue Mittelschule Guntramsdorf in Austria: read their inspiring example of how they have used the Coventry story in their lessons.
The Very Reverend Shane Parker, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa, Canada, which we were thrilled to welcome into the CCN on 5th November this year, shares his reflections on celebrating diversity in Canada.
At the close of a week of Remembrance, as well as the anniversary of Coventry’s own bombing on 14th November 1940, our own Dean, the Very Revd John Witcombe, speaks about the power and relevance of Coventry’s reconciliation work, and
In this inspiring and thought-provoking film Archbishop Justin shares his memories of his time in Coventry, its impact on his work and more general perspectives on the place of reconciliation in today’s world.