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Reconciliation training opportunities in 2021

Journey of Hope is a faith leadership programme run across 6 weekends over 6 months from February to July 2021, to support individuals as they seek to reconcile relationships between themselves, their faith, the Earth, and others in order to transform communities. This training comes about through Coventry Cathedral’s partnership with other key peacemaking organisations in the UK and Ireland, Reconcilers Together, and 2021’s will be the second cohort of 20 people, following a very successful inaugural programme in 2019. Applications close at the end of 2020. For more information contact Rebecca Brierley.

The Reconciling Leaders’ Network continues to run the Difference Course, a hugely successful series of five webinars, mainly now through the training of local organisations to run it directly in their communities.

Reconciliation Initiatives is a charity working in partnership with Coventry Cathedral and other partners on different continents, which seeks to equip Anglican Christians and their communities to handle disagreement more confidently and skilfully, and to be agents for reconciliation in wider society, through distinctive training programmes offered through their Anglican Peacemaking Institute.


To find out more about Coventry’s role in reconciliation, and the origins of the Community of the Cross of Nails and where it is today, watch our series of interviews with all six former Canons for Reconciliation, recorded in 2015: Reconciliation: Reflections on Coventry’s Role (our thanks to the CCN North America Board for enabling this wonderfully filmed series, with stunning footage of Coventry Cathedral):

The Story of the Cross of Nails is a fantastic 6-minute introduction to the Coventry story, produced by the Diocese of Coventry in celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2018.

This Coventry Blitz Commemmoration service, for all ages, was produced for the 80th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz on 14th November 2020 and features archive footage, Provost Howard’s historic words read by Dean John Witcombe, the litany read by CCN lead partners around the world, and individual stories read by local schoolchildren.

‘Father Forgive’ is a 32-minute film about Coventry’s ministry of reconciliation, including filming at one of our pilgrimages, made by ‘Net for God’, a worldwide network working towards unity and peace between churches and cultures.

View the series of short weekly filmed prayers during 2020’s spring-early summer lockdown, based around the Litany of Reconciliation, from some of our CCN partner organisations in Germany:

Freitags das Versöhnungsgebet von Coventry „gemeinsam“ beten

Other resources

St Clare’s at the Cathedral’s Stations of the cross is beautifully written and stunningly set in the Cathedral ruins.

View more St Clare’s at the Cathedral resources including a Litany for 2020  and the very well-loved Gazing Prayers. St Clare’s also hosts a wonderful online shop which helps fund its ministry.

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