- CCN Thought for the Week for 23rd February – Dean John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral
For this week's Thought for the Week we hear an edited version of Dean John's sermon on 11th February, covering his fascinating visit to Russia earlier this month to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Stalingrad.
- CCN Thought for the Week for 16th February – First Baptist Church of Matanzas, Cuba
This week's Thought comes from our newest partner, who have been part of the CCN for only ten days - welcome, First Baptist Church of Matanzas!
- CCN Thought for the Week for 9th February – register for the CCN International Youth Gathering!
Are you aged 18-25 and lit up by the prospect of learning more about reconciliation here in Coventry this summer with 40-50 others from around the globe? Taking place over 6 days, from Sunday 29th July to Friday 3rd August 2018, the CCN youth gathering provides a unique opportunity to experience Coventry Cathedral, share with others, and grow spiritually and practically as a young Christian reconciler.
- CCN Thought for the Week for 2nd February – register for the CCN International Members’ Gathering!
Registrations for the CCN International Gathering, ‘A Pilgrimage of Prayer, Theology and Practice’, are now open! From a joyous evening at the USA Board in Texas currently, three of our International Board members, Canon Sarah Hills, Mark Pendleton and Oliver Schuegraf encourage all members to consider coming to Coventry from 26th-30th September!
- CCN Thought for the Week for 26th January – Virginia Theological Seminary
We were delighted to spend a couple of days this week on mini-pilgrimage here in Coventry with four seminarians from VTS - and so we asked them to provide this week's Thought for the Week: hear their reflection on the power of Place, and of being present in that space in learning about reconciliation, in their time here.
- CCN Thought for the Week for 19th January – Revd Harold Schorren from the Pauluskerk, the Netherlands
In our first Thought for the Week from the Netherlands we’re really pleased to hear from the Pauluskerk in Breukelen, a village located between Utrecht and Amsterdam, and […]
- CCN Thought for the Week for 12th January – Maite Boehm, Reconciliation Intern at Coventry Cathedral
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!
- CCN Thought for the Week for 5th January – Bishop John Stroyan, Bishop of Warwick
Bishop John, the UK President of the CCN, shares with us his thoughts and what inspires him towards reconciliation.
- CCN Thought for the Week for 29th December – Bishop Michael Oulton, Anglican Diocese of Ontario, Canada
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.
- CCN Thought for the Week for 22nd December – Revd Canon Paul Oestreicher
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!
- CCN Thought for the Week for 15th December – Mark Simmons, UK CCN
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.
- CCN Thought for the Week for 8th December – Paul Maxwell-Rose, Christian International Peace Service (CHIPS)
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.
- CCN Thought for the Week for 1st December – Krizstina Giefing, Neue Mittelschule Guntramsdorf, Austria
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.
- CCN Thought for the Week for 24th November – The Very Revd Shane Parker, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, Canada
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.
- CCN Thought for the Week for 17th November – The Very Revd John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral
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 […]
- CCN Thought for the Week for 10th November – the Most Revd and Right Hon Justin Welby
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.
- CCN Thought for the Week for 3rd November – Maropeng Maholoa
Maropeng Moholoa, Programmes Coordinator at HOPE Africa (a Social Development Programme of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa) and incoming Chair of the CCN South African Board, shares his thoughts on the changing environment in South Africa at the moment.
- CCN Thought for the Week for 27th October – Oliver Schuegraf
Oliver Schuegraf, Lutheran Minister and Chair of the CCN German Board, gives us his thoughts on reconciliation just ahead of Reformation Day, 31st October, especially resonant this year in the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 theses.
- CCN Thought for the Week for 20th October – Kasta Dip
Kasta Dip, Director of the India Peace Centre, which joined the CCN last November, sends us his thoughts on current events in Asia.
- CCN Thought for the Week for 13th October – Mark Pendleton
Mark Pendleton, Chair of the CCN USA Board, gives us a quick update on the Board's assistance efforts in Cuba since Hurricane Irma.