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.
Framed around the CCN core tenets healing the wounds of history, living with difference and celebrating diversity, and building a culture of peace, sessions being planned include:
- A formal welcome from the inspirational and world-renowned speaker and theologian Revd Canon Paul Oestreicher, former Canon for Reconciliation at Coventry and ongoing activist and pacifist;
- Learning sessions on listening, conflict transformation, and leadership skills;
- Practical examples of reconciliation in action from CCN partners and Coventry diocese projects;
- Organised discussion on multifaith and integration issues with other Coventry faith leaders;
- The full range of worship opportunities within and around the Cathedral, including a special major youth worship service for this youth gathering;
- Time to quietly and prayerfully experience Coventry in your own time and way.
Lunches and suppers (not to forget tea and of course cake!) will all be eaten together as a group, with a different activity into the evening each day. View the provisional full programme.
The cost to attend is £300 per person, which includes all sessions and meals, and five nights’ accommodation in twin rooms at the Britannia Hotel, right next to the Cathedral (single rooms are available at extra cost).
If you know or are connected to a CCN partner, it is worth talking to them to say you wish to attend, and in some cases they may be able to assist you financially. There is also financial assistance available to attend, including travel assistance, for young people from further afield – contact us if you are interested in this.
We really look forward to having you with us!
With our blessings,
The CCN International Youth Gathering Team