We have in the CCN such a wealth of people, and such a rich mixture of experience and theology and practical reconciliation happening every day of the year, on the ground. ‘Thought for the Week’ aims to give a platform to share views and reflections from this community.
Each Friday (or occasionally a day or two earlier or later) we aim to publish on our website a short opinion piece of around 3-5 minutes in length, supplied to us by anyone formally connected to a CCN partner, on a reconciliation-based subject of their choice. The piece should be both topical and relevant to the speaker, and inspired by the Gospel and consistent with the CCN’s values and with our collective ministry of forgiveness and reconciliation – but otherwise on any subject of interest to the wider global Community. This could be about a local reconciliation issue which directly affects your organisation, or it could be about a global one affecting everyone.
To see our library of all the Thoughts for the Week since October 2017, click here
Throughout Advent, CCN partner Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, is sharing daily meditations contributed by both Pullen and by their own key overseas partners. We share below the first of them, on the mutual support and opportunity that partnership brings; and we think of and pray for two very recent and very soon to join UK CCN partners as they support the wider public in the aftermath of more tragedy on London Bridge just these past few days: Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Trust Chaplaincy Team, and Southwark Cathedral.
You can sign up to receive Pullen’s meditations here.
Contributions should be:
- of around 3-5 minutes’ duration, supplied in writing as a Word file, or as an audio or video file, to the email address below (for video files please drop us a line and we will let you know the Google drive or Dropbox folder link to upload it to);
- received by us in Coventry by the Tuesday of the week of publication to allow any editing that may be required;
- sent with your full name and the organisation you are connected with, and how you are connected with them (please let them know you are doing Thought for the Week beforehand!), and a photo.
- ideally in English to ensure as wide an audience across the CCN as possible, but we can be flexible as long as we have a short transcript or summary in English as well;
Please watch and follow the various ‘Thoughts’ each week! And if you would like to take part, please contact us, ideally a couple of months before you would like to have your ‘thought’ slot, and we’ll be in touch – we look forward to hearing from you!