About us

We are a worldwide network of over 200 churches, charities, peace-building centres, and educational and training organisations, inspired by the Coventry story of destruction, rebuilding and renewal, and active in reconciliation in our own ways.

The Coventry Litany of Reconciliation

The Litany of Reconciliation was written by Canon Joseph Poole in 1958 and today is prayed regularly by CCN members around the world, and by many others on an occasional basis. While framed around the seven deadly sins, it serves as a

Our Partners

Have a look at our membership! Organisations apply to join as Partners, and are formally presented with a Cross of Nails as a recognition of their commitment to reconciliation projects. Schools join as ‘ICONS’ – International Cross of Nails Schools. Friends have a less formal involvement with the Community or have not yet completed the process of joining.

Join us!

We would love to talk to you about welcoming your organisation into the Community of the Cross of Nails. The Community of the Cross of Nails (CCN) is a Christian network of churches, charities, training organisations, chaplaincies and schools who, drawn

Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week

See our latest reflections from members of the CCN around the world.

CCN Gatherings in 2022

In 2022, due to the ongoing pandemic situation in winter 2021/2, we are planning to hold our two four-yearly gatherings fully online. The dates for the two 2022 gatherings are as follows – more information to follow: CCN Partners’ Gathering,

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