CCN-North America gathered in New York City at the General Theological Seminary for their annual board meeting November 15 and 16. Pictured let to right (board members and guests): Sarah Watts, Canon David Porter, Carrie Staab, Emma Griffiths, Pearl Chin, Oliver Schuegraf, John Downey, Angela Wiggins, Walter Brownridge, Mark Pendleton and Marilyn Peterson.
CCN-North America Intern selected for 2013/2014
Hilary Brooks has been selected as the third intern in three years assigned to Coventry and funded by the CCN-NA.
Originally from Acworth, GA, Hilary is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College located in Birmingham, Alabama. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Psychology, with a minor in Religious Studies. Additionally, she has a distinction in Leadership Studies. She attended church at Mountain Brook Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and enjoys studying the Hebrew Bible and is fascinated by the figure Abraham. Hilary also enjoys loves playing tennis, and outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. Hilary is looking forward to beginning her internship at Coventry Cathedral, in Coventry England the 17th of August. She is looking forward to working alongside the Reconciliation Ministry Team, and learning more about the Coventry Cathedral Memorial Ruins.
Reconciliation Resources from the National CathedralSocial Reconciliation
Cathedral Dean Gary Hall leads a discussion with psychologist and advocate Lauren Abramson about the place of reconciliation in our society—whether discord in a family or violence in a community—and about how restoration might offer hope to people in conflict.Enviornmetnal Reconciliation
Environmental ethics is animated by religious values. So says researcher and professor, Mary Evelyn Tucker. Drawing on her years of experience with religious traditions and their approach to the earth, Tucker will speak to the natural place people of faith have in the conversation and activity that works towards a holistic approach to environmental reconciliation.Economic Reconciliation
Is there an obligation for economic justice? If so, how is such an obligation to be understood, and who does it apply to? Drawing on the tenets of the social gospel tradition, economist Richard Parker will address the place of economic reconciliation in a vision of a common human strategy for economic wellbeing for all people.Religious Reconciliation
Few issues are more contentious than the relationship between religious groups, especially in the political ‘hot spots’ in the world. Former diplomat Joseph Montville has spent his working career coordinating efforts to bridge the divide in these areas. His recent work in the Middle East to promote inter-religious healing will serve as the background to his forum presentation.Political Reconciliation
How can justice be achieved and peace restored where the wounds of war, genocide, and dictatorship are so deep? Is there a universal standard that will work for people of diverse and often conflicting religious, cultural, and philosophical backgrounds? In this forum, political scientist, Daniel Philpott will explore the notion of political reconciliation as a means to restore justice in the aftermath of widespread injustice.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is delighted to announce the appointment of Canon David Porter as Director for Reconciliation at Lambeth Palace.
Installation Sermon of New Coventry Dean John Witcombe
"Thank you! Thank you for this extraordinary service, for the wonderful music, for the richness of the liturgy...all the promises which have been put into your mouths and mine for the years ahead. There's a lot of it! (we did wonder about stopping for an intermission when we first saw the service booklet - beautfully clad interns walking the ailses with choc ices and pots of kia ora)."
Read the entire sermon here.
Archbishop of Canterbury Designate,
Bishop Justin Welby, wears the Cross of Nails
November 9, 2012
Former Canon for International Ministry and Bishop Justin Welby, the Archbishop-designate, is committed to reconciliation and wears the Cross of Nails as his pectoral cross. He says he has "a passion for reconciliation."