Date(s) - 19/09/2017
19:00 - 21:00
St Michael’s House
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Coventry is known internationally as a City of Peace and Reconciliation, but what does this actually mean in practice? How does it impact society, our relationships and our own lives?
Over this next year the Reconciliation Ministry Team here at Coventry Cathedral are inviting local business and community leaders to explore what it means to live lives of reconciliation in their own contexts. I enclose a flyer for the course (pdf. and jpeg.) which you are very welcome to distribute as widely as you feel appropriate.
In a nutshell, we will explore reconciliation in three contexts: 1) your own life/relationships, 2) your interactions at work/organisations etc. and 3) within wider society.
For each of these three broad themes there are learning and reflecting sessions. At the learning sessions, we will look at case studies, hear from experts in the field and look at techniques/skills which we can put in to practice. Participants will be encouraged to use what they have learned over the following weeks so that at the reflecting session, we can explore together the impact of our knowledge and experience with further case-studies, Q&A and other activities designed to consolidate what has been learned. The course is primarily designed to get you to critically engage with what reconciliation means in your own context. It is not a course which teaches you ‘how to reconcile in 10 easy steps’ – as you will discover fairly early on, reconciliation is difficult, messy and can be unpredictable – but we want to open people’s eyes to what is possible if they are open to pursuing reconciliation.
The course begins with an Introductory evening (Sep 19th) which will provide the context for the course, look at the wider landscape of reconciliation and its implications, and give us chance to get to know one another. At the end of the course we are planning a panel discussion/workshop with key players in the field of reconciliation (18th June 2018), and an evening of exploration for those interested in a city mediation service (10th July 2018).
Dr Alex Albans
I generally work Mondays and Tuesdays from this office.
Coventry Cathedral, 1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB
Phone: +44 (0)24 7652 1284 (Direct) (Extension 7284)
Phone: +44 (0)24 7652 1200 (Switchboard)
Email: Alex.Albans@coventrycathedral. org.uk