New Christian network to inspire and equip Christian leaders for reconciliation in their churches and communities.
On August 16th, Reconcilers Together launched: an ecumenical network of Christian organisations across the UK and Ireland. Our shared mission is to inspire and equip Christian leaders to be a reconciling presence in their churches and communities.
Reconcilers Together is formed of: Corrymeela, St Michaels House at Coventry Cathedral, The Rose Castle Foundation, Bridge Builders Ministries, St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, The Blackley Centre, Place for Hope, and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Reconciliation Ministry. All of these organisations are actively transforming conflict: from broken relationships to community divisions to issues of injustice. As Christians we believe that the ministry of reconciliation - to ourselves, God, creation, and others - is central to living out the gospel.
The focal point of our network will be a 6 month fully funded training programme for 20 Christian leaders, called Journey of Hope, from January - June 2019. We are welcoming applicants who hold a formal or informal leadership role within their church, have the support of their congregation and leadership, and have a committed vision for reconciliation in their contexts. More information and application forms can be found on our website: www.reconcilerstogether.co.uk or via our twitter account: @ReconcilersT
As our network progresses, we will welcome sharing best practice and collaborating with like-minded organisations. When we can learn to move towards conflict, extend hospitality to those who have different beliefs or opinions, speak into societal divisions, and hold space for meaningful communication, true healing can take place. We believe God is calling all of us to be reconcilers together.
Journey of Hope is part funded by Allchurches Trust. Allchurches Trust is one of the UK’s largest grant-making charities. Our grants further our charitable objectives of promoting the Christian faith and other charitable causes. We welcome applications from all parts of the UK and Ireland, particularly from areas of social and economic deprivation. We fund projects that tackle homelessness, poverty and social exclusion. We also support the repair, restoration and wider community use of churches and cathedrals of all denominations. Follow Allchurches Trust on Facebook and Twitter @AllchurchesT or visit our website: www.allchurchestrust.co.uk for more information.