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?
During 2017-18 the Reconciliation Ministry Team at Coventry Cathedral are inviting local business and community leaders to explore what it means to live lives of reconciliation in their own contexts.
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.
All sessions run 7pm – 9pm
|Term 1||September 19||Introduction|
|October 17||Personal Reconciliation Skills (part 1)|
|November 21||Personal Reconciliation Skills (part 2)|
|December 12||Optional social event|
|Term 2||January 23||Reconciliation at Work (part 1)|
|February 27||Reconciliation at Work (part 2)|
|March 20||Reconciliation in Society (part 1)|
|April 17||Optional social event|
|Term 3||May 22||Reconciliation in Society (part 2)|
|June 19||Panel Discussion / Workshop|
|July 10||Exploring a City Mediation Service|
Dr Alex AlbansContact
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