Reconciliation Initiatives is a charity, registered in England, working in partnership with Coventry Cathedral, and with other partners on different continents. We seek to equip Anglican Christians and their communities to handle disagreement more confidently and skilfully, and to be agents for reconciliation in wider society. We are doing this through establishing an Anglican Peacemaking Institute offering distinctive training programmes.
Our Patron – Rachel Treweek
Bishop of Gloucester
‘The Anglican Communion is no stranger to division, whether it be internal or rooted in wider conflict within a geographical area. I am therefore delighted to be the patron of this new peacemaking initiative which will be a significant contribution to the Church participating more effectively in God's ministry of reconciliation and being a transforming presence within the world.’
Chair of Trustees – Peter Price
Former Bishop of Bath & Wells
‘I believe the plan for an Anglican Peacemaking Institute is both timely and urgent, if we are to present a credible witness to an increasingly divided world. I am delighted both to commend it to the churches of the Communion, as well as to participate in its mission and ministry, in the service of seeing more of God’s kingdom come here on earth.'
Dean of Coventry Cathedral
‘Our history in Coventry has been shaped by our experience of healing the hurt caused by violent conflict. We are delighted to be sharing with Reconciliation Initiatives in this partnership to bridge divisions and build a hopeful future for all – work sorely needed both locally and globally, in which the churches have a vital role to play.’
‘My hope is to see Anglican Christians holding a clear vision for peacemaking and bridge-building within the Church and in the world. Through the training and coaching provided by the Anglican Peacemaking Institute, we aim to resource and equip this part of God’s people to further develop and implement such a vision. This will contribute to strengthening right relationships and mutual respect within the global community.’
Among those commending the project
'I long to see Christians fulfilling their calling to be ministers of reconciliation. I therefore welcome the emergence of Reconciliation Initiatives and its vision to contribute to the resourcing of Anglican leaders for this calling. Their programme will help Anglicans to better address internal church tensions and be creative agents for reconciliation – both of which are much needed in today's world.'