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Coventry Cathedral is recognised worldwide as an iconic religious-based centre for reconciliation. Following the destruction of the Cathedral in 1940, Provost Howard made a commitment not to revenge, but to forgiveness and reconciliation with those responsible.

Building on this experience we are committed to develop our ministry as a centre for excellence to resource the church in the practical outworking of reconciliation as an integral part of Christian worship, witness and discipleship.

Participants’ accommodation will be in the Britannia and Travelodge Hotels, both within a few minutes’ walking distance of Coventry Cathedral.

Workshops will be held in three landmark venues across the Cathedral Quarter including the Old Blue Coat School and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.


Planning Group

Since 2006, a group has met under the auspices of Coventry Cathedral, exploring how the church should respond to the challenge of conflict. Many of the group’s members have extensive experience in conflict transformation both inside and outside the church. You are invited to join with them for the Faith in Conflict Conference to begin a journey of finding better ways to handle conflict in the church.

Andrew Acland, Mediator, facilitator and trainer
William Fittall, Secretary General of the General Synod and Archbishops’ Council
Anthony Hannay, CEDR Accredited Mediator and retired Solicitor
Bill Marsh, Mediator and Director of Conflict Management International
Alastair McKay, Executive director of Bridge Builders
David Porter, Canon Director Reconciliation Ministry, Coventry Cathedral
Ruth Scott, Priest, writer, broadcaster, and mediator
Christ Seaton, Director of Peaceworks
David Richbell, Mediator and trainer of mediators
Stephen Ruttle, QC, mediator, director of a community mediation charity
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
David Williams, Coordinator for Faith in Conflict and CEDR Accredited Mediator
Jo Williams, Baptist minister with a conflict transformation portfolio