Anglican Peace Fellowship announces its affiliation with the Community of the Cross of Nails:
APF is delighted to announce that it has been accepted into the Community of the Cross of Nails (CCN). This Community is a network of churches and Christian organizations sharing a common commitment to work and pray for peace, justice and reconciliation. There are over 200 members based in 45 countries. [Members are] committed to reaching out in obedience to Christ’s command to love their enemies and forgive those who do harm. Membership of the CCN is inspired by the story of Coventry Cathedral.
The acceptance of APF into the Community of the Cross of Nails is testament to the Fellowship’s ongoing work in peacemaking and reconciliation. This is an encouraging development for APF following close links with Coventry Cathedral over many years. It provides an exciting opportunity for APF to develop its commitment to peace and reconciliation. CCN and APF are both international organizations, so there will be opportunities to strengthen relationships and grow links between like-minded people across the globe.
APF Members are welcome to take part in the events that will mark the joining CCN. Firstly, there will be a Blessing of the Cross at Coventry Cathedral Eucharist on Sunday 8th April at 10.30am. Members of APF are welcome to attend. Crosses for several other new member organizations will also be blessed at this service.
Secondly, the Cross of Nails will be formally presented to APF on Saturday 21st April, at the joint FoR, APF, MPF Conference in Leeds.