We are a network of individuals, churches, Christian organizations and institutions in the United States and Canada who, inspired by the story of Coventry Cathedral in England, share a common commitment to work and pray for peace, justice, and reconciliation.
We maintain a supportive and collaborative relationship with the Canon for Reconciliation Ministry at Coventry, currently Canon David W. Porter. Over the past few decades, Coventry Cathedral’s work for reconciliation has been in some of the world's most difficult and longstanding areas of conflict. More...
FRIENDS AND PARTNERS
Friends of the Community of the Cross of Nails are those who have received a Cross of Nails to either mark a special occasion or ministry for reconciliation. All of the churches are Episcopal/Anglican unless noted otherwise. Click here to see our list of friends and partners.
THE COMMON DISCIPLINE
Over the years an important part of membership in the Community of the Cross of Nails has been a commitment to practice the Common Discipline. Many long-time CCN members have incorporated into their lives this balanced provision of time for prayer, study, work, family life, relaxation, worship, and personal growth. It is both personal to the community using it and also highly adaptable to widely differing social and political climates; it is a stabilizing influence in a world threatened to its core by destructive influences, and yet it also makes provision for growth and change.
Each parish, congregation, or institution is free to adapt the details of the Discipline to its own local situation. In CCN-North America, the Common Discipline has its roots in the Benedictine rule of life.