Coventry Cathedral

This week, I had the opportunity to participate in a symposium on strategic nonviolent action or nonviolent civil resistance and the importance of overcoming fear, co-sponsored by the Peace and Reconciliation Studies program at Coventry University and the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (Twitter hashtag #nvnofear).  Thursday evening, I was arriving at the gates of the ruins of Coventry Cathedral, slightly bummed that I was not going to be able to get inside for a look around, when Christof Ziemer, former superintendent of Dresden’s Lutheran Church arrived with his wife, Ljubinka. Talking with them about the relationships built between Coventry and Dresden and the Community of the Cross of Nails was a remarkable way to experience the powerful vision for peace and reconciliation that emerged from the horror of World War II.

Coventry Cathedral

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