Corrymeela Events


Journey of Hope 2021

25 Feb - 16 Jul 2021
Online and at our Ballycastle Centre



Journey of Hope is a 6 month community reconciliation training for 20 emerging faith leaders to take action for a more resilient and peaceful society. Corrymeela is delighted to be a part of this innovative programme working with Reconcilers Together partners:

St. Ethelburga’s, London; Holy Island, Lindisfarne;

Rose Castle Foundation, Cumbria; The Blakeley Centre, Yorkshire;

Coventry Cathedral; the Iona Community;

Bridge Builders; Place for Hope, Scotland;

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Reconciliation Ministry


For more information, see below, or contact Rebecca Brierley:



Journey of Hope 2021

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that our personal and collective response in times of crisis are crucial. As Covid–19, racial injustice, and the climate crisis continue to deeply impact our society, we are inviting you to join a community of committed peacemakers on a journey of hope: not the kind of hope that simply wishes for change optimistically, but the kind of hope that faces reality, stands in solidarity, and takes radically compassionate action.

This community will be an anchor point as we explore together how to creatively and courageously respond to conflict, cultivating a more relational and resilient society.

If you believe a new, more peaceful way of being is not only possible but paramount and want to be inspired by transformative leadership and innovative practices, this training is for you. 


The Journey of Hope has just 20 spaces and people from all faiths are welcome to apply. During the 6 month journey, you will spend 2 days each month reconciling some of the most sacred relationships: between yourself, the Earth, your faith, and with others.

Our 6 modules (online & residential) will be hosted by our Community of Practice, which features some of the leading peace & reconciliation practitioners in the UK & Ireland from a range of backgrounds and expertise.

This immersive leadership training includes dedicated time to focus on frontline community action, where you will be able to test out your learning with tailored peer & mentoring support. 

At the end of the 6 months, you will be invited to join our Community of Practice as Alumni with ongoing mentoring, action learning sets, continued professional development, seed grants and regular gatherings.


2021 Programme

Module 1 – Reconciled to the Earth

Understanding the landscape of conflict and moving towards systemic justice

St Ethelburga’s (online) – February 25th & 26th

Module 2 – Reconciled to ourselves

Understanding the traits of peacemaking and moving towards courageous identities

Rose Castle & Place for Hope (online) – March 25th & 26th

Module 3 – Reconciled to our faith

Understanding the nature of intra & inter faith conflict and moving towards healing

The Blackley Centre & Bridgebuilders (online) – April 22nd & 23rd

Module 4 – Reconciled to our communities

Understanding the lived experience of the marginalised and moving towards wholeness

Corrymeela & Archbishop’s Reconciliation Ministry (Northern Ireland) – May 21st to 23rd  

Module 5 – Reconcilers Together

Understanding the Community of Practice and moving towards collaboration

Coventry and the Cross of Nails & Ioana (online) – June 17th & 18th

Module 6 – Reimagining faith leadership

Annual Reconcilers Together gathering (Rose Castle) – July 15th & 16th


For more information and to register your interest,

please visit