September 2011

CORD’s aim is to contribute to sustainable peace in Africa and Asia through the capacity development of individuals, civil society and governments. It will therefore also invest in developing its staff, promoting innovative practice and learning; and realising its agenda for vibrant devolved regional structures.

Violent conflict is a reality affecting millions of people across the globe.  Conflict forces people to flee their homes and to seek refuge. It breaks up families and communities, disrupts and destroys lives, livelihoods, societies and economies.  Cord works alongside people affected by conflict to make lasting peace a reality.

In 2010-11Radford Road Church supported the work of CORD, a local organisation which strives to build lasting peace in partnership with people living and working in conflict, or post-conflict situations.  The Church raised £1,000 to support this work.

Congratulations to Cord, the Leamington-based charity we are supporting with our Mission Project this year. The Coventry International Prize for Peace and Reconciliation will be awarded to Cord at a service in Coventry Cathedral on November 14th. Cord helps millions of people in some of the world’s most war-torn countries to re-build their lives and communities and focuses on peace building.