St Ethelburga’s Center for Reconciliation and Peace

St. Ethelburga's Church, April 1993

St. Ethelburga’s Church, April 1993

Saint Ethelbega lived until 675AD and was the first leader of a monastic order for women in England. Her Feast Day is October 11, and the church of St. Ethelburga the Virgin in London is dedicated to her. It survived the Great Fire and the Blitz, but was extensively damaged in an IRA attack in 1993. It has since been restored and is now a Saint Ethelburga’s Center for Reconciliation and Peace, a non-profit charity which aims “to help people build relationships across divisions of conflict, culture and religion.”

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