Please find below forthcoming peace-related events in Coventry and a summary of recent news featured on the Coventry City of Peace website.

Please note especially our forthcoming launch of the peace education resources database this month. All Coventry schools are invited to send a representative.

If there are other peace-related activities happening in Coventry please let us know by giving your feedback at our site.

United Nations Association Coventry Branch

Educational Resources

Educational Resources

This database of resources for teachers and others was created by a working group of the Schools Peace & Justice Forum. On this page we list them all in alphabetical order, divided into Primary, Secondary and Further/Higher Education. For breakdowns of the resources by category, please see here for Primary and here for Secondary. If you have any suggestions of resources we …

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Forthcoming Events

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Launch of The Nagasaki Elder

On 7 September, renown Coventry poet Antony Owen will launch his 5th collection of poetry. "Antony Owen closely examines the human toll and the indiscriminate effects of chemical warfare in this new and affecting collection. Owen’s exploration is both tender and melancholic, and his imagery of flesh transmuted is as beautiful as it is horrific. This book sings and weeps …

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Godiva Day 2017

Godiva 950th Anniversary - Dame Goodyvers Daye Unique chance to celebrate the actual 950th Anniversary of Lady Godiva, Countess of Mercia. Come and join our celebration in the historic Cathedral Quarter in the Heart of Coventry. Start at Broadgate by Godiva Statue 3.00pm Procession Cathedral Quarter, to Priory Gardens finish by 6.00pm Sunday 10th September is the actual feast day of …

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St Basils Coventry Sleepout 2017

On Friday 15th September St Basil's Church will be holding their annual Sleepout in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral to raise funds. This year's event promises to be even bigger and better, with live bands, special film screening and the highly anticipated 'Creative Cardboard Competition' this year being judged by a special guest. Please read the ABOUT COVENTRY SLEEPOUT page before registering. All money …

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World Week for Peace in Palestine & Israel 2017

Pax Christi are organising World Week for Peace in Palestine & Israel from 17 to 24 September (which includes International Day of Peace on 21 September) with the theme Voices of the young…visions for the future  Events are being organised throughout the UK including Birmingham. See the links below for the latest list of events. More Information Click here or at …

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Launch of Educational Resources

Launch of Educational Resources

On International Day of Peace 21 September the Schools Peace & Justice Forum will launch the educational resources that they have developed to help schools introduce these topics to their pupils. Find out about the database of over 50 resources, including both primary and secondary schools. Programme 14:30 Registration and light refreshments 14:45 Introduction to the Schools Peace & Justice …

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Foleshill Festival of Lights

Lighting up North Coventry Parks this Autumn! A group of ambitious individuals have come together to light up North Coventry’s parks in celebrations to be held in Foleshill this on 14 and 15 October. “Friends of Foleshill” are a community group actively dedicated to bringing the residents of Foleshill and the surrounding areas together and through a two day extravaganza named “Foleshill …

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Beyond Forgiving: Cine UNACov

Beyond Forgiving: Cine UNACov

This inspirational documentary to be shown in Coventry University on 3 November during Coventry Peace Festival depicts the journey of two South Africans to bring healing and reconciliation to South Africa. The film will be followed by a discussion with Howard Grace, the executive producer of the film and Talia Smith who works full time for Initiatives of Change (the group which produced …

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Inter Faith Week 2017

Inter Faith Week 2017 will take place from Sunday 12 November to Sunday 19 November. Building good relationships and working partnerships between people of different faiths and beliefs helps to build peaceful communities with mutual understanding and having a special Week provides a focal point, helping to open inter faith activity up to a wider audience so that more and …

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Annual Peace Lecture 2017

Paul Oestreicher will deliver the Coventry Annual Peace Lecture 2017 on 13 November in Coventry Cathedral on the subject   Justice And Peace – can we have both?   Revd Canon Paul Oestreicher is an Anglican priest, Quaker, peace and human rights activist. He is a Vice President CND and former Director of Coventry Cathedral’s Centre for International Reconciliation. In 2011, Paul …

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Schools Peace & Justice Coordinator Meeting

Schools Peace & Justice Coordinator Meeting

This meeting, provisionally booked for some time during the week beginning 27 November, will make plans for forthcoming activities and the introduction of some new resources and activities. The exact date, time and venue have yet to be decided. Please register below to reserve a place.

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Other Stories this Month

Hiroshima Day 2017

  An event to remember and reflect about the dropping of the nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 was held in Coventry Cathedral and the Chapel of Unity on Sunday 6th August 2017 with a service of reflection, readings and music for all led by John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral and with speaker Ruth Longoni, Chair …

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Young People’s Attitudes to Religious Diversity

Young People’s Attitudes to Religious Diversity

Edited by Elisabeth Arweck Published by Routledge Download more information This book closes a gap in knowledge about young people’s attitudes to religious diversity, and reports data gathered across the whole of the UK as well as comparative chapters on Canada, USA and continental Europe. Reporting findings from both qualitative and quantitative research which reveal, for example, the importance of …

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The Peace Book

The Peace Book

by Todd Parr Publisher: Little, Brown, Reprint edition 2009 The Peace Book delivers positive and hopeful messages of peace in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colours. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book delivers a timely and timeless message about the importance of tolerance. Along with the four other bestselling Todd Parr picture books …

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Encampment: A Novel of Race and Reconciliation

Encampment: A Novel of Race and Reconciliation

by Carl Eeman Published by Melange Press 2009 Halfway between the Emancipation proclaimed by Lincoln in 1863 and the dream of “Free at Last” proclaimed at Lincoln’s Memorial in 1963, America held its breath. What if America’s history had taken a different turn in 1913, and white men had put aside their racial hatred while black men had washed away their …

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Scientists for Global Responsibility

Scientists for Global Responsibility

Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) is an independent UK-based membership organisation of hundreds of natural scientists, social scientists, engineers, IT professionals and architects. We promote science, design and technology that contribute to peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability. SGR’s work is focused on four main issues: security and disarmament; climate change and energy, including nuclear power; who controls science and …

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Science4Society Week

Science4Society Week

Science4Society Week is a collection of science education activities, coordinated by Scientists for Global Responsibility, and designed to inspire young people from Key Stage 2 to 4+. The activities focus on the contribution that science, design and technology can make to peace, social justice and environmental sustainability. The project was set up to provide an alternative to activities funded by the arms …

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Global Learning Programme

Global Learning Programme

The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is a programme of support that helps teachers in Primary, Secondary and Special schools to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3. It delivers training, guidance, resources, and funded continuing professional development (CPD). Once a school is registered they can access up to £500 worth of …

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Richard Howard

Richard Howard

Churchill and Howard in ruins 28 September 1941. UK government photo The very Reverend Richard Thomas Howard (12 June 1884 – 1 November 1981) was an Anglican priest, author and Provost of Coventry Cathedral from 1933 to 1958. Howard was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, ordained in 1908 and began his ministry as chaplain of his former Cambridge college. In 1912 he went to St. …

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Kamran Mofid

Kamran Mofid

Professor Kamran Mofid is Founder of the Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative (GCGI) founded at an international conference in Oxford in 2002), Co-founder/Editor, GCGI Journal, which is hosted at Wilmington College, Ohio, USA, a Patron of the Human Values Foundation, a member of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of the World Public Forum, Dialogue of Civilisations, a Founding member of World Dignity …

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Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative

Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative

To understand, appreciate, and face the challenges of the contemporary world requires us to focus on life’s big picture. Whether it is war and peace, economics and the environment, justice and injustice, love and hatred, cooperation and competition, common good and selfishness, science and technology,progress and poverty, profit and loss, food and population, energy and water, disease and health, education and …

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Primary Education Resources

Primary Education Resources

Search all resources Annual Events Art Gallery Assembly Awards to Schools Civil Society Schools Peace & Justice Forum Coventry Cathedral Curriculum Links Database Exhibitions Faith Festival Friendship Herbert Interfaith Justice Lord Mayors Committee Museum National Organisations Organisations Peace Peace and Reconciliation Peace Trail People Reconciliation SMSC Special Days Training Package UNACov Ambassadors United Nations Video Volunteer Workshop

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Remembering Hiroshima 2017

Ruth Longoni, Chair of Coventry Lord Mayor’s Peace Committee, gave this talk during the Hiroshima Day Commemorations in Coventry Cathedral on 6 August 2017. Monday August 6th, 1945 brought about a new era in human history.  Since then we have lived with the of threat of nuclear war – sometimes acute as during the Cuban missile crisis and the current …

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United Nations and Reconciliation

United Nations and Reconciliation

The peaceful settlement of disputes is fundamental to the purposes of the United Nations. The dispute between North and South Korea is only one of many examples where unresolved disputes lead to tension and the possible resumption of conflict. The United Nations Charter includes no direction mention of "reconciliation" but uses the word "conciliation" which amounts to the same thing. Chapter 6: …

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Militarism in State Schools

The Army Cadet Force (ACF) runs over 300 cadet school-based units in state schools across England. In October 2016, Michael Fallon launched 150 new army cadet schemes in state schools. More information here. ACF also run an Outreach programme for disadvantaged or disengaged students. Outreach is a youth diversion and early-intervention crime-prevention programme suited to youngsters who have low self-esteem or …

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Tell Us Your News

Please use the form below to tell us about peace or justice related events or activities in Coventry and we will be glad to add them to this website. Additionally you can request an account so you can create your own pages by going to the registration page.

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