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Forthcoming Peace-Related Events in Coventry

We are always happy to publicise more such events. Please tell us your news either by using the form at coventrycityofpeace.uk/tell-us-news or by emailing news@unacov.uk

Scroll down for a summary of such events that happened in November as well as other peace-related items of interest.

Philip Brown
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Reconciliation Associates Programme Session 4

Optional social event On 12 December 2017 the Reconciliation Ministry Team at Coventry Cathedral invite local business and community leaders to explore what it means to live lives of reconciliation in their own contexts. Coventry is known internationally as a City of Peace and Reconciliation, but what does this actually mean in practice? How does it impact society, our relationships …

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Schools Peace and Justice Forum Meeting

Schools Peace and Justice Forum Meeting

The Schools Peace and Justice Forum will meet on 13 December to discuss plans for the Peace Project following our presentation to teachers on 9 November. All welcome to attend.

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Lord Mayor's Peace Committee AGM and Dinner

Lord Mayor's Peace Committee AGM and Dinner

This meeting of the Lord Mayor's Peace Committee in the Council House at 19:00 on Wed 10 Jan 2018 will be followed by the annual dinner in Draper's Bar in Earl Street.

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Reconciliation Associates Programme Session 5

Reconciliation at Work Part 1 On 23 January 2018 the Reconciliation Ministry Team at Coventry Cathedral invite local business and community leaders to explore what it means to live lives of reconciliation in their own contexts. Coventry is known internationally as a City of Peace and Reconciliation, but what does this actually mean in practice? How does it impact society, …

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News from November

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Report on Cine UNACov film Beyond Forgiving

This inspirational and award-winning documentary was shown in Coventry University on 3 November during Coventry Peace Festival. It depicted the journey of two South Africans to bring healing and reconciliation to South Africa. https://youtu.be/0cEKD3UFj88 The film was followed by a conversation between the audience and a panel of experts Howard Grace, the executive producer of the film Dr. Marwan Darweish, …

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UNA Ambassadors Update

UNA Ambassadors Update

The UNA Ambassadors project was officially launched at an event organised by the Coventry Schools Peace and Justice Forum and UNA Coventry on 9 November 2017. The meeting was supported by Ambassadors from both Coventry and Warwick Universities and attended by teachers from Coventry schools as well as members of the Forum. Ambassadors have now visited Finham Park and Coventry College …

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Schools Peace & Justice Forum Event Report

Schools Peace & Justice Forum Event Report

Report of an event held on 9 November 17 in St Michael’s House, Hill Street, Coventry during Coventry Peace Festival. The event was Organised jointly by Coventry Schools Peace & Justice Forum and United Nations Association Coventry Branch. It was generously sponsored by Coventry City Council. The Chair of Coventry Schools Peace & Justice Forum and Secretary of United Nations …

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Lord Mayor’s Annual Peace Lecture 2017

Lord Mayor’s Annual Peace Lecture 2017

Canon Dr Paul Oestreicher delivered the following speech in Coventry Cathedral on 13 November 2017. They shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their nuclear weapons into MRI scanners NEITHER SHALL THEY LEARN WAR ANY MORE (Micah 4:3 adapted) We desperately want a more just world. Who doesn’t?  So much in our nation - and in the world - cries …

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University for Peace

University for Peace

https://youtu.be/LnH-ldiLFdA Headquartered in Costa Rica, the United Nations-mandated University for Peace was established in December 1980 as a Treaty Organization by the UN General Assembly. As determined in the Charter of the University, the mission of the University for Peace is: “to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace with the aim of promoting among all human …

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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

The Department for Education says : Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum. PSHE is a non-statutory subject. To allow teachers the flexibility to deliver high-quality PSHE we consider it unnecessary …

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Reconciliation in the SACRE Syllabus 2017-2022

Reconciliation in the SACRE Syllabus 2017-2022

Strand: Living contains Key Question: 3.3b What is so radical about Jesus? (With special reference to reconciliation, forgiveness, loving one’s enemies and the related work of Coventry Cathedral) The suggested content for learning include: Use material from Coventry Cathedral, such as examples and case studies of peace building initiatives, sculptures and other art work; Consider how both Coventry Cathedral's work …

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Peace in the SACRE Syllabus 2017-2022

Peace in the SACRE Syllabus 2017-2022

Coventry and Warwickshire SACREs decided to work together and agree on a syllabus that promotes good, effective and thought- provoking RE across both city and county; a syllabus that both builds bridges and engages with the aim of peace and reconciliation as pupils explore matters of faith, spirituality, religious community and moral issues. Under the Key Questions for Living (Religious …

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Summary of SACRE Syllabus 2017-2022

Summary of SACRE Syllabus 2017-2022

The following is an extract from the Coventry and Warwickshire Agreed Syllabus for RE, 2017–2022  

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Peace and Religious Education (RE)

Peace and Religious Education (RE)

Schools have to teach religious education (RE) but parents can withdraw their children for all or part of the lessons. Pupils can choose to withdraw themselves once they’re 18. Local councils are responsible for deciding the RE syllabus, but faith schools and academies can set their own. It must be taught to at least GCSE level, and conflict (and religious …

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Peace and Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

Peace and Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

About SACRE The purpose of the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) is to advise the Local Authority on matters concerning religious education in community schools and the religious education provision to be made in accordance with an Agreed Syllabus. These matters may include methods of teaching, training for teachers; and, choice of materials and resources. SACRE was established …

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Citizenship in the National Curriculum

Citizenship in the National Curriculum

Citizenship relates to peace and justice in several ways, for example: All pupils should develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of law and the justice system in our society and how laws are shaped and enforced; Teaching should develop pupils’ understanding of democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. British values form part of these …

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British Values

British Values

As of November 2014, schools must now promote British values. Advice from the DfE is to do so through SMSC, though Ofsted will assess it through the curriculum too. Ofsted will inspect these ‘fundamental British values’: democracy the rule of law individual liberty and mutual respect tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. All of which fall within the …

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Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural Development (SMSC)

Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural Development (SMSC)

All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC). Peace studies fit in with this. Resources http://www.doingsmsc.org.uk/ http://www.doingsmsc.org.uk/citizenship/  

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Black History Month

Black History Month

During Black History Month we remember and celebrate the important people from the past and also who contribute to and help our society today. Black History Month in the UK is marked annually during the month of October and in the USA during the month of February, with important reference to the black society. "Official" Black History Month website This …

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