Dear Reader,

Thank you for subscribing to this newsletter. We have news about the return of the RISING Global Peace Forum and we can exclusively reveal to our readers that this year almost all events will be free. This major change should greatly widen the appeal of this major addition to the peace events held within the city of Coventry.

For the dates see the Events list below.

Another event we include is an opportunity to get involved in an exciting new idea: Promoting Coventry as a city of Peace through Tourism. 

The Peace News section includes a competition in which you (or your children) can win £50 over the Easter holiday by designing an appealing logo for the Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace & Reconciliation. 

Finally please do let us know of any peace-related news or activities happening in or near Coventry and we will be happy to add them to our website http://coventrycityofpeace.uk and include them in a future edition of this newsletter.

Philip Brown
Chair, Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace & Reconciliation
covlmpc@gmail.com

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Peace News

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Videos from RISING Global Peace Forum

Videos from RISING Global Peace Forum

RISING Global Peace Forum publishes valuable videos recording the speakers of the talks it organises over the years. Below is a video of the Keynote address by Hilary Benn from RISING 2015. For a complete list of their videos see their YouTube Channel here. The same videos, but with more information, are listed at https://rising.org/talks/ For more information about RISING visit …

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Lord Mayor's Peace Committee Logo Competition

Lord Mayor's Peace Committee Logo Competition

Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation are searching for a logo, and invite proposals to arrive by Friday 20 April 2018. The winner will receive a prize of £50 sponsored by Coventry Publisher Penny Press Ltd, a certificate and a mention on this website acknowledging their work. We accept simple sketches or finished artwork, either electronically or via …

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Positive Images Festival 2018

Positive Images Festival 2018

The Positive Images Festival 2018, which will take place from 16 June to 7 July 2018, is an exciting programme of events spread over three weeks. See their event programme at positiveimagesfestival.co.uk/festivalprogram More details at the website. Register your event Download the registration form here and return it before 5 April 2018 in order to be included in the official programme.

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Coventry Women's Forum

Coventry Women's Forum UK is a charitable organisation devoted to connecting women of Coventry from across all professional sectors and diverse background to come together to make a difference for each other and to take an active, leadership role in matters of importance to them.   We advance women's leadership in three ways: ​ Coventry Women's Forum UK is dedicated …

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Forthcoming Peace-Related Events in Coventry

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International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

United Nations General Assembly has designated 7 April as the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, recalling that Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed. This date marks the start of the 1994 genocide. Every year, on or around that date, the United Nations organizes commemorative events at its Headquarters in …

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Talk by Amira Hass

Justice for Palestinians Leamington Spa are very pleased to welcome Amira Hass who will talk at 6:30 pm on Sunday April 8th at Family Tree,Kenilworth Street, Leamington  CV32 4QS about her experience of working as an Israeli journalist in the West Bank and Gaza, and about the prospects for a peaceful outcome for the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Amira Hass is an Israeli journalist and …

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Reconciliation Associates Programme Session 8

Optional social event On 17 April 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, our relationships …

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Peace Through Tourism

Peace Through Tourism

The initial meeting to discuss Peace Through Tourism in Coventry will be held in Committee Room 4 of Coventry Council House, Earl Street, Coventry at 11:00 - 12:00 on Monday 23 April 2018. The concept of Peace Through Tourism will be introduced by Dr Fabio Carbone who is the Ambassador-at-Large of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) and a Lecturer in International Tourism Management within the Faculty of …

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Meeting of Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation

The next meeting of the Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation (LMPC) will be held at 19:00 on Wednesday 9 May 2018 in Committee Room 1 of Coventry Council House, Earl Street, Coventry. Guests and observers are very welcome to attend.

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International Day of Living Together in Peace

16 May 2018 will be the first time that the International Day of Living Together in Peace has been celebrated, having only been officially recognised by the General Assembly in December 2017. The adoption of this day was the result of efforts by AISA International. Background to their work can be found here. Their mission is “to create a worldwide movement in …

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Schools Peace & Justice Forum 22-05-2018

Schools Peace & Justice Forum 22-05-2018

Coventry Schools Peace and Justice Forum will meet on 22 May 2018 in the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations to discuss the Inspire Programme, relationship with Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation, the Restorative Justice project and Remembering Srebrenica events. All schools are welcome to send a representative.  

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Reconciliation Associates Programme Session 9

Reconciliation in Society Part 2 On 22 May 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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RISING Britain: Foreign Policy After Brexit

How can Britain's foreign policy act as a force for international peace after Brexit? Michael Portillo will address this question at a lunch in St Mary's Guildhall on 14 June 2018. Our future economic prosperity, both as a successful trading nation and as The Midlands Engine, depends on there being peace. If there’s not peace, the only businesses that can …

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Hiroshima Day 2018

Photo by Mike Lane Please join us at 6pm on Monday 6th August 2018 for a service of reflection in Coventry Cathedral and the Chapel of Unity, with readings and music for all led by Sarah Hills, Canon of Coventry Cathedral Reconciliation Ministry and with Japanese speaker. The Lord Mayor of Coventry will attend as well as representatives from the Embassy …

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RISING Global Peace Forum 2018

RISING Global Peace Forum in 2018 will gather peacebuilding experts from around the world on 12-13 September 2018 in Coventry Cathedral to explore brave and innovative strategies for resolving violent conflict, sustaining peaceful societies and more. More information at https://rising.org/rising-2018/ https://youtu.be/BW1RvJ6Xfd8  

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Coventry Lord Mayor's Peace Lecture 2018

Coventry Lord Mayor's Peace Lecture 2018

Coventry Lord Mayor's Peace Lecture 2018 will be held on Tuesday 13 November in St Mary's Guildhall, Bayley Lane, Coventry. We are delighted to announce that the speaker will be Professor Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, an articulate journalist and author who takes a progressive stance on social justice issues. This event is organised by Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation. Programme …

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For their generous support, the Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation expresses our thanks to our sponsors Penny Press Ltdpublishers of books and websites
about the History of the Universe. We also thank our partners Coventry University Center For Trust, Peace and Social Relations and the staff of the Lord Mayor' Office and others from Coventry City Council for their valuable assistance and support.