Dear Reader,

August was a quiet month for peace-related activity in Coventry. The main event was the Hiroshima Day Commemoration on the 6th, and we include photographs of this event.

September will be more lively with the much anticipated RISING Global Peace Forum to be held on 12-13. Book your free seat by writing to RISING@coventry.ac.uk.

And don't forget to book your seat at the Lord Mayor's November Peace Lecture by the well-known journalist and broadcaster Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on the subject "Keeping Faith in Just Values in an Age of Populism". Seats are likely to be short supply so best to book early here

Community leaders can receive an invitation to have tea with Yasmin and the Lord Mayor of Coventry before the lecture! Please write to me explaining why you want to meet her and I will send you an invitation.

There is a list of other forthcoming peace-related activities below.

Thank you for your continued support of our work in sharing news and events related to peace and reconciliation with communities in Coventry.

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

Coventry Justice and Peace Group's Concerns over Leidos

Thanks to the efforts of local people and their representatives, the West Midlands Pension Fund (WMPF) has taken the unprecedented step of ending all investments in one aspect of the arms trade. Unfortunately we are still concerned about the presence of Lockheed Martin, the multinational arms-dealer, in the Coventry University Technology Park. In 2016, a new name appeared in their …

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Music Builds Peaceful International Relations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIbsObT5LWM Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra builds bonds of friendship and good international relationships between young people of 17 countries and expresses the joy of music during their 2018 season in the UK. The above video was recorded in Birmingham Symphony Hall. For more information see www.sistemaengland.org.uk www.thsh.co.uk Twitter: @SistemaEngland @THSHBirmingham

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Hiroshima Day 2018 Photos

Photographs from Hiroshima Day Memorial Event on 6 August 2018.

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Spring Action Cleaning

Spring Action is a cleaning service organised by Coventry refugee and migrant centre in order to support refugees to give them a chance to support their families by providing a high standard of cleaning in offices and buildings in need of regular and reliable cleaning to ensure a safe and healthy environment is maintained. In addition to receiving an excellent service, …

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Forthcoming Peace-Related Events in Coventry

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Schools Peace & Justice Forum

Schools Peace & Justice Forum

The Coventry Schools Peace & Justice Forum will meet in Coventry Council House on Wed 5 September to discuss progress in exploring Restorative Justice within the City. All welcome.

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Corrupt Governments and Leaders: Confiscation of Assets

On 8th September, 2018 Warwick District UN Association will hold their next event at the Leamington Spa Baptist Church (Warwick Hall), Chandos Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4RN from 12:00 pm. Corrupt Governments and Leaders: Confiscation of Assets -  what can be done to ensure that stolen assets are made available for international development and eradicating poverty?   Guest Speaker:  Jeremy Rawlins, Crown …

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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. The theme at this year’s RISING event is ‘The Anatomy of Peace’ and we’ve arranged a unique group of inspiring world-class speakers to come …

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Head's Breakfast with PeaceMakers

Peacemakers will run this breakfast for Head Teachers and Senior Leaders on 25 September prior to the Restorative Approaches Course giving Senior Leaders the chance support staff who attend the training later that day. This is a free event. Email anna@peacemakers.org.uk for more information.

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An Introduction to Restorative Approaches in Schools

This one-day introductory course for: Learning Mentors, Teaching Assistants, Support Staff will be held on 25 September. It is organised by PeaceMakers, Birmingham. The cost is £50 per person. For more information contact: Anna Gregory anna@peacemakers.org.uk People who attend the 1 day course might want to consider furthering their learning by becoming a Restorative Practitioner.

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Making Peace With the Enemy

An important public meeting exploring forgiveness and reconciliation will be held in Nuneaton Methodist Church on 25 September with two distinguished guest speakers: Jo Berry and Pat Magee. Jo’s father Sir Anthony Berry was killed in the bombing of the Grand Hotel Brighton as he attended the Conservative Party Conference. In November 2000 Jo met Pat Magee who was sentenced for …

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3 Day Restorative Practitioner Training Course

3 Day Restorative Practitioner Training Course

What is a Restorative Approach? A restorative approach offers schools an alternative way of addressing discipline and behavioural issues and offers a consistent framework for responding to these issues. The aim of this training is to contribute to the building of a strong, mutually respectful, safe, inclusive and peaceful school community. This course provides intensive, interactive facilitator training, focusing on …

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INSPIRE Event

On the morning of Friday 9th November 2018, two days before Armistice Day, a high profile INSPIRE event will take place in Coventry Cathedral and other major public venues around the UK and Ireland, designed for children and young people. More information to follow.

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World Science Day for Peace and Development 2018

World Science Day for Peace and Development, celebrated every 10 November, highlights the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. By linking science more closely with society, World Science Day for Peace and Development …

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The Man Who Built Peace

The Man Who Built Peace

On 10 November there will a showing of a celebrated and award-winning film "The Man Who Built Peace". It documents Frank Buchman's peacemaking approach and features powerful stories of reconciliation, apology, and forgiveness that inspires and challenges people to reflect on what they can and should do. It reminds us that we can all be the change we want to see …

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Coventry Peace Lecture 2018

Coventry 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. The title of the lecture will be Keeping Faith in Just Values in an …

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Coventry Restorative Justice Conference 2018

Coventry Restorative Justice Conference 2018

This conference which will be held on 14 November is designed for those who might be considering introducing restorative justice (RJ) into their institutions to find out more and meet people who are already delivering it. It is also intended to engage people who are thinking about volunteering as RJ and let them find out more. Finally it is aimed …

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