Dear Reader,

Do you know a child born on or after 30 November 2002 who lives or goes to school in Coventry? Then tell them about the Coventry Children's Peace Poem Competition. Details below. Prizes and publishing fame to be won!

September saw a very successful RISING Global Peace Forum. Thanks to Coventry University's Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, to Coventry Cathedral and the City Council. For videos of previous RISING talks see their YouTube channel.

It also saw plans being made for the forthcoming Coventry Peace Festival, 1 to 14 November. There are many events planned. See below for details.

One of them will be Coventry Lord Mayor's November Peace Lecture, to be delivered this year by the well-known journalist and broadcaster Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on 13 November. Her subject will be

"Keeping Faith in Just Values in an Age of Populism".

Seats are going fast so book now here

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

Crime and Accountability Book published by Coventry LMPC

Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation have re-published a classic title in the work of restorative justice entitled Crime and Accountability: Victim/Offender Mediation in Practice by Tony F Marshall and Susan Merry It is available now on Amazon in print or ebook. This work was originally published for the Home Office in 1990 and describes the first substantial empirical research …

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Twalk Together For Peace

Twalk Together For Peace

Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation and United Nations Association Coventry Branch encourage the people of Coventry to Walk Together for Peace. We want to bring people from different communities, cultures, races, ages and religions together to talk as they walk, share their common humanity and get fitter. Each walk will end at a pub, hotel or cafe where …

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Coventry Restorative Justice Forum Questions Police and Crime Commissioner

Coventry Restorative Justice Forum Questions Police and Crime Commissioner

At a meeting of the West Midlands Strategic Policing and Crime Board on 18 September, Philip Brown asked the following questions on behalf of the Coventry Restorative Justice Forum. A video of the questions and answers can be found here. A webcast of the full meeting of the Board can be found here. A library of all webcasts by the West Midlands Police …

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Constitution of Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace & Reconciliation

Constitution of Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace & Reconciliation

Constitution of Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee For Peace And Reconciliation AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation aims to promote peace and reconciliation in the world by: Building on the reputation of Coventry as a City of Peace and Reconciliation. Organising annual peace events such as the August Hiroshima Remembrance Service and the Lord Mayor’s …

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Forthcoming Peace-Related Events in Coventry

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Coventry Children's Peace Poem Competition

Coventry Schools Peace & Justice Forum and Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation invite all children of Coventry to submit an original poem on the theme of peace and/or justice and/or reconciliation. To qualify you must be born on or after 30 November 2002 and either attend a Coventry school or be living in the city. The last …

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Coventry Peace Festival 2018

The annual Coventry Peace Festival takes place from 1 to 14 November. The programme of events can be found here.

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City Centre Peace Trail Guided Tour 3 Nov 2018

This guided tour will visit locations around the city centre connected with peace and explain the history of each site. Every participant will receive a free copy of the newly updated Coventry Peace Trail booklet. Meet in Coventry Cathedral Ruins, CV1 5FB Contact for further information Carol Rank Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace & Reconciliation c.rank@coventry.ac.uk

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Geneva Peace Week 2018 - Building Peace in a Turbulent World

Geneva Peace Week 2018 from 5 to 9 November emphasizes the urgency of finding peaceful solutions for the growing risks of violent conflict, building on the lessons from history and the needs for future peacebuilding practice. Collective security and peace practice represent a rich tapestry of challenges and achievements, as well as devastating failures. Geneva Peace Week reflects on the …

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PeaceBuilding Teachers Conference

On 8th November primary and secondary school teachers are invited to a day-long conference at Bablake School, Coventry on the subject of peace building in school. This CPD opportunity will enable teachers to create and embed peace and reconciliation in school values and explore how to teach students to understand and deal with conflict. It will be held on the same …

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6th Form PeaceBuilder Conference

On 8th November, schools are invited to bring sixth-formers to a conference at Bablake School, Coventry entitled How to be a Peace Builder Organised by Coventry Cathedral and Bablake, this ground-breaking day-long conference consisting of practical workshops will build students' skills and develop their attitudes towards peace and reconciliation and enable them to understand and deal with conflict. This course is an …

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3 Day Restorative Practitioner Training Course

3 Day Restorative Practitioner Training Course

A 3 day course on restorative justice spread over 3 weeks will be run in Birmingham for school staff from 8 to 22 November 2018. 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 …

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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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City Centre Peace Trail Guided Tour 10 November 2018

This guided tour will visit locations around the city centre connected with peace and explain the history of each site. Every participant will receive a free copy of the newly updated Coventry Peace Trail booklet. Meet in Coventry Cathedral Ruins, CV1 5FB Contact for further information Carol Rank Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace & Reconciliation c.rank@coventry.ac.uk

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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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Twalk Together for Peace 11 Nov 2018

Twalk Together for Peace 11 Nov 2018

Take steps in developing peaceful relations by walking around the War Memorial Park and talking with people from a different culture, race, religion, nation or age from you.   Meet near the bus shelter in Coventry Park and Ride. Look for the UN flag. This is also the main car park in the Memorial Park. The entrance is at 36 Kenilworth …

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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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Newsletter created by Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation

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For their generous support, the Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation expresses our thanks to the Lord Mayor's Office and Coventry City Council. We also thank our partners Coventry University Center For Trust, Peace and Social Relations and Coventry Cathedral for their support and assistance.