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

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

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Forthcoming Events

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Beyond Forgiving: Free film show

On Sat 1 July there will be a conversation with Letlapa Mphahlele, former South African liberation army commander, and protagonist in the award-winning film Beyond Forgiving, a powerful documentary about tragedy, reconciliation and hope in post-apartheid South Africa. There will be a screening of an excerpt of the flm during the course of the afternoon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inghPuBNSEE For more details about this …

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Reconciliation Associates Programme

A planning meeting (plus wine and nibbles) will be held at 19:30 on Tuesday 4 July in St Michael's House to discuss the Reconciliation Associates Programme for 2017-18. The themes that the Reconciliation Team would like to develop for the next course include (but are not limited to); Practical day-to-day reconciliation tools Dialogue and support for participants’ real-life reconciliation situations The …

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Faith and Peaceful Relations Conference

Faith and Peaceful Relations Conference

The second annual Faith and Peaceful Relations Conference will be held on 5 July, run by Coventry University Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations on the topic of "Faith in the Care System: Addressing the needs of Diverse children". This conference is for academics, practitioners, social workers and families.

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Working Towards a net Zero Carbon Economy

This conference on 8 July in St Michael’s House, with James Buchanan of Operation Noah (keynote speaker) and local speakers Bob Sherman, George Browning and Tony McNally is an expression of the Eco Church community commitment of Coventry Cathedral and is organised together with the Diocesan Environment Group. The day is free, but your donation towards the sandwich lunch will be welcome. …

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Srebrenica Memorial Day

Between 11 and 22 of July 1995, over 8000 Muslim men and boys were massacred by Bosnian Serbian soldiers in and around a small town called Srebrenica in in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where they had fled for safety. At the same time over 20,000 women and girls were raped. It was the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two. July 11 …

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8372 Srebrenica Memorial Football Tournament

Join the 8372 Tournament on July 12 to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. The 8-3-7-2 football tournament will unite young people across Britain playing football in memory of the 8372 men and boys who were killed in the Srebrenica genocide. In taking part, you will score a public victory against hatred and intolerance in the 22nd anniversary …

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Schools Peace & Justice Forum 13 July 2017

Schools Peace & Justice Forum 13 July 2017

The next meeting of the Coventry Schools Peace & Justice Forum will be held on 13 July to work on our plans to grow the schools peace coordinator network and launch the online resources, among other topics. All welcome to join.

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Global Peace Workshop 2017

Youth promoting peace through peacebuilding, peace communication and solidarity The fifth annual Global Peace Workshop on 24-28 July 2017 focuses on peacebuilding,  peace communication and solidarity initiatives. Our goals are to examine how these processes support and empower people living through conflict, by offering practical tools, shaping and influencing public opinion, or reducing isolation. We will critically consider the roles …

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My Story is My Witness: A Story of Suffering and Hope

This talk on 26 July will explore the way ‘Father Forgive’, the words etched onto the wall behind the altar in the ruins of the old cathedral, forever changed the course of the speaker's life. Professor Kamran Mofid is the founder of the Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative and teacher on economics of the common good with an interfaith perspective on …

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Hiroshima Day 2017

Please join us at 6pm on Sunday 6th August 2017 for a service of reflection in Coventry Cathedral and the Chapel of Unity, with readings and music for all led by John Witcombe, Dean Coventry Cathedral and with speaker Ruth Longoni, Lord Mayor’s Peace Committee. The Lord Mayor of Coventry and representatives from the Embassy of Japan will attend. This …

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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. To receive details please register here as a schools coordinator. Venue in Coventry city centre to be announced soon.

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Other Stories this Month

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Agenda for Humanity

The Agenda for Humanity is a five-point plan to prevent and reduce human suffering during crises. Through its 5 core responsibilities and 24 transformations, the Agenda for Humanity sets out a vision and a roadmap for how the humanitarian system can reduce humanitarian need, risk and vulnerability for the 130 million people who are affected by humanitarian crises and for …

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Understanding the Middle East

Understanding the Middle East

This series of 15 minute broadcasts by experienced BBC correspondent Jeremy Bowen first broadcast in June 2017 gives a very useful insight into the history of many countries and groups within this troubled region of the world from a man who witnessed many of the key events and met many of the key people. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08rmkcd/episodes/downloads

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Schools Coordinator Registration

Schools Coordinator Registration

Please complete this form to register as a peace, justice and reconciliation coordinator with a Coventry school or college. By registering you are agreeing to receive news via email about relevant events and resources.

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Anne Frank Exhibition

Could your school, church or community host the international exhibition Anne Frank – A History for Today? Based on the concept of 'peer education' students or other volunteers could be trained as exhibition guides. By asking questions they would help visitors to reflect on the historical events and challenge them to make relevant connections with developments in contemporary society. This is of …

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Art, Conflict and Remembering: The Murals of the Bogside Artists

25 May to 30 June 2017 Coventry Cathedral, with its long history and ministry of reconciliation, is pleased to host this exhibition featuring the murals of the Bogside Artists in Derry/Londonderry. The Bogside was the epicentre of what came to be known as ‘the Troubles’ – a violent, thirty-year conflict that began with non-sectarian civil rights marches in Derry/Londonderry against …

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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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Fancy learning how to use the world's most popular website development tool and learn a saleable skill? Want to write articles about topics of peace and justice? Then get involved and volunteer with Coventry City of Peace! We are looking for more people to join this team and help us organise write articles, edit our resource list, create videos and …

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about the History of the Universe. We also thank our partners Coventry University Center For Trust, Peace and Social Relations for their support.