Dear Reader,

Coventry's Peace Festival was exceptional, with the wonderful Lord Mayor's Peace Lecture delivered by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, the world's first PeaceTwalk and well over 100 entries for Coventry Children's Peace Poem Competition received. As this newsletter is being sent out to you, we are also sending the poems to our panel of judges. They have a difficult task! The winners will be announced in the December newsletter.

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 Updates from November

Substantial bursary available for Learning for Peace training package 2019

Peacemakers have a special offer for our Learning for Peace package for 2019 due to securing some generous funding that means we can offer a much larger than usual bursary for this package.  We have enough funding for two schools – but hurry as this special offer is on a first come, first served basis. However, schools who have not received a …

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Report on Restorative Justice Conference

On 14 November, Coventry Restorative Justice Forum held a Conference in Coventry Council House on the subject of RJ. Those who were delivering RJ to citizens of the city were able to describe their work, followed by a Question and Answer session with a panel of experts. One key question they were asked was "How can we make RJ more widely …

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Report on Lord Mayor's Peace Lecture 2018

On 13 November, Coventry Lord Mayor and his Committee for Peace and Reconciliation were delighted to host Professor Yasmin Alibhai-Brown as she delivered the 34th Lord Mayor's Peace Lecture, always the high point of Coventry Peace Festival, entitled "Keeping Faith in Just Values in an age of Populism". As one might expect from this well-known and often controversial prize winning …

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The Man Who Built Peace

The film "The Man who Built Peace" was shown at St Michael's House on 10th November as part of Coventry Peace Festival 2018. Afterwards Kelly Burks, Amina Khalid and Jacqui Daukes discussed the film with the audience. Frank Buchman (1878 – 1961) was an American Lutheran minister and missionary, a revolutionary thinker and leader whose trust-building, reconciliation and peace efforts influenced …

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PeaceTwalk discussed on BBC

Philip Brown, Chair of Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation, spoke briefly to Justine Greene on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire today about the world's first-ever #PeaceTwalk to be held at 13:00 this afternoon. Recording of interview In addition he mentioned the Peace Lecture and the Children's Peace Poem Competition.

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INSPIRE Event, Coventry Cathedral

On Friday, 9th November, almost 450 primary and secondary students from schools across the Coventry area arrived at Coventry Cathedral as part of a nationwide INSPIRE event to commemorate the 100th year of the end of WW1. This event focused on not just remembering the Armistice, but also asking students to consider how they could become peace-makers in their own lives. Throughout …

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Forthcoming Peace-Related Events in Coventry

Palestinian Goods Fair

Ann Farr writes: I am sure you are aware of the increasingly bad news from Palestine this year. There has been an increase in the number of demolitions, displacements, detentions without trial and the number of children who suffer violence, who have been arrested and imprisoned is appalling. The demolition of the Jahalin Bedouin village homes and school  of Khan …

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Coventry, a Global City

The British Foreign Policy Group is partnering with Coventry University and West Midlands Economic Forum to host an event 'Coventry, a Global City' which will take place from 11.00 am - 14.00 pm on 10th December in room CC1.3 of the TechnoCentre, Puma Way, CV1 2TT. Coventry has a globally established reputation as a convenor of dialogues on peace and …

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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 Coventry Cathedral, Coventry University and Warwick University for their support and assistance.