Dear Reader,

Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation are planning an exciting new project to recruit, train and support Coventry Young Peace Ambassadors from schools in the city. More news about this will follow in the months to come.

In the meantime the United Nations Association Coventry Branch will be running a Schools War, Peace and Reconciliation Conference in March, organised in association with the Lord Mayor's Committee. It will be held at Warwick University and delivered by UNA Ambassadors from both Coventry and Warwick Universities.

For more news and events related to peace and reconciliation see the lists below.

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

CARAG

Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group (CARAG) is a community group made up of asylum seekers and refugees based in Coventry.  The members come from Africa, Asia, Middle east and as far as South America. The group is run by asylum seekers, refugees and volunteers from the local community. We have come together to share our experiences, support each other, …

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Schools Project on Poland

What is Schools Project on Poland? Schools Project on Poland is a great way for young people to get to know more about Poland, the history of Poland, its links with Britain and the contribution of Polish people to the UK. It is a project in three stages and you can do any or all of them. This Project involves …

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Cardinal Newman Students Visit Dresden

At the invitation of the Mayor of Dresden, students and staff from Cardinal Newman Catholic School as well as the Lord Mayor of Coventry travelled to Germany on 11 February to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the city's twinning with Coventry. The students had a very packed agenda for the week including: spending time with students and staff from their …

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Sing For Change Today

We are a newly established group of singers who meet monthly on the first Saturday of the month from 10.30 -12.00 noon in Earlsdon, Coventry.  Attendance varies from 15-20 people and we have a break for coffee. We started singing together in June 2018.  'Never turning back', 'From a distance', 'Bella Ciao',  'Singing for our lives', 'Do you hear the people sing?' …

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Peacehouse Night Shelter Needs for February

Here is the Coventry Peace House Night Shelter wish list for February: This month we need coffee, hot chocolate, sugar, toilet roll and cooking oil. And, as always, any donations of fresh fruit, peanut butter, juice, and snacks people can take away such as crisps are always welcomed by those staying with us if you want to offer a little …

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Coventry Peace House

We are made up of six little houses painted bright yellow! We are fifteen minutes walk from the city centre in a vibrant multicultural area and have a nice big garden. From June 1997 until July 1998 there was a peace camp outside the Alvis tank factory on the Walsgrave Triangle in Coventry, and when that came to an end …

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Forthcoming Peace-Related Events in Coventry

Year of Wellbeing in our Communities Evening

Cllr Kamran Caan invites you to a very special event in the evening of 7 March as part of our Coventry and Warwickshire Year of Wellbeing 2019. Coventry and Warwickshire's Year of Wellbeing 2019 is here to help improve health and wellbeing for everyone in our area. Our Vision for the Year of Wellbeing is: People in Coventry and Warwickshire …

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International Women's Day & World Peace Celebration 2019

The Lord Mayor of Coventry will be hosting a celebration of International Women's Day and World Peace at 7pm on Friday 8 March in St Mary's Guildhall. Food will be served, classical Gnostic music will be played, art will be on display and poetry will be performed by 'Soveida Ensemble'. The Keynote Speaker will be Mrs Fleur Sexton, Deputy Lieutenant …

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Knife Angel comes to Coventry

A sculpture created from confiscated knives used to commit crimes is to go on display outside Coventry Cathedral. The Knife Angel is a national monument against violence and aggression and aims to show the impact knife crime has on people's lives. With concerns around crimes in towns and cities well documented the Knife Angel will stand near the statue of …

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Coventry Schools War, Peace and Reconciliation Conference

The United Nations Association Coventry Branch invites sixth formers to its War, Peace and Reconciliation conference 10am-3pm on Tuesday 19 March at University of Warwick. In a series of workshops they will explore how the United Nations is involved in War, Peace and Reconciliation. Does the UN succeed or fail to prevent wars and restore peace? What does it do …

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1 day Introduction to Restorative Approaches in Schools

This one day course on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 is perfect for you if you are looking to learn about Restorative Approaches and put them into practice. Restorative - what does it even mean? Ever wondered what this thing ‘restorative’ is all about? Have people in your school started using the word ‘restorative’ and you feel like you need a bit …

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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.