Dear Reader,

Climate change has been a key issue in the media during April so in this issue we examine the connection between climate change and peace, and discuss what is happening about it 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

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Coventry Cultural Education Partnership

Cultural Education Partnerships are an Arts Council England initiative delivered by bridge organisations in local areas. Arts Connect are helping to develop a Cultural Education Partnership in Coventry. On 7 May they will run their next meeting at which Group 3 will discuss "Culture building bridges in diversity and equality" on How programmes and venues can enable all citizens to …

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Climate Change - a Threat to Peace?

Climate change was prominent in the UK media during April, largely as the result of the activities of a group called Extinction Rebellion as well as Student Strikes for Climate began in March. And climate change is increasingly recognized as a “threat multiplier” by scientists, political representatives, and civil society across the world. The United Nations Security Council held an …

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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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Forthcoming Peace-Related Events in Coventry

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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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Coventry & Dresden in Concert

These twinned cities will celebrate 60 Years of friendship on Saturday, 1 June, in Coventry Cathedral with a concert of choral and orchestral music celebrating peace, reconciliation and friendship by Spires Chorus & Orchestra and the Dresden Neuer Chor. Music by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Copland, Elgar, Fauré, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Parry, Rachmaninov, Schubert and Spofforth conducted by Axel Langmann & …

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Community Peace Picnic

1.00-3.00 pm Thursday 6th June 2019 with the Coventry Lord Mayor, local schools and the Armed Forces community to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and launch an on-site and web-based information resource. More information: Andy Duncan ajd100@virginmedia.com

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Positive Images Festival 2019

Positive Images Festival, which will run from 15 June to 6 July, is about celebrating the best of Coventry’s heritage. 2019 will be the 25th Anniversary of the festival which takes place every year and embraces diversity in all its forms. It is an exciting programme of art events spread over three weeks. What’s on offer spans genres, from poetry readings, …

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Multicultural Craft and Food Fair 2019

Positive Images Festival invites you to come along on 15 June and celebrate the 24th anniversary of our festival by visiting the Multicultural craft and food fair in the heart of the city centre. Browse the 22 stalls, selling books, CDs musical instruments, crafts and artefacts from around the world. Sample and buy food that will tingle your taste buds. …

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Refugee Week

Refugee Week is the UK’s largest annual festival celebrating the resilience and vibrancy of refugees in our community and runs from the 17th until the 23rd of June 2019. The spirit of shared stories and experiences is embodied by the theme of this year’s Refugee Week, 'You, Me and Those Before'. Jan Malatesta, Service Development Officer at Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre …

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3 Day Accredited Restorative Practitioner Training for Schools

Peacemakers of Birmingham will organise this 3 day training course spread over 3 weeks. It is aimed at schools that are looking to train staff to facilitate restorative practices such as formal conferences, corridor and playground chats and class circles. The course is suitable for Senior and Middle Leaders, Pastoral Staff, SenCos, Family Workers and class teachers. Ideally, the person attending …

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Community Information Fair 2019

Positive Images Festival will host the Community Information Fair on 3 July as part of its festival celebrations. The Fair will be located in Broadgate this year and feature 13 marquees with 26 stalls offering a great opportunity to find out about the work of local community groups and other public service organisations. You will also be able to find …

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International Day of Peace 2019

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Sustainable Development Goal 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” calls for promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access …

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RISING Global Peace Forum 2019

RISING Global Peace Forum will be 13th and 14th November 2019. The theme for both the Symposia and the main Forum is ‘The Ecology of Peace’ and we’ll be exploring and celebrating the many different routes by which peace can be made and sustained: top-down, bottom-up, with/without a formal peace deal, peace between nations, individuals and with our environment and peace through …

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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.