Dear Reader,

Following analysis of the comments made by delegates during the very successful Young People’s Conference on Peace and Reconciliation which we held in November, the Lord Mayor’s Committee has decided to organise a new Peace Award scheme.

More information about this below, plus other peace and reconciliation related events in Coventry and the wider world.

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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Feedback from Coventry Young People’s Peace and Reconciliation Conference 2019

The Conference was run by Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation in association with United Nations Association Coventry Branch on 8 November 2019 Coventry Council House. It attracted 56 peace activists and 58 children aged 10-14 from 17 schools. The following feedback was supplied by the adults present. For a list of ideas raised by delegates, see here. Introductory session …

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Proposed Coventry Peace Award

Following the analysis of the comments made by delegates during the very successful Young People's Conference on Peace and Reconciliation, the Lord Mayor's Committee has decided to organise a new Peace Award scheme. Initially it will be offered to schools during 2020. The aims of the award will be to: Offer a free scheme to encourage and support schools to …

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Reduced Cost Peer Mediation Training Offered to Primary Schools

Thanks to a successful funding application, Peacemakers are able to offer Peer Mediation Training at a substantially reduced cost, to primary schools which do not currently have a scheme. Peer mediators are young people who are trained to mediate disputes on the playground.  A school mediation service is run by volunteer pupils, supported by a member of staff.  The service …

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UN75 - An online conversation about the future

What kind of world do you want to see in 2045? That is the question that the United Nations wants you to answer. It has therefore launched UN75, a global conversation to address the question of what the people of the world want to achieve by the UN centenary in 2045. The UN was founded in 1945 primarily to "to …

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Winners of Coventry & Warwickshire Children's Peace Poem Competition 2020

In late 2019, working with Coventry Cathedral and Coventry and Warwickshire Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education (SACRE), we invited children aged 16 or younger who live or attend school in Coventry or Warwickshire to submit a poem on the theme of peace and/or human rights. Our judges Craig Muir, Emilie Lauren Jones, Kathryn Fleming and Manjit Kaur said “there …

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Fully funded PhD studentships at Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Coventry University's Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations (CTPSR) is offering four fully funded PhD studentships. The research topic must fit within one of the Centre's research themes: Communities, Politics and Identity; Faith and Peaceful Relations; Global Inequalities and Development; Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation; Security, Vulnerability and Resilience; Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism. Apply before 14 February 2020. More …

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Forthcoming Peace-Related Events

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Lord Mayor's Committee AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation will be held from 7-9pm on Wednesday 8 January in Diamond Room 2 of Coventry Council House. Members of the public welcome. It is an ideal opportunity to meet Committee members, learn more about what the Committee does and about its plans for the future.  

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United Nations Association Coventry Branch AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the United Nations Association Coventry Branch will be held on Thursday 23 January in Diamond Room 2 of Coventry Council House. Members of the public are invited to attend and take part in the launch of the Coventry Branch's UN75 project.

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Unpacking the Holocaust: CPD for Teachers

The Centre for Holocaust Education from University College London will be running a continuing professional development day entitled 'Unpacking the Holocaust' on 31 January 2020 in Coventry. Our free workshops update teachers’ own knowledge and build confidence in teaching this complex and emotive subject. All our teacher training is free, thanks to funding from the Department for Education and Pears …

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Jai Jagat Global Peace March 2020

Jai Jagat is a campaign to promote Gandhi's message of non-violence. Its name means "the victory of the World" in Hindi. Their main aims are Eradicating Poverty Eliminating Social Exclusion Ameliorating the Climate Crisis Halting Conflict and Violence In 2020 they will be organising a "Global Peace March 2020" whose aim includes raising awareness of climate justice. Some people will …

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Ruined and Rebuilt

This classic book is on sale now in hardback or paperback and would make an ideal and unique gift. On the night of 14 November 1940, Reverend Richard Howard, Provost of Coventry Cathedral, was one of four firefighters who climbed onto the roof to smother with sand the incendiary bombs that were landing not just on the Cathedral but starting …

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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.