Dear Reader,

We are thrilled to announce the creation of Coventry Peace Wall, a virtual art gallery to which you are invited to send your photos or pictures which encapsulate what peace means to you.

In addition the Coventry & Warwickshire Children's Peace Poem Competition is now open for entries.

Even better, both the Peace Wall and the Peace Poem are offering prizes for the best entries from children, so why not give them a try! Entry is free.

These and many other new articles were added to the Coventry City of Peace website last month. Some of them are listed below, as well as forthcoming peace-related events.

The CovTeleCon has already hosted some very useful events and has the capacity to host more, so if you want to run a telemeeting to talk to friends, neighbours or colleagues, please visit our site https://covtelecon.uk/ to find out how.

And 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 Peace Wall

Coventry Peace Wall

Coventry Peace Wall is a virtual space where you can exhibit your photo, drawing or picture other artwork you have created to celebrate Peace or Reconciliation. To visit the virtual Peace Wall, click on the image below. Click here to send your picture to the Peace Wall You can reach this page by using the shortcut covpeacewall.uk

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Coventry & Warwickshire Children's Peace Poem Competition

Coventry & Warwickshire Children's Peace Poem Competition

Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation, Coventry Cathedral, SACRE and the United Nations Association Coventry Branch invite children who live or go to school in Coventry or Warwickshire and who will be 16 or younger on 30 November to write a peace poem on this year’s theme or to create a picture/drawing/photograph on the same topics for inclusion on this website and perhaps …

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Coventry Sacred Space Initiative

Throughout Coventry, the ‘Sacred’ can and does manifest in many different ways. Coventry Sacred Space has been established to honour and celebrate Coventry’s ‘arrivals hall’ for communities in need of sanctuary and a new home. It is a space for creativity, hope and healing, where enterprise and industry are incubated and cultivated by all. It provides a specific area of …

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Rhys Davies on HillzFM Radio

On 19 September Rhys Davies, member of Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation and teacher responsible for peace at Cardinal Newman School, was interviewed by Kate Hills on Hillz Radio. They talked about promoting peace and reconciliation in schools and also in the wider community. Listen to the interview below, and listen to more programmes from HillzFM at …

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Peace Education Resources on Peace Orchard Website

Peace Education Resources on Peace Orchard Website

The Peace Orchard Website contains a number of peace education resources including: The Peace Calendar suggests one event for each month of the year that can form the focus of students’ peace activity – for example, the birth of Martin Luther King in January, or the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in August, or Human Rights Day in …

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Positive Images Festival Poetry Competition 2020

What does being a good neighbour mean? Who or what do we consider our neighbours to be, and just as importantly, who doesn’t feel part of a neighbourhood? These are age-old questions that have become even more relevant during recent times. We’ve all heard the wonderful stories of volunteers picking up prescriptions and food for those who  are shielding during …

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Peace One Day

Peace One Day

Peace One Day's objective is to institutionalise International Peace Day 21 September, making it a day that is self-sustaining, an annual day of global unity, a day of intercultural cooperation on an unprecedented scale. Throughout the years, millions of people have been active on Peace Day in every country of the world, and hundreds of organisations have carried out life-saving …

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Sikh history and philosophy through creative media

Sikh history and philosophy through creative media

IM 13 13 is on a mission to enrich people’s lives with Sikh history and philosophy through creative media that could capture the public’s imagination and appeal to a wide range of people, including non Sikhs. IM 13 13 focuses on producing commercial content in three key areas, ​Film, Animation and Music (FAM). ​This is to help educate the world …

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Hate Crime Bystander Intervention Training

Stand by Me UK is a project run by Nottingham based group Communities Inc that empowers people to assist victims of bullying, harassment or hate through safe bystander interventions. They aim to train people in England, Scotland, and Wales how to respond to hate so that no one has to suffer from hatred anymore. They are running a series of free …

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Understanding Homelessness - A Creative Toolkit

Understanding Homelessness - A Creative Toolkit

Homelessness is an URGENT social issue that deserves our attention This toolkit from the University of Warwick was designed by Nadine Holdsworth as a resource for teachers, youth groups, and other voluntary organisations working with people aged 14 and above – it will help you to help others approach the complex issues around homelessness. Containing information, things to discuss and …

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Richard Lee and the Dove of Peace

Richard Lee and the Dove of Peace

Article by Paul Maddocks, Chair of Coventry Society. Reverend Richard Lee a Coventry City Councillor and Alderman, played a major part in rebuilding Coventry and especially its schools after the war. Richard Lee was born in 1873 in Mexborough, Yorkshire. In 1902 he became a congregational minister and in 1914 he became Unitarian minister of Bury, Lancashire. He was a …

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Forthcoming Peace-Related Events

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UN75 TeleConversation September 2020

UN75 TeleConversation September 2020

Participate in UN75, the biggest-ever global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want. These teleconversations will be held on the first Wednesday of every month during 2020. Why #UN75? Tackling issues such as COVID-19, the climate crisis, inequality, new patterns of violence and the major changes we are seeing in population and technology in …

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Jai Jagat Global Peace March 2020

Jai Jagat is a campaign in September 2020 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. …

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Peace One Day Live Global Digital Experience 2020

On International Peace Day, 21st September 2020, Peace One Day will run a Live Global Digital Experience. Note: The times of this event have not yet been announced so we have estimated the start and end times. Join the full day of live broadcast with the most incredible speakers, actors, musicians and live action from the continents of the world. …

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International Day of Peace 2020 TeleCelebration

International Day of Peace 2020 TeleCelebration

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. This year the United Nations Association Coventry Branch are planning an online TeleCelebration. Coventry, in the United Kingdom, is a City of Peace and Reconciliation, so it is the ideal place to host this innovative TeleCelebration. How to join the TeleCelebration Follow this link from …

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Geneva Peace Week 2020

Geneva Peace Week 2020 will be held from 2 to 6 November in Maison de la paix, Chemin Eugene-Rigot 2, 1202 Genève, Switzerland and online. In 2020 the theme of GPW is Rebuilding trust after disruption: Pathways to reset international cooperation. For more information visit https://www.genevapeaceweek.ch/gpw20 Geneva Peace Week (GPW) is a leading annual forum in the international peacebuilding calendar in which …

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Coventry Peace Lecture 2020

Coventry Peace Lecture 2020

12 November will present a rare opportunity to hear the UK's ex Chief Scientific Adviser and Special Representative for Climate Change share his insight and wisdom. Some people claim that Covid19 is the world’s biggest threat since the end of World War II. It has galvanised governments into action because it is an immediate and obvious danger. But, within a …

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City of Culture Programme to Begin in May 2021

On 3 July 2020, Coventry City of Culture Trust announced that it will officially commence its programme in May 2021. Co-created with national and local partners, and grassroots organisations across the city, the programme will include major international artistic events, world premieres and commissions across theatre, music, dance, literature, comedy and visual art. As Covid-19 continues to have a major …

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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.