Dear Reader,

In this issue you can find recent peace-related news and forthcoming events in and around 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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Rotary Club School Peace Garden Competition

The Heart of England Rotary Clubs are running a competition for schools to design a Peace Garden and win a Peace Pole. The planting of Peace Poles was started in Japan as a grassroots project in 1976. They are an internationally recognised symbol for peace and it is estimated that there are now over 200,000 Peace Poles across the globe. …

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Peace Poles

The planting of Peace Poles was started in Japan as a grassroots project in 1976. They are an internationally recognised symbol for peace and it is estimated that there are now over 250,000 Peace Poles across the globe. Peace Poles have four or more sides displaying the message ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ on each side. Any of the world’s …

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Young People's International Peace Essay Competition seeks Sponsorship

Young People's International Peace Essay Competition seeks Sponsorship

UNA Coventry Branch, working with the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, ran Young People's Peace Essay Competition for the first time in 2020. The competition will run again in 2021, this time aiming to attract more essays from young people aged 25 or less, and now it has its own website: youngpeoplespeaceessay.org To raise the …

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12 Modern Lady Godivas needed

Coventry City of Culture Trust are looking for nominations for 12 modern-day Lady Godiva. Over 1,000 years ago Godiva fought for change by riding through the streets of Coventry, and women of all backgrounds across the city continue her legacy today. The judging panel will select 12 women to appear as part of a significant moment in Coventry’s UK City of …

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Peace Train Rides Again in 2021

Coventry University and the Yusuf Islam Foundation will work together to explore what peace means in 2021. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the hit song Peace Train by Cat Stevens – now known as Yusuf Islam. It was written about the longing for peace and a better world. In early 2020 the initiative Peace Train was established by …

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Forthcoming Peace-Related Events

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Lord Mayor's Committee Meeting

Lord Mayor's Committee Meeting

Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation will hold it's bimonthly meeting on 10 March via video conference. The public is welcome to attend. Please contact covlmpc@gmail.com to receive the link to join the meeting.

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2021 England and Wales Census

A census will be held in England and Wales on 21 March 2021 at a cost of almost £1 billion. It is a legal requirement for every household in England and Wales to complete the census. More information at census.gov.uk This will be the first digital-first census. Every household should receive an access code in the post. People will need …

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Artwork from Blue Coat School

    At the heart of the education provided at Blue Coat School are their "CHRIST values" (Care, Hard work, Respect, Integrity, Servanthood and Togetherness), which are inspired by Jesus’ example of a compassionate, courageous, wise and powerful life. Therefore Blue Coat's mission is about preparing children for life, not just exams.

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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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Cross of Nails Presentation and Opening of Japanese Peace Garden

On 2 July 2021 His Excellency the Ambassador from the Embassy of Japan will be presented with the Cross of Nails in Coventry Cathedral at 10.30am. This will be followed by an exhibition of Japanese arts (pupil work). After this, guests will be invited to the official opening of the Japanese Peace Garden at the War Memorial Park. Note the …

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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.