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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International Young People’s Peace Essay Competition 2021

Young People’s International Peace Essay Competition will run for the first time in 2021. It follows the very successful pilot run by UNA Coventry Branch working with the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University in 2020. This year we hope to attract even more entries around the world, and offer larger cash prizes as well as …

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Integrate Coventry Project

The aim of the Integrate Coventry Project is to help to integrate refugees and other third country nationals to rebuild their lives in safety, becoming fully self-sufficient and establish themselves within the wider community of Coventry. This will be achieved by providing them with English Language education, information advice and guidance; individualised, one to one help to remove barriers to …

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10 Days of Peace campaign

A campaign is getting underway in Coventry aimed at tackling violence. Led by the West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit the ‘10 Days of Peace’ campaign will bring together young people, communities, and partner organisations from the education sector, to amplify local stories and messaging around what peace means to the people of Coventry. The 10 Days of Peace campaign will …

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My City - Virtual Art Exhibition

My City - Virtual Art Exhibition

What does your city mean to you? Discover a virtual gallery expressing hope, togetherness and community through art. Experience the 3 Cities: Coventry, Wolverhampton, Birmingham through the communities' eyes. Other than gathering responses from our own Fusion Artists, we are also inviting the public to contribute to this evolving exhibition and to share their responses, they could even be selected …

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Online Singing Group

Dasi from Coventry Peace House and the Making Project is running Zoom meetings from 5-6pm on Mondays in March 2021 at which you can meet new people and sing some pop and folk songs (or ‘put yourself on mute’ if you prefer). Book your place by calling 07868 534599.

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City of Culture Programme

City of Culture Programme

City of Culture currently has 27 activities and events on its programme, which begins on 15 May 2021, and more will be added in future weeks. See them here Some events are already taking place or accepting bookings. Book Tickets here

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World Peace Prayer Society

In 1988 the World Peace Prayer Society was incorporated as a non-profit, non-sectarian organization and established its world headquarters in New York City-USA. The first seeds of the movement to spread the Universal Message and Prayer, "May Peace Prevail On Earth", were planted in Ishikawa, Japan where a small gathering of peace workers joined Masahisa Goi to listen to his philosophy …

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Coventry Community Peace Orchard Survey

The Peace Orchard is now becoming well-established and we are looking forward to the Spring blossom. The project is moving into the next phase for Coventry's year as City of Culture. If you have visited the Orchard, we would be very grateful if you could complete this 3 minute survey, so that future developments and activities reflect what visitors think …

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Forthcoming Peace-Related Events

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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.