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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Covid through the eyes of a child

Children and young people have been affected by Covid. Godiva Trust wanted to give children and young people an opportunity for their voices to be heard. This promotional vidoe enables them to spread their health and wellbeing messages to their parents and wider communities. https://youtu.be/dPv10qmjHa4 Thanks to the Godiva sisters who supported this film especially Suzanne for teaching her daughter …

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Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates 2021 - Which Will Bring Peace to Victims of Crime?

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected officials responsible for securing efficient and effective policing of a police area. An effective PCC and police force can contribute significantly to the peace of the people of the West Midlands. The 2021 West Midlands PCC election will be held on 6 May at the same time as elections for elections of the …

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German Peace Garden

The German Peace Garden in Coventry War Memorial Park serves as a reminder of the desire of German people for peace. The idea for the garden began in 1962, when the first Coventry Flower Show took place in the War Memorial Park. The West German Horticultural Federation were invited to participate. They suggested they come back to create a Garden …

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Nominations Sought for West Midlands Police Diamond Awards

West Midlands Police are asking for nominations for the Diamond Awards 2021. They are looking for nominations in a variety of categories for police officers, members of police staff, PCSOs and special constables who have made a real difference in your community: people who have dedicated their time and effort to improving the lives of others, helping to build safer …

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CARAG Podcast Rises to UK Top 15 Podcasts on Immigration

At the beginning of the Covid 19 Pandemic, CARAG decided to start a podcast as a way of documenting the experiences of its members. Their audience has grown and they have risen to the UK Top 15 podcasts on immigration. As a result they decided to expand their guests and will start to feature policy makers, leaders in the migration …

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The Holodomor

The Holodomor

Between 1929 and 1932 the Soviet Communist Party, on Stalin's orders, dispossessed and deported millions of peasant families, called "dekulakisation", and abolished private property in land and the concentrated the remaining peasantry in "collective" farms under Party control. There followed a "terror-famine", inflicted on the collectivised peasants of the Ukraine and some other regions, in which the Stalin set impossibly …

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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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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.