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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Diversity Identity and Peace

During 2021-22, Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation will be running a project focusing on Diversity, Identity and Peace. The project, kindly funded by the University of Warwick, will aim to engage young people from local colleges who might not have access to or even thought about access to art and culture. The participants will be engaged in …

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Making the case for peace education - video

In this video, Quaker Council for European Affairs looks at why peace education has to be a priority. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ4nmB7kBD8

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Humanitarian Coordinator launches Emergency Response Plan for Gaza

On 27 May the UN Humanitarian Coordinator of the occupied Palestinian territory, Lynn Hastings, launched an emergency response plan which requires $95 million to address the needs of 1.1 million Palestinians over the coming three months. She said: We must be able to implement our support plan fully. The generous support of our donor partners from all regions is essential, …

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Volunteers Needed for Coventry Peace Trail Plaques Project

Coventry Peace Trail is a walking tour that visits around 30 sites associated with peace in Coventry city centre. It begins with the ruins of St. Michael’s cathedral, blitzed in 1940, and concludes in Millennium Place. Printed copies of the booklet are available here, or you can download a free PDF here. A sub-group from Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and …

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What is peace education? - Video

What is peace education? - Video

In this video from Quaker Council for European Affairs we hear from experts of peace education who tell us their definition of peace education. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj5P0y524XI  

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Tell the new PCC your policing priorities

The newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, Simon Foster, is calling for members of the public and organisations to let him know what their priorities are for policing in the West Midlands You have until 10 June to tell him what matters to us before the new West Midlands Police and Crime plan is created. To …

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Israel and Hamas Cease-Fire

On Thursday 20 May, Israel's Prime Minister's Office announced that the security cabinet had voted unanimously to accept the Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire after 11 days of bombing Gaza. Officials of Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, also accepted the proposal. One Hamas official, Ali Barakeh, said the truce was a defeat for Netanyahu and “a victory to …

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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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Refugee Week 2021: We Cannot Walk Alone

The theme of Refugee Week this year, which will take place from 14-20 June 2021, will be We Cannot Walk Alone Programmes of events in Coventry and elsewhere is currently being put together. We will update this page as we find more information. See here for the national event list  

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Coventry Hiroshima Day 2021

The Commemoration will be held in the nave Coventry Cathedral from 17:30 to 19:30 on Friday 6 August 2021. 17:30 Cathedral music played on the Norwegian Organ by Tony Edwards 18:00 - 19:00 In the presence of a representative of the embassy of Japan, Coventry Lord Mayor and members of the Coventry Japanese community. Welcome by Manjit Kaur and Lord …

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Coventry Peace Festival 2021

Coventry Peace Festival is an annual celebration of the city's place as the UK's only city of Peace and Reconciliation. It will take place during the first two weeks of November. The programme is currently being planned. If you have ideas for an event you would like to organise, please contact Zoe Walmsley, Senior Events Officer, Coventry City Council at …

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Coventry Dresden Friendship Festival 2021

Coventry-Dresden Arts Exchange, Coventry Association for International Friendship have been working with others to develop a Friendship Festival during Coventry Peace Festival in November 2021. See the poster below for details.

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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.