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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Howes School Peace & Reconciliation Video Wins National Competition

This excellent short film that Howes pupils made about Coventry with a focus on Peace and Reconciliation has just won a national competition run by the Rugby League World Cup 2021 and it will be shown on the big screens at the tournament this Autumn. The video takes us on a journey around the historical City of Coventry from the …

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Junior Peacemakers Workshop Guide

Peacemakers have produced a toolkit full of ideas and activities to help you run your own Junior Peacemakers one day workshop for Primary pupils. There are 6 themes to choose from: Refugee Issues, WW1, Climate Justice, Anti-bullying, Making a Difference, Healthy Schools. It also includes lots of advice on how to set up and run the day. Whether you are …

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Blue Coat School Makes News by Receiving Coventry Peace Award

Coventry Observer carried a front page photograph and story on 8 July about an event at Blue Coat School, Coventry, when the Lord Mayor presented the school with a Peace Award Certificate. On behalf of Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation, Pru Porretta and Manjit Kaur presented the school with the Peace Award Trophy. Also present was Jennifer …

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Lord Mayor's Committee receives Certificate of Commendation

On 2 July 2021, His Excellency Hayashi Hajime, Japanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom presented a Certificate of Commendation to Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation by during the Festival of Japanese Arts & Culture by Coventry Young Ambassadors in Coventry Cathedral. Ruth Longoni responded on behalf of the Lord Mayor's Committee. https://youtu.be/yjU2OqBCqoU

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Opening of Japanese Peace Garden

In this special year of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, the Coventry Young Ambassadors presented a festival of Japanese Arts & Culture on 2 July. The morning events took place in Coventry Cathedral and the afternoon events took place in Coventry War Memorial Park. Find out more and watch a video here. They were introduced by Rebecca Bollands, Deputy …

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Festival of Japanese Arts & Culture by Coventry Young Ambassadors

In this special year of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, the Coventry Young Ambassadors presented a festival of Japanese Arts & Culture on 2 July. The morning events took place in Coventry Cathedral and were introduced by Rebecca Bollands, Deputy Headteacher of Howes Primary School, Coventry. They included the presentation by Dean of Coventry Cathedral of the Cross of …

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Forthcoming Peace-Related Events

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International Young People’s Peace Essay Competition 2021

Young people aged 25 or under are invited to submit an essay to International Young People’s Peace Essay Competition before 31 October. This contest is an amazing opportunity for young people to express their ideas, harness their creativity, learn more through research, improve on their writing skills, gain exposure to the world through publication online and in print (for the …

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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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Climate Change March to COP26

Climate change is one of the greatest threat to world peace and security currently facing humanity. In November the UK will be hosting COP26 in Glasgow where the nations of the world will meet to review progress towards reducing their carbon emissions. A group of Spanish environmental activists will be taking part in the The East Column March to Glasgow …

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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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RISING Global Peace Forum 2021

Leadership for Peace is required to respond to the big global challenges which we face. This will be explored in RISING Global Peace Forum 10-12 November 2021. More details to follow. Meanwhile, here is a video of Sir Ciaran Devane, the new Director of the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University, talking about leadership. He …

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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.