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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Afghan Migrants to Coventry

According to CoventryLive, since the beginning of August around 25 Afghans have arrived in Coventry. Peter Barnett, Head of Migration & Library Services at Coventry City Council was quoted as saying "We'll have 100-150 within the next couple of months. We've been part of refugee resettlement before so we would be looking to see what the details are when they're a …

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Ten Coventry Schools Granted Peace Award

Ten Coventry schools are now celebrating that their efforts to promote peace have been rewarded by being granted Coventry Peace Award. The success of several of they have featured in the media. Schools have to submit evidence of the work they have done to the Coventry Peace Award website managed by members of Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and …

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Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2021

Every year on August 6, the City of Hiroshima holds a Peace Memorial Ceremony to pray for the peaceful repose of the victims, for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and for lasting world peace. During that ceremony, the Mayor issues a Peace Declaration directed toward the world at large. Below is a video of Mayor Matsui delivering the Peace Declaration …

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Survey on Organisations based in City of Peace

The RISING Global Peace Forum is running a survey on what it means to organisations to be based in the UK’s only city of peace and reconciliation. This survey has three simple questions, so should take less than 60 seconds to complete. The survey is open to all organisations (whether places of paid work or voluntary work) to complete, irrespective …

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Coventry Hiroshima Commemoration 2021

Video of event in Coventry Cathedral on 6 August 2021 to Commemorate the 76 anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Organised by Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation. https://youtu.be/M-tTwpQ7zFk Featuring Councillor John McNicholas Lord Mayor of Coventry Councillor Kevin Maton Deputy Lord Mayor of Coventry Manjit Kaur SACRE Coventry and Warwickshire Rhys Davies and students from …

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Seva School granted Coventry Peace Award

The students of Seva School have worked extensively on interfaith dialogue to promote peaceful understanding of other religions, and their efforts were rewarded in July when the Lord Mayor come to present the Coventry Peace Award Certificate. The Award is managed by Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation and members of the Committee, Pru Porretta, Manjit Kaur and Jean …

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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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Camino to COP

Climate change is perhaps the world's biggest threat to peace. This walk from London to COP26 in Glasgow will leave London on 5th September and arrive in Coventry 17 September where walkers will stay overnight in the Quaker House. They leave the next day and arrive in Glasgow on 29 October. The purpose of the walk is to build alliances and …

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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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Lord Mayor's Peace Lecture 2021

Neville and Christine Staple will be delivering Coventry Lord Mayor's Peace Lecture 2021 on 11th November 2021. The exact location and time are still to be decided. Neville was a regular fixture at the Locarno Ballroom in Coventry, where he met the resident DJ there, Pete Waterman. Waterman briefly managed the Specials and would later write the foreword to Staple's …

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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.