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

---

Peace News

Coventry Peace Festival Grants

Coventry Peace Festival invites those who are holding events that are linked to the theme of Peace to apply for financial support up to a maximum of £250. If events need a larger amount, applicants can make a business case and it will be reviewed. Events that promote a theme of world-wide peace and of peace related to the environment …

Read more.

---

Teacher Rhys Davies Awarded for Promoting Peace and Reconciliation

In his role as a teacher at Cardinal Newman School, Rhys Davies has long been known to be making an exceptional contribution to promoting all aspects of Peace and Reconciliation both in Coventry and in the wider world. He is also a valuable member of the Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation. In a ceremony on International Day …

Read more.

Archbishop of Canterbury to attend RISING Global Peace Conference 2021

The former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell and current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will be speaking about leadership at the sixth annual RISING Global Peace conference. The three-day event, led by Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, in partnership with Coventry Cathedral and Coventry City Council and will run from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 November 2021. Kim …

Read more.

Virtual Peace Building

The virtual Peace Building is a dedicated online space where everyone can learn about peace, and what it means for us and for our world. It has been developed by the team that is planning to build the London Peace Building. The virtual museum welcomes visitors while they clear the way for global citizens to explore that new landmark in …

Read more.

London Peace Building

There are eight war museums in London. Anna Lubelska, founder of the global Peaceful Schools Movement and initiator of The Peace Building project, thinks London needs a peace museum to provide an alternative discourse, and champion the power of peace building. It will be a place where we can build a global culture of peace. View a presentation below or …

Read more.

---

Forthcoming Peace-Related Events

---

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 …

Read more.

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 …

Read more.

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 …

Read more.

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 …

Read more.

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 …

Read more.

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.

Read more.

---

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 …

Read more.

---

Thank you for subscribing. If you find this newsletter interesting please tell your friends to visit coventrycityofpeace.uk and subscribe!

Please follow us on Twitter @CovCityOfPeace and like our Facebook page

Website and newsletter created by Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation

---

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.