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
Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace & Reconciliation
covlmpc@gmail.com

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Peace News

Israel plans to build 3000+ homes in illegal West Bank settlements

Israel has settled around 440,000 in West Bank territory it captured in a 1967 Middle East war. It is currently moving forward with plans to build more than 3,000 new homes for Jewish settlers. Most countries regard the settlements Israel has built as illegal either because they violate Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention which states that "The Occupying …

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Winners Announced for Coventry International Young People’s Peace Essay Competition 2021

After a record-breaking number of entries to Coventry International Young People’s Peace Essay Competition from 29 different countries, the 2021 winners were announced in November. The winning essays can be found at youngpeoplespeaceessay.org/2021-peace-essays. United Nations Association Coventry Branch are hoping for even greater number of entries next year. We thank the judges from Coventry University and the University of Warwick. …

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The Right to Die

Peace is important not just for the living but also for the dying. Around 90% of the UK’s population believe assisted dying should be legalised for those suffering from terminal illnesses, according to an opinion poll that shows growing support for change to the law . More than half of MPs personally favour legalising assisted dying . But both euthanasia …

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Coventry Lord Mayor's Peace Lecture 2021

Neville & Christine Staple delivered Coventry Lord Mayor's Peace Lecture 2021 in Coventry Cathedral. The event was welcomed by Dean John Witcombe and introduced by Coventry Lord Mayor Councillor John McNicholas. https://youtu.be/XnmnivsptqU

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Peace Activities in Coventry - Video

A video showing a small selection of the many Peace-related activities that happen in Coventry. Thanks to ShadowCV for the music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40q3CeDyduU

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MyCoventry helps migrant integration

As a parting gift from the European Union, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) awarded funding for MyCoventry, a two-year partnership, starting in January 2021, to address local, social and economic inequalities that hinder the way young people and adults from migrant communities interact and become an integral part of the Coventry. The city-wide partnership between Coventry City Council, the Job Shop, St …

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The Coventry Tree of World Peace Poem

The Coventry Tree of World Peace Poem by Michelle Dearden read by Pru Porretta.  The tree is in Coventry War Memorial Park near the toilets and tennis courts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsUCYT6TgWE

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Rehab 4 Addiction

Rehab 4 Addiction is an advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction. They work closely with rehabilitation centres and outpatient clinics throughout the United Kingdom and the admissions team match a patients’ addiction with an appropriately placed rehabilitation centre. Rehab 4 Addiction have recently put together a resource page for people living in …

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Peace & Climate Pledge Posters

Climate Change is probably the biggest threat not just to our children’s futures but also to World Peace. Each one of us can do our bit to reduce the risk by taking action to reduce our carbon footprints. Coventry Climate Action Network (CovCAN) have produced posters where people can pledge to take action. Pledge Now: what action you will take? …

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Forthcoming Peace-Related Events

If you know of other peace-related events please let us know.

Write to covlmpc@gmail.com

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Palestine Children's Art Exhibition

Patricia J. Chamberlain in partnership with Tamer Institute, Palestine has created an exhibition in the Chapel of Unity of Coventry Cathedral. Children in Arab Al-Jahalin, Bethlehem and Hebron have made art about their life in Palestine. It will open with a private view at 3-4pm on Sunday 28th November with Tea and Cakes. Please confirm attendance by emailing patriciajoy.chamberlain@gmail.com Thanks …

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Art for Wellbeing Events Nov-Dec 2021

Arty Folks is offering a range of activities during November and December 2021. Arty Folks offer art and mental health workshops and courses for residents in Coventry & Warwickshire with mild to moderate mental health needs. See the calendar of activities here

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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.