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

Coventry Schools Attend Free Pantomime

During the last 11 years, just before Christmas, Coventry Freemasons have organised a pantomime for some Coventry schools. However in 2020 due to Covid it was not possible to put on the panto. However 500 goodie bags and the Belgrade’s Theatre Pantomime performance were delivered to five schools. This year they were very glad when, as the infection situation eased …

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Language-learning helps foster relationships between Israelis and Palestinians

In an article in the Observer on 19 December, Bethan McKernan and Quique Kierszenbaum report on a small project which is helping to form strong bonds between Israelis and Palestinians. Israeli Arabic students Maya Mark and Nnur Zahor working together with Palestinian Iman al-Hathalin coordinate Arabic lessons for Jewish activists in the isolated and dangerous south Hebron hills. "This rocky, …

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16 Weeks of action

16 Weeks of Action against sexual assault and abuse

A new 16 week campaign began on 13 December 2021 to raise awareness of the support services across Coventry and Warwickshire for sexual assault and abuse. Following on from this year’s successful 16 Days of Action campaign, 16 Weeks of Action will highlight the support links available to the Violence Against Women and Girls agenda in both Coventry and Warwickshire. …

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Canon for Arts and Reconciliation

The Bishop of Coventry has appointed the Reverend Mary Gregory as Canon for Arts and Reconciliation at Coventry Cathedral. Of her appointment, Mary said, ‘I am so delighted to be joining Coventry Cathedral as Canon for Arts and Reconciliation in its Diamond Jubilee year, and feel hugely privileged to be joining such a talented team. ‘I am excited by the …

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Paris Peace Forum Annual Meeting 2020

The 2020 meeting of the The Paris Peace Forum (PPF) was held on 11 to 13 November. 45 heads of state and leaders of international organisations joined 1000 participants in Paris and 15,000 people online to hold 74 debates. This was the fourth meeting of the PPF which aimed to respond to the challenges posed by the pandemic, and to …

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Paris Peace Forum

The Paris Peace Forum (PPF) is a French non-profit organisation created in March 2018. Annually, from 11 to 13 November, the organisation hosts a gathering of world leaders and heads of international organisations, as well as leaders from the civil society and the private sector and thousands of individuals from around the globe, on creating forms of collective action. In …

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Coventry Peace Trail Sample - 2021 Video

An introduction to Coventry Peace Trail created by Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation featuring Coventry Lord Mayor Councillor John McNicholas and the Lady Mayoress, John Witcombe Dean of Coventry Cathedral, Lady Godiva and other members of Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation. They visited some of the 30 venues featured in Coventry Peace Trail and described …

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Peace Activities in Coventry

This video shows a small selection of the many Peace-related activities that happen in Coventry. Thanks to ShadowCV for the music. Many more places along the trail can be found at https://covpeacetrail.uk/ https://youtu.be/40q3CeDyduU

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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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Lord Mayor's Committee AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation will be held on 12 January 2022. The meeting will be held via Zoom video conference. Members of the public who wish to attend should contact covlmpc@gmail.com Information about the Committee can be found on their website at https://coventrycityofpeace.uk/lmpc/  

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No Apologies: Conversation on International Women's Day 2022

On 8 March 2022, Maokwo  will host "No Apologies", a conversation in Warwick Arts Centre between invited guests and audience members about how we can individually and collectively challenge the many expectations placed on women. How can we break down the walls society has built up over generations and enable women to live freely, without making apologies for who they …

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International Women's Day Celebration of Nina Simone’s life

To mark International Women’s Day, Black Voices will celebrate the life, music, faith, and love of Nina Simone at Warwick Arts Centre on International Women's Day 2022. Based in Birmingham, Black Voices have performed in every continent before royalty and presidents, sharing the stage with Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Hugh Masekela, Wynton Marsalis and Miriam Makeba among others. About this …

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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.