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

Review of Nuclear Weapons Non-Proliferation Treaty fails to reach agreement

After four weeks of negotiation, the tenth five-yearly Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) ended on 26 August 2022 without reaching agreement. The Treaty aims to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and to further the goal of …

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Ukraine-Russia war weakening international system

24 August 2022 not only marked 6 months since the illegal and unjustified invasion of Ukraine by Russia but also coincided with Ukraine’s national day, the 31st anniversary of Ukraine's independance from Russia. At a meeting of the UN Security Council on that day, UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo said the war is having an impact beyond the tragic …

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Humanity close to nuclear annihilation - UN Secretary-General

Speaking at the opening of the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons on 1 August, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that "Today, humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation." Listen to his speech below. Read the full text here. https://youtu.be/I0My9xhgxVE

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Women, peace, and security

From war to food insecurity and climate change; would the world be a better, safer place if women took more decisions? In this podcast in the Inside Geneva series, produced by Swiss Info, Imogen Foulkes is joined by women experts in peace and security. Julia Hofstetter, president of Women in International Security, Switzerland, says “Participation of women in peace and …

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CND Celebrates the Life of Bruce Kent

Following its earlier call for memories and photos of Bruce Kent, CND has now published an online exhibition dedicated to his life and work. The ten galleries of memories, thoughts and poems, containing many photographs, are a selection of these submissions alongside pictures from CND’s own collection, documenting the life and work of this legendary peace activist. Visit the exhibition at …

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Coventry Hiroshima Remembrance 2022

COVENTRY HIROSHIMA REMEMBRANCE 2022 is an active witness when we commemorate the enormity of the dropping of the first atomic bomb on 6th August 2022, and strengthen our on-going friendship with the people of Hiroshima and Japan, all of us seeking a world free of nuclear weapons as soon as possible. David Fish writes that Quaker Active Witness is the …

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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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International Day of Peace 2022

The theme for International Day of Peace 21 September 2022 is End racism. Build peace Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. But achieving true peace entails …

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Closing date for Coventry International Young People's Peace Essay Competition

Closing date for Coventry International Young People's Peace Essay Competition

Are you aged between 15 and 24? What do you see as the greatest threat to peace? Do you have ideas what people can and should do reduce that threat? Then Coventry’s International Young People’s Peace Essay Competition is your chance to tell the world what you think. Write an essay of 500 or 1000 words (depending on your age) …

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Lord Mayor's Peace Lecture 2022

Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation is pleased to announce that Roger Harrabin will deliver the Lord Mayor's Peace Lecture on 11 November. Roger was born in Coventry and attended Stivichall Primary School and King Henry VIII School. After studying English at Cambridge he returned to Coventry as a journalist at the Coventry Evening Telegraph. From there he …

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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.