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  1. Hello and good day,

    we would like to ask them to support this call to all people who want a better world and are committed to it:

    At the same time, we ask that the action “Eight Billion Steps – Towards the Unity of Mankind” be publicised as far as possible:

    With heartfelt thanks and solidarity greetings

    Renate Beck
    for The Mondialists

  2. Good Day

    I am an international student studying a master degree at Coventry University. I will be finishing my master degree in September 2019, and as I will be leaving my student accommodation at that time I have a number of items that I want to donate like cooking items, a portable heater, 2 steam irons, an electric kettle, a lamp, and other items like pillows and blankets . I would like to inquire if you accept such donations and can you come and collect them from my accommodation as I don’t have a car.

    • Hello Hodan,

      We are not able to accept articles as donations but we have passed your message on the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre and Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group (CARAG) who will no doubt reply to you directly if they are able to take your goods. Please let us know if they do. Many thanks.

      Philip Brown
      Chair, Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation

  3. It’s obvious that most people of colour in are going to leave a comment about how RACIST was in the past and how it still is in many areas like education, jobs opportunities, housing I can go on but what’s the point all people do is talk and say what great strides have been made maybe to Anglo Saxon eyes I haven’t seen it, police brutality in the USA shouldn’t spark people that have been suffering racism for decades in England to say enough is enough when the protest stop it will be ignored and swept under the carpet as always

  4. Good morning I work for BBC Antiques Roadshow – obviously in a different time we would have been filming the programme in Coventry but to ensure the safety of our crew and visitors we’ve had to move to Kenilworth Castle. However, we would still love to find items which show the cultural and historical diversity of Coventry and I wondered if you may be able to pul a call out on your website and through your contacts?
    We are asking people to contact us ASAP at and let us know about there items or stories. Unfortunately this year only people who have contacted us beforehand will be invited to attend the show.
    Do let me know if you would like a press release, flyer or photograph.
    Look forward to hearing from you.

  5. Hello,

    I have been a victim of a crime and I wondered how I go about arranging a meeting with the offender so that I can get an understanding of his reasons and get an apology. I would also like to suggest that the offenders Community Service is carried out in the immediate area that will benefit others affected by his crimes

  6. Hello we would love Pru Poretta as lady Godiva to come to our event and judge a competition at Lammas House Coventry . We are a residential home and our residents would so love to see Pru as with the pandemic to cheer them up. If Pru could give some date that would be great.

  7. I would like to donate clothes,shoes etc for refugees, i tried the telephone given but it says its the wrong number, could you please let me know, which day and time of collection so that I can come then, thank you,

  8. Your site looks great but I did notice that the word “Thare” appears to be spelled incorrectly. I saw a couple small issues like this. I thought you would like to know!

    In case you wanted to fix it, in the past we’ve used services from a websites like to keep our site error-free.

  9. Hello, I hope you are well.

    I am writing to the let you know that the information on your website for the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre is no longer correct. The current address is Norton House, Bird Street, Coventry, CV1 5FX. Also, Sabir Zazai now has a new role and no longer works at the centre.

    Many Thanks

  10. Your site looks great but I did notice that the word “Thare” appears to be spelled incorrectly. I saw a couple small issues like this. I thought you would like to know!

    In case you wanted to fix it, in the past we’ve used services from a websites like to keep our site error-free.

  11. Hello, my name is Penny, and I am a member of an organisation called Diggers & Dreamers. We are an organisation that supports and broadly advocates for intentional communities. We mainly do this through our website and as an independent publisher.

    We are currently putting together a book which showcases different urban communities in the UK. The book brings together articles submitted by people from a diverse range of urban community typologies. It aims to show “what’s out there”. It compares and contrasts different living models, and gives a flavour of what it’s like to set such communities up and/or live in them. It also plays a role in archiving the state of urban communities today, and situating them within their historical context, if appropriate.

    I am getting in touch to see if someone from the Conventry Peace House may be interested in contributing something to the book?

    If this sounds of interest, please feel free to get in touch.

    Many thanks

  12. Good morning,
    My name is Jamaal and I run a local karate club in Hillfields.

    My sessions are targeted towards young people and families that are refugees, asylum seekers, and those from low socio-economic backgrounds. Due to this, I teach all of my white belts free of charge.

    I have been delivering my sessions from Sidney Stringer Academy, however, they have unfortunately been extremely unreliable, and I am afraid the karate club may soon be seeing its last days.

    For a number of dates over the next few months we have no training venue and I’m aware this unsustainability will have negative consequences on the clubs community engagement and participation rates.

    I reached out to my old employer for help (Rashid Bhyat – Positive Youth Foundation) – and he suggested that I get in contact with yourselves hoping you could provide some venue support.

    I’m happy to pay any hall hire fee at this point as the priority is solely establishing a safe space for these young people to continue on their journey with karate.

    I myself am from a community of deprivation and have competed in karate at the highest level, I know the benefits that learning the discipline can bring, the level of self development etc.

    Is there any possibility we could arrange some kind of meet where I could show you the benefits of my karate club to the local community of Hillfields – and if there is any possibility at all that you would be able to provide a space for us to continue our sessions for the period we have nowhere to train

    FYI – I am currently in the process of trying to establish the club as a CIC as of right now I fund the club myself, but I am able to provide my own DBS – our club constitution document, our safe-guarding and EDI Policy.

    I look forward to hearing back from you,

    Kindest regards,
    Jamaal Otto
    Coventry Uechi-Ryu Karate Club

    • Hello Jamal,

      I am publishing your request here on our website and would be happy to create a page containing a similar appeal if you could make it clear how your karate club promotes peace within the local community.

  13. Dear Sir,
    I am writing to propose for a prize a wonderful person, who has done so much for developing peace on our planet, Tore Nærland, a president and a founder of Bike For Peace organization in Norway. It has been a while since I got to know Tore and he never ceases to amaze me with his ideas and never ending projects of how to make this world better, safer for people to live.

    Tore Nærland was born on April 28th 1954 in Nærbø, Norway. At age 15, he lost 95% of his vision from a rare genetic disorder called Leber. Due to this, he started going to a school in Oslo for the visually impaired. In addition to this, he travelled to several European countries and the USA through the blind organization where he encountered a lot of people who lost their eyesight after the Second World War, the Vietnam War and the Algerian war. This was the event that sparked his passion for other people.

    From 1972-1978 Tore Nærland was very active in human rights work in eastern Europe, specifically people who were persecuted for religious and political views.

    The first peace ride Bike for Peace organized was in Northern Ireland in 1978, together with Nobel laureate Mairead Corrigan.

    In 1979 Bike for Peace biked around the world in 79 days, starting in London and biking to Rome, via Egypt to Bombay, Calcutta, New Delhi, and India. After that, flying to Hong Kong and Japan, then coast to coast in the US, then back to London.

    During Tore’s stay in India, he got inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s peace walks and other types of non-violent activism.

    In Japan, he visited Hiroshima and met a woman named Kameno Fujiwara who was blind and lame from the shoulders down and was bedridden for an astounding 34 years as a result of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima on the 6th of August 1945. This meeting is what inspired him to work for nuclear disarmament, campaigning around the world.

    In 1983 Bike for Peace took the initiative for the first international bike ride for ridding the world of nuclear weapons, between the two superpowers USSR and USA. The ride started in Moscow to Oslo, they then flew to NYC and Washington DC. Forty people participated in the core group, twenty people from the USSR and the other twenty from Scandinavia and the USA.

    In 1984 Tore was a board member of the Christian Peace Association in Oslo, where the manager was Guri Ulforstad. She initiated a peace ship to Nicaragua summer of 1984 where Nobel Laureate Perez Esquivel was a participant. In 1988 the organization organized a friendship boat to Poland. We did not enter the city of Gdansk. Perhaps the boat had undesirable passengers on board. Some people suspect this was Tore.

    In 1989 Tore held a speech in Leipzig in front of 200,000 people. Tore and his delegation then traveled to Berlin where he participated himself in tearing down the Berlin wall.

    In 1999 Bike for Peace organized its longest-ever ride for peace lasting for 102 days. From Beijing, through Almaty, Moscow, and ending in Bergen. The ride went along the Silk Road in China, through Kazakhstan

    In 2011 Bike for Peace was invited to Kazakhstan to ride a 2000-kilometer bike ride. When Kazakhstan got rid of 1410 of its nuclear weapons it was a huge inspiration for Tore and Bike for Peace.

    In 2014 Bike for Peace organized a 72-day around-the-world peace ride against nuclear weapons, this tour was organized along with Mayors for Peace. The route was Manchester to London, Paris to Rome, Beijing, Japan, Kansas City, Washington DC and NYC. After that, the trip continued to Drøbak, Oslo, and Skien in Norway

    In 2021/22 and currently, Bike for Peace has held and is holding campaigns in countries like Norway, Switzerland, Lithuania, Kazakhstan and England. In 2023 Bike For Peace had an event in Kazakhstan and participated in a peace conference in Vienna in June, and in Brussels as recently as July 2023.

    Tore himself is a very charismatic and dynamic speaker and has personally spoken at thousands of locations like schools and public places about these topics for almost 50 years which shows how incredibly passionate he is. Tore and Bike for Peace has met with hundreds of members of parliaments, governments and mayors over the entire world, among them some very high profile people like Nelson Mandela, Rigoberta Menchu of Guatemala, John Paul the Second, Pope Francis, President Andrei Gromyko, former prime minister of India, Moraji Desal, president Jimmy Carter, Andrei Sakharov, and Aung San Suu Kyi.

    Today there are a lot fewer nuclear weapons in the world which makes Tore and Bike for Peace very happy, as they have had this as their main goal since 1982. They have held 240 campaigns in 114 different countries each lasting between four and 102 days, and held several thousand conferences. At these events, Bike for Peace has handed out informational material to politicians and journalists in English and Norwegian language. Bike for Peace is a grassroots organization where anyone can become a member and participate in the trips they arrange. One of the biggest challenges is that it’s hard to reach out to certain countries’ media like Iran and North Korea. Bike for Peace’s primary goal is to rid the world entirely of nuclear weapons and improve the lives of handicapped people all around the world.

    I hope my message will not be too late and will have a chance to be noticed and get your attention, because Tore Naerland truly deserves it. Unfortunately the system here here does not allow me a to attach one of his books in pdf format, but I will gladly share it with you via direct email if you give me.

    My best regards,

    Taisiia Sakhno

  14. Dear Sir/Madam
    Coventry Irish Society has a relevant event that I thought your followers would be very interested in attending. That is ‘Panel Discussion 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement’ bookings are via eventbrite below but please contact us if there VIP guests that cannot book online or would normally be part of the our guest list.
    Please contact me if you require further information
    thank you
    Simon McCarthy

  15. Good morning
    I would like to run a meditation/yoga session in the upstairs room of your building on Monday December 4th 7-8.30? Can you please remind me of the number of yoga mats and yogis that would be able to attend?
    We could do the event on Tuesday 5th if that suits?
    Thanks in advance
    Dr Gaynor Sharp

  16. I am trying to find David Fisher. He placed an advert in the Friend Publications last year and I am trying to resend an invoice to get payment

    Please advise where to send invoices to

  17. Hello, my name is Masako Carey. I am Japanese and live in N. Ireland. I am a storyteller and have been thinking that it is my duty to tell stories about Hiroshima and Nagasaki, although it is hard to do so emotionally. My story of Sadako is based on her brother’s book and I had many chances to tell at the different venues in Northern Ireland, but recently learnt of Coventry Hiroshima Day through a Japanese diplomat who attended the opening of Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition at The Linen Hall in Belfast. He has mentioned that on Hiroshima day, some people tell stories of Sadako. It would be lovely if I could tell her story someday on this special day. Since I will have to travel from N. Ireland, I would be grateful if I could get support with transport and accommodation but am happy to tell voluntarily.

    In the current world situation, I do believe that it is important for people to know what the atomic bomb does. I do workshops for Hiroshima-Nagasaki through PowerPoint Presentation, Stories, Origami Crane making, Group Peace Artwork, and Calligraphy writing Peace. Learning of the facts is important, but I think when you tell people what happened through the eye of a child, people understand more, and feel it closer than numbers and facts, so my main emphasis is sharing the story.

    Perhaps I am out of place enquiring about this to you, in that case I apologize. As a Japanese, I would like to thank you for holding Hiroshima Day.

    Kind Regards,

    Masako Carey

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