Date(s) - 21/09/2016
The theme of the first-ever Coventry Peace Day is Come Together for Peace.
We believe that if people of different nationalities, religions, races or cultures meet and if possible work together to achieve a goal, this will foster peace by helping them overcome ignorance and prejudice.
We will achieve our goal by:
- Suggesting some fun things people might try to achieve together.
- Facilitating ways people can meet others of a different nationality, religion, race or cultures.
- Encouraging them to meet and work together to achieve a common goal.
- Staging a number of live events where the same aim can be achieved.
Below you will find a list of suggestions for what you can do. Or you might think of your own ideas!
Let others know what you are planning by using the hashtag #CovPeaceDay
And please encourage your family, friends, fellow workers or local community to get involved by sending them to this page using the shortcut CovPeaceDay.uk
For its part, in 2016 the United Nations is encouraging you to think about how the Sustainable Development Goals can promote peace by “ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring broadly shared prosperity all contribute to global harmony…When people feel secure in their abilities to provide for their families, when they are given access to the resources they need to live healthy lives, and when they feel truly included in their societies, then they are much less likely to engage in conflict.”
Help Refugee Children
Coventry Peace Day will be raising money during the day to help refugee children in Coventry. The money will be managed by Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre. Please help us support them on Coventry Peace Day.
Run Your Own Event!
Anyone can run an event on Coventry Day of Peace! Please let us know about your event using the Comments box below or the Add/Edit page.
Donate to Coventry Day of Peace
If you manage to raise some money, please use the page bit.ly/CovPeaceDayDonation to send it to us. Thank you!
Instructions for How to Make a Peace Dove
Click here to go to the instructions page and make a dove at home or school.
The following events are now being planned.
21/09/2016 @ 17:00 – 19:15 – This delicious 3 course dinner will be organised by the United Nations Association Coventry Branch on International Day of Peace (21 September 2016) and hosted at the Rising Cafe in Coventry. Enjoy some wonderful food, some brilliant company hear some excellent short talks by distinguished speakers. For more details go to this UNA-Coventry page.Continue reading →
21/09/2016 @ All Day – Celebrate Coventry Peace Day by working together with people of a different background to yourself to make anything from a cup of tea or a 3 course meal! You can use this website to advertise your event to others, although you might already know people who you can invite. But whether it is private or public, tea for two […]Continue reading →
21/09/2016 @ 14:30 – 16:30 – The Heartfulness organisation offers relaxation and meditation sessions where you can gain inner calmness and peace. There will be two sessions one starting at 2:30 PM and the next one starting at 3:30 PM.Continue reading →
24/09/2016 @ 10:00 – 12:00 – The Heartfulness organisation offers relaxation and meditation sessions where you can gain inner calmness and peace. There will be two sessions one starting at 10 AM and the next session will start at 11 AMContinue reading →
21/09/2016 @ 19:00 – 20:00 – Terry Waite was the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Assistant for Anglican Communion Affairs in the 1980s. As an envoy for the Church of England, he travelled to Lebanon to try to secure the release of four hostages, including the journalist John McCarthy. He was himself kidnapped and held captive from 1987 to 1991. He will share […]Continue reading →
17/09/2016 @ 10:00 – 16:15 – The dove is a universal symbol of peace. But at the moment the dove seems to be trapped in a cage. You can let him out by making your own dove and perching him on the Peace Wall. Come to Coventry Lower Precinct and learn how to make a dove while working together with others. […]Continue reading →
17/09/2016 @ 11:00 – 19:00 – The dove is a universal symbol of peace. But at the moment the dove seems to be trapped in a cage. You can let him out by making your own dove and perching him on the Peace Wall. Come to the FabLab in Coventry City Arcade at any time from 11:00 to 19:00 and learn […]Continue reading →
21/09/2016 @ All Day –Continue reading →
04/08/2016 – 16/09/2016 @ All Day – What does Peace mean for you? Take a photo or draw or paint or use to computer to create an image which symbolises what Peace means for you. And if you can work together with somebody of a different background to yourself to produce a joint work of art, so much the better! Then email […]Continue reading →
21/09/2016 @ All Day – We invite you to play a game, take part in a sport, perform some music, stage a theatrical piece or even just go for a walk, but all with somebody from a different race, nationality, culture or religion to yourself during the week of International Day of Peace 21 September 2016. Your event will be part of Coventry Day of […]Continue reading →
21/09/2016 @ All Day – Invite people with a different faith to meet and pray with you during the week of International Day of Peace, 21 September 2016. We believe this will help mutual understanding and tolerance. Use the form below to tell us about your event and, if you wish, to allow people to express an interest in attending. Your event will […]Continue reading →
21/09/2016 @ 10:00 – 12:00 – To celebrate Coventry Peace Day, Dr James Hodkinson will invite passers-by in Friargate to participate in two-minutes of silent, mutual contemplation with a stranger and reflect upon the experience, drawing on the age-old image of ‘two chairs’ that connect people across cultural, religious and historical divides. The Two Chairs Exchange is a rolling, co-operative project […]Continue reading →
14/06/2016 – 20/09/2016 @ All Day – Work with somebody of a different background. One records a short video on their phone while the other explains what peace means to him or her. Send us your videos to celebrate Coventry Peace Day, 21 September 2016, which is also International Day of Peace. We will publish them on this website and include the best ones in […]Continue reading →