This committee of 20 peace-activists works to promote the city’s agenda as a city of peace and reconciliation both within Coventry and more widely.
It is a representative committee and includes people from a variety of organisations in the city who support its aims.
More members are always welcome. Write to the Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Chair is Philip Brown, the Secretary is David Fish and the Treasurer is Jean Jackson. As well as running our usual annual programmes, we are also working on a mapping exercise to find out what Restorative Justice is currently being delivered within the city. We believe that RJ processes can help people who have been the victims of crime to achieve some closure on their emotional wounds and prompt some offenders to stop repeating their crimes. We are hoping to raise public awareness of this process and also broaden the range of people who can gain access to an RJ service.
We also believe similar processes can help to reconcile conflicting communities after wars. The failure to resolve the causes of conflict frequently leads to recurrent wars, and we would like to work towards promoting reconciliation in a wider context.
In 2017 the Chair was Ruth Longoni, the Secretary was David Fish and the Treasurer was Jean Jackson.
The following events and activities were organised.
All Year CoventryCityofPeace.uk information Website moderated and populated by Philip Brown
Holocaust Day Thursday 27th January 2017.
Coventry University academic visit from Hiroshima academics farewell meal.
Anniversary Statue of Reconciliation Coventry Cathedral led by Irish Society.
Hiroshima Day 6th August 2017
Chapel of Unity and Coventry Cathedral on Sunday 6th August at 6pm. Hiroshima Day 2017 was led by Dean John Witcombe Coventry Cathedral and Ruth Longoni made a key speech. We welcomed Councillor John Blundell deputy Lord Mayor of Coventry and Minster Mikanagi Embassy of Japan. 100 people attended the service. Official reception 4pm St Michaels House. Sadako read by Sonia Sandhu, Eleanor Douglas, Pardeep Sondhi, Delani Jayaratnam and Amritt Natt of Cardinal Newman Catholic School. Coventry and Hiroshima Poet Antony Owen read “The last ticket collector of Nagasaki” from his forthcoming publication.
Dresden Peace Conference Ruth attended.
United Nations Association Coventry Report; United Nations Speaker Meeting
Coventry Peace Festival –Peace Lecture Monday 13th November 2017 Justice and Peace are both possible? Paul Oestreicher
Rising Peace Conference as guest representatives.
RISING 16 is a partnership between Coventry City Council, Coventry University and Coventry Cathedral.
Peace Trail – interactive map – Carol and Andrew have worked with Lee House and communications colleagues to produce 500 copies. Very attractive. Many Congratulations with distribution including consultation with Jane Barlow Lord Mayor’s principal secretary about storage, further copies. Philip has produced an electronic version available on the web. Widespread appreciation of the Peace Trail content.
Peace Philanthropists Exhibition message from Dr van den Dungan October 2016- The peace philanthropy exhibition was shown in two conferences, ten days in Berlin and the annual general meeting of Abolition 2000, the international network for abolition of nuclear weapons. Dr Van den Dungam – very grateful to Coventry Lord Mayor’s Peace Committee for having made the poster version, and for making it available to us for use.
Lord Mayor and Christmas Meal – The peace committee has liaised frequently with the Lord Mayor’s Principal Private Secretary Mrs Jane Barlow. Christmas Meal