for Peace and Reconciliation
This is the PDF eBook version of the second book of children’s poems that Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation has published. This year, working with Coventry Cathedral and Coventry and Warwickshire Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education (SACRE), we invited children aged 16 or younger who live or attend school in Coventry or Warwickshire to submit a poem on the theme of peace and/or human rights.
Our judges Craig Muir, Emilie Lauren Jones, Kathryn Fleming and Manjit Kaur said “there was a great selection of poems and it is good to know that the future of poetry in our area is in good hands!”
It was very difficult to choose the best poem but finally they picked “What is Peace?” by Salem Merhawi aged 8 and “Knife Crime” by Maille O'Toole aged 11.
A link to download the eBook will be sent via email. This should arrive within 6 hours of your order and normally it will be much sooner. Note the eBook is 29 Mb.
Their poems and all the others submitted to the competition are included in this book.
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The Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation consists of about 20 peace activists who work 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.
Included in our activities are the annual Lord Mayor's Peace Lecture, a commemoration of Hiroshima Day, publishing books and websites and a wide range of other activities to promote or aims.