Footsteps steps held its second Tread Lightly Conference at the Birmingham Progressive Synagogue on Sunday November 19th. Nearly 50 people attended to hear presentations about: how faith inspires action; work with young people; Footsteps plans for the coming year; and the of launch our Footsteps Supporters Group. Lively table discussions took place between contributions. This […]
On Tuesday 24 October we held a live Skype conversation Lindsey Fielder Cook, Representative on Climate Change at the Quaker United Nations Office. Lindsey will be attending the COP 23 United Nations climate conference in November 2017. Lindsey provided us with an update on the issues that will be on the table; the role that […]
Last Sunday people from a range of faiths joined our foraging walk along the River Cole. Rob, a local pagan and member Footsteps, led the group in searching for edible plants currently in season. He explained how to enjoy the food that nature provides safely, and introduced the group to the significance of foraging for […]
On Tuesday, a motion to divest the West Midlands Pension Funds of fossil fuels was debated by Birmingham City Council: and passed with cross-party support! Several local councils, including Birmingham City Council (BCC), put their employees pension investments into a large scheme called the West Midlands Pension Fund (WMPF). Anyone who works for the council […]
Spring is perhaps everybody’s favourite season; the temperature begins to change to a normal level so it’s not too cold like winter and not too hot like summer. Throughout the whole of spring, the weather stays like this, and then begins warming towards the end. The nights become more pleasant and comfortable. The spring season […]
On 20th November, 80 people from different Birmingham faith communities and local groups came together at Birmingham Central Mosque to explore practical steps for a low carbon future. Save the date: Tread Lightly Part 2, Sunday 19th November 2017 We heard from local places of worship, young people and NGOs about actions that have been […]
Thirty children from across the main faith communities in the City have together successfully completed a week-long programme of environmentally themed interactive workshops: Small Footsteps. Ifsah, one of the young people who took part, gives her thoughts on Small Footsteps in the video above. Apologies for the sound quality, if you turn the volume up […]
Our summer faith walk took place on 14th August, around Moseley & Balsall Heath. The aim was to connect with our local environment and learn about what faith groups are doing to move to a low-carbon future. Check the video to see how we got on. Thanks to Kevin Snyman for producing the video.
PRESS RELEASE 05/10/2016 FOR IMMEDIATE USE Birmingham Faiths come together to inspire the next generation to meet our Climate Change challenge – The “Small Footsteps” programme Thirty children from across the main faith communities in the City have together successfully completed a week-long programme of environmentally themed interactive workshops. Hosted each day by a different […]
The third and final video from our recent event Many Faiths – One Planet – One Future Dr Fazlun Khalid from the Islamic Foundation of Environment and Ecological Sciences (IFEES) gives a short talk on what the Muslim community is doing to contribute towards a low carbon future.