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People of Faith go Foraging in Brum

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 […]

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Birmingham Faiths team up to inspire the next generation

Birmingham’s faith groups have come together to kick off Small Footsteps 2017 – a week of indoor and outdoor hands-on eco workshops for the City’s youngsters. Featured on BBC Radio, the unique Small Footsteps initiative for kids from 10 to 15 years starts Monday 31st July at Fircroft College, Selly Oak. Due to generous donations, […]

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Divest our Pensions!

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 […]

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Podcast: Guardians of Creation

The BBC’s Heart & Soul podcast recently featured an episode ‘Guardians of Creation’.  This informative documentary highlights the work of several different faith groups on environmental issues, and includes a short feature on Footsteps. “Faith communities say these are critical times for the environment. Their driving force comes from the belief that they are guardians […]

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Registration Open for Faith, Ethics & Climate Change

Faith, Ethics & Climate Change 02/05/2017, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at UoB Multifaith Chaplaincy, Selly Oak As the threat of climate change looms, what part can faiths play in the ethical debate, and in taking action for a low carbon future? University of Birmingham Multi-faith Chaplaincy & Footsteps invite you to join the discussion: […]

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Julia Edwards: News of the South Pacific

Talk on Global Warming & Climate Change from a Pacific Perspective 7:30pm Wednesday 15th March 2017 at Selly Oak Methodist Church, B29 6HT Julia Edwards is a Mission Partner with the Pacific Conference of Churches and the Methodist Church in Fiji.  She has been researching climate change in the Pacific and advocating for climate justice […]

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Paris Agreement Ratified – new Interfaith Statement

Photo: Green Faith. Earlier this month, at the COP22 climate summit, countries around the world ratified the Paris Climate agreement, negotiated last year. Back in 2015, many analysts seemed to feel that the Paris agreement for the first time recognised the scale of change that is needed to prevent catastrophic climate change, but lacked the […]

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Small Footsteps: a young person’s perspective

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 […]

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