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Take Action on the Climate Emergency

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A round up of online actions you can currently take on the climate emergency – personal, local, national and international: Personal Action Eco Action Families have made a great video explaining some simple personal actions that you can take, including switching to a renewable energy provider and choosing a bank that invests sustainably. They then […]

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Tyseley: Refuse, Rethink, Recycle

Let’s challenge Birmingham City Council to stop burning 75% of the waste that they collect from households and businesses. Tyseley Incinerator is where Birmingham’s general waste is currently burned – the plant is the biggest single source of carbon dioxide emissions in the city.  The contract for this rubbish burning will soon be running out, […]

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Join us to explore a Burning Issue

For the first part of this new year, Peace Hub will be returning to our theme a Burning Issue exploring: How can we respond to the Climate Emergency? Communities, governments and international bodies around the world are declaring a ‘climate emergency’. Here in Birmingham, our city council made a declaration in June 2019, with unanimous […]

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Peace Hub Temporarily Closed (Update)

Peace Hub is temporarily closed, to help reduce the spread of Covid-19. At the beginning of 2021 Peace Hub remains temporarily closed – this closure will continue as long as Birmingham is under tier 3 restrictions or higher. You can continue to join in with our peace & social justice themes online. We’re sorry to […]

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Can Fairtrade help tackle Modern Slavery?

In the run up to Christmas, we can easily get caught up in the season of consumption. As part of a more simple and mindful approach, buying Fairtrade gifts and treats can support growers and producers around the world to get a fair deal for their labour. Sadly, our friends at Carrs Lane Fairtrade Shop […]

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What is Modern Slavery?

Our current theme Refuge & Freedom is all about combatting modern slavery. But what do we mean by ‘modern slavery?’ The Medaille Trust state that: Modern slavery is a crime that reaches into every community. It includes all forms of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation.  At its core is deception. Victims are often vulnerable, coming […]

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Anti-Slavery Week

18th October is UK Anti-Slavery Day. It’s an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem. For 2020, our friends at Medaille Trust have gone one better, and created a whole week of online events […]

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Catch up with Fair Tax Councils

Over 30 people participated in an online event on Fair Tax Councils on 27th June 2020, organised by Central England Quakers Peace Committee and Peace Hub. John Sheldon chaired the event and introduced our speakers. David Haslam (Church Action for Tax Justice) set the context on tax justice and inequality in the UK and worldwide. […]

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