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Looking forward to May

There are 2 great opportunities to celebrate LGBT culture and stand up for equality this May: 17th May: International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT) It’s a day to celebrate the ways that LGBT people contribute to our community, and stand up for LGBT equality. The theme for 2017 is Love Makes a Family: Celebrating […]

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A Moral Economy?

An event from our friends at Jubilee Debt Campaign and Methodist Tax Justice Network, relating to our previous theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal: Ann Pettifor: “A Moral Economy” Wednesday May 10th 6.30 for 7pm at Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham, B4 7SX “Many people in Birmingham will remember Ann Pettifor. She was a […]

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Take Action for LGBT rights in Chechnya

Terrible reports have recently appeared from Chechnya of gay men being abducted, tortured and killed. Update: Birmingham LGBT have organised a solidarity march on Saturday 22nd April at 2:30pm.  Meet at Birmingham LGBT centre 38/40 Holloway Circus, B1 1EQ. Full details about the march here. Amnesty International report: Over a hundred men suspected of being […]

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Sam’s Story: Take Action for LGBT Rights

As well as celebrating diversity, our theme Love & Pride is about and also standing up for equality.  In places where being LGBT (diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, including lesbian, gay, bi, and trans) is not illegal, LGBT people can still face discrimination and oppression. Amnesty International have recently highlighted the case of Sam, a […]

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Love & Pride: let’s celebrate our diversity!

Photo: Robert Couse Baker CC-BY. Our theme for April and May is Love & Pride: let’s celebrate our diversity & stand together for equality. ‘Love & Pride’ is all about LGBT Equality: but what does that mean? ‘LGBT’ is a shorthand for a range of sexual orientations and gender identities.  The letters stand for: Lesbian […]

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Keep Taking Action for Fairtrade

Photo: Fairtrade Foundation. We’ve come to the end of our Fairtrade theme, but there are plenty of ways to keep active for Fairtrade. We’ll contiunue to stock Fairtrade snacks from Carrs Lane Fairtrade Shop, and of course whenever you pop into Peace Hub for a  cuppa, you can be sure it’s Fairtrade. You can also […]

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Coming soon: Love & Pride

Photo: casmaron CC-BY-SA-NC. Starting next week, our theme will be Love & Pride: let’s celebrate our diversity and stand together for equality! Here’s a sneak peek: ‘Love & Pride’ is all about LGBT equality: ‘LGBT’ is shorthand for a range of sexual orientations and gender identities, including: lesbian, gay, bi and trans. People of diverse […]

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Looking forward to welcoming Junior Peacemakers!

…sorry that means we’ll be closed to the public this Friday. We’re looking forward to welcoming our new teams of Junior Peacemakers from schools across Birmingham this month. We’ve teamed up with our sister organisation Peacemakers to provide workshops to help young people learn about peace & justice, and then apply it in their own […]

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Good news on Fairtrade: now for more action!

Some good news on Fairtrade, and the work by many organisations that we’ve been highlighting: to make sure that the world’s poorest countries are not forgotten in post-Brexit trade negotiations. Last year, the Fairtrade Foundation delivered a petition with 50,000 signatures to Theresa May, calling on her to  embed the principles of Fairtrade into new […]

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Happy International Women’s Day!

It’s Interational Women’s Day (8th March) – a day to celebrate all the incredible things women are achieving, and to stand up for equality and women’s rights. Equality between women and men is an integral part of peace & justice, and the struggle for women’s rights intersects with many of our other themes here at […]

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