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16th November 2016

Use your Power for Good

Photo: Sampop S.

Anti-Bullying Week & the Birmingham Week of Kindness are here!

The theme of the week is ‘Power for Good’, and the Anti-Bullying Alliance are encouraging everyone to use their Power for Good by:

  • “understanding the ways in which they are powerful” and
  • “encouraging individual and collective action to stop bullying and create the best world possible.”

Meanwhile, the Love Your Neighbour campaign is promoting a week of kindness in Birmingham.  They’re asking us all to demonstrate the kind of place Birmingham really is by:

  • “telling your friends and networks about the Week of Kindness and encourage them to do acts of kindness that week,”
  • “planning an act of kindness for yourself or your organisation to deliver this week”
  • “sharing your stories on social media using hashtag #loveyourneighbour”

The Birmingham Mail is backing the week, and encouraging us to ‘meet our amazing neighbours’, by introducing the Faces of Brum.  Have a read about some of the lovely people we share a city with – then why not go out and meet some of your neighbours face to face?  It’s also National Interfaith Week, and there are a range of activities happening across the city, where faiths can come togther to share and learn from each other.  On Sunday, Footsteps (Faiths for a Low Carbon Future) will be exploring practical steps faiths can take to tackle climate change.

You can pop into Peace Hub to share your stories too, on our kindness board – and take some inspiration for small acts of kindness that you could do.

If we each ‘pay it forward’ then our acts of kindness can form the beginnings of a shift towards a more peaceful and compassionate culture.  We’ll be carrying the spirit of this week throughout our theme We are Powerful – so if you can’t make it this week, drop in any time through to January to explore how we can all make a difference.

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