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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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Your Small Acts of Kindness

We’re coming to the end of our theme We are Powerful, all about using our power for good to tackle bullying and create a culture of peace. But of course, we don’t want to stop sharing the love!  There are plenty of ways to stay involved. Throughout the last few months, you’ve been sharing small […]

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Taking a Stand: More Good News

Last week we brought you an exciting update about our Taking a Stand theme, from Conscience – The Peace Tax Bill could get a second reading in parliament: find out how you can get involved. We have further good news about one of the people we highlighted who have taken a stand for what they […]

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Taxes for Peace: Update & Action!

Image: Conscience. Back in May & June 2016 we were showing support for people who Take a Stand for what they believe in: including concientious objectors past & present. We highlighted the Taxes for Peace Bill, and many of you ‘registered’ as modern day conscientious objectors, by opposing the use of our taxes for war, […]

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Bad News on Trident, Better News on Peace Tax

More updates on our Time to Bin Trident and Taking a Stand themes. Time to Bin Trident First the bad news: MPs voted to renew the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system last night (18th July).  While the result was not a shock, it was saddening to see the scale of support from MPs for spending […]

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Peace Tax Bill to be debated

Picture: Conscience. An update on our theme Taking a Stand, and the action you took to support the taxes for peace bill. In May & June we were asking you to ‘register’ as a modern day conscientious objector, by opposing the use of our taxes for war, and asking for this money to be spent […]

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Paris: a step forward & the road ahead

Photo credit: Owen de Visser The Paris Climate Conference came to a conclusion on Saturday, with a deal being struck by 196 countries to try to limit greenhouse gas emmissions and curb climate change. Thank you to everyone who took part in actions leading up to (and during) the conference, to push for a meaningful […]

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Birmingham Declared a City of Sanctuary

Birmingham has today officially been declared a City of Sanctuary: making an official commitment to be a place of welcome to refugees & asylum seekers. According to the Birmingham Mail, the formal ceremony took place at 11am on Friday 4th December at Birmingham’s Town Hall.  Councillor Shafiq Shah officially made a commitment to make Birmingham […]

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