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Having a Conversation about Mental Health

Our theme Speak – Listen – Change is all about having positive conversations about mental health: by speaking openly about mental health we can challenge stigma; by listening deeply to other’s experiences we can create a supportive environment. Being open to mental health doesn’t have to be awkward!  Being there for someone can make a […]

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Keep Taking Action for a Peaceful Brum

You have Permission to Smile! Our theme Peaceful Brum is coming to an end, but there’s still plenty you can do to help make our community a peaceful place: Keep Paying it Forward, by carrying out small acts of kindness.  For inspiration, here are some of the small acts of kindness that people were grateful […]

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Keep Taking Action for Economic Equality

Our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal is coming to an end, but there are still plenty of ways to take action: If you haven’t had the chance to sign one of our letters asking Cadbury to stop using tax-avoidance schemes, you can download the template letter and send it directly. And you can […]

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Act Local: Support Independent Businesses

As part of our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal we’ve highlighted the ways that large multi-national companies (like Mondelez, who own Cadbury) hide their money in tax havens to avoid paying their fair share. But what’s the alternative? To support local, independent businesses! There are many local businesses in Birmingham, including shops, cafes, […]

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Get Equal: Ways to Take Action

Look out for the Living Wage and Fair Tax marks. More equal societies do better at the things we all care about: health, education, quality of life.  By thinking global and acting local, we can help make our economy work better for everyone.  And there’s lots of ways that you can take action! Tax Justice […]

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Trident Renewal to be Debated on Monday

Photos: CND. An update on our Time to Bin Trident theme, and the action that you took to call for the UK’s nuclear weapons system to not be renewed. After several delays, parliament will finally vote on whether or not to renew Trident this coming Monday (18th July).  With the estimated cost now at over […]

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Do Something Peaceful

Supporting the Love Your Neighbour campaign is a great example of something peaceful you can do. Who is responsible for Peace in our community? or Ordinary People? Peace begins with all of us: we don’t have to wait for someone to give us permission to start being peaceful! So let’s start living more peacefully today: […]

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Living with Conflict

At Peace Hub, we often talk about ‘big’ peace & justice issues – but what happens when conflict arises in our own lives? In this guest article, Rhiannon Grant explores how Living with Conflict can help. Living With Conflict is a set of online resources to help people think about how conflict and disagreement are […]

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Stop Trident demo a success – let’s keep taking action!

People from across the UK came together on Saturday to say: Stop Trident!  Now let’s keep that momentum going. Tens of thousands of people marched through London, as part of ‘the biggest anti-nuclear demonstration in a generation’, organised by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).  The event highlighted the broad range of people who are […]

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