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Faiths call for Equality this IDAHOT

It’s 2 weeks to go until the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT) on 17th May, and people of faith are making a declaration against violence and for equality. Several European faith organisations have come together under the umbrella Faith IDAHOBIT to call for an end to discrimination, hatred and violence against LGBT people […]

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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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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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Pledge to Share the Love and stand up to bullying

Photo: Caelie Frampton. “Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person (or group) by another person (or group), where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.” Anti-Bullying Alliance Bullying can happen in schools, workplaces, online or in the community: anywhere where there is a group of people, and some have more power than others.  […]

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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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Keep Taking a Stand for Freedom of Conscience

Our Taking a Stand theme is coming to an end at Peace Hub, but there are still plenty of ways to keep taking action for Freedom of Conscience. Prisoners of Conscience continue to be persecuted around the world: Amnesty International campaigns for their release and for greater human rights.  You can see Amnesty’s latest campaigns […]

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Keep Taking Action for Education

Photo: the Advocacy Project. It’s the final week of our Live, Love, Learn theme, but there are plenty of ways you can keep taking action to promote education for all. Thanks to everyone who’s written a message of solidarity for the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) and their Borderfree Street Kids school.  You can continue to […]

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Equal Education for Girls & Boys

Photo: Malala Fund Across the world, more than 60 million girls are out of school today.  Around half of them will never set foot in a classroom in their lives. There are many reasons girls do not start or continue their education, including: poverty or cost of schooling, traditions that do not value girls learning, […]

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Global Days of Listening

“It makes you realise you are not alone.”  A member of the Afghan Peace Volunteers describes receiving messages of support from across the world. It was wonderful to listen in to the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) during one of their Global Days of Listening yesterday: they spoke to activists and supporters across the world and […]

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Take Action to Support Education for All

Inam, who attends the Borderfree school, building his dream school from a Lego set. Photo: Afgahn Peace Volunteers. As part of our Live, Love, Learn theme, we’re highlighting the work of the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) using education to rebuild hope through their Borderfree Street Kids school. You can send a message of solidarity to […]

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