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Stop Arming Repression

Photo: Stop the Arms Fair. From now through till mid-October, Peace Hub’s theme is Stop Arming Repression: let’s put human rights first. In 2016, the UK exported arms to over 100 countries, including many that are repressing their own people and/or engaging in violent conflicts where civilians are being targeted.  Arms export licences (granted by […]

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Experience living in Limbo with VR

A new Virtual Reality (VR) video produced by The Guardian gives an insight into the life of someone stuck in limbo whilst they seek asylum. You can watch the video above straighforwardly, or if you have a smartphone and a VR headset, really get inside the world of a refugee. The film-makers say: “The piece […]

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What does Our Shared Future mean to you?

As we near the end of Refugee Week 2017, it’s time to start looking forward to the future, and how we can build welcoming communities. Refugee Week have produced this short video featuring a whole range of ideas about what ‘Our Shared Future’ means. Why not check out the video, and then add your thoughts: […]

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Our Shared Future: lots of events in Brum

Photo: Joris Louwes

Photo: Joris Louwes CC 2.0 BY 16th – 18th June 2017 is the Great Get Together, followed by Refugee Week 19th-25th June. The Great Get Together has been started in memory of Jo Cox, in the spirit of her quote “we have more in common than that which divides us.”  Refugee Week has ben runing […]

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Global Peace Index 2017

The Institute for Economics and Peace have published their 2017 Global Peace Index. It’s an in-depth look at peace and violence around the world, ranking countries according to a range of indicators from ‘weapons imports /exports’ or ‘terrorism impact’, to ‘relations with neighbours’.  You can see an interactive map on the Vision of Humanity website. […]

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Happy IDAHOT! A Day to Stand Up for Equality

It’s the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT). Events will be happening across the world to stand up against hatred and fear, and instead celebrate our diverse gender identities and sexual orientations: from Albania, where LGBT people are taking part in a ‘bike (p)ride’ event, to Zagreb where rainbow flags are parading throught […]

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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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Why Support Fairtrade?

Photo: Fairtrade Foundation. Ever wondered what this Fairtrade business is all about?  Richard, one of our Peace Hub volunteers, finds out: Martin Luther King once said: “before you’ve finished your breakfast this morning, you’ll have relied on half the world”. In the modern world, with its interconnected series of trade relationships spanning the globe, that […]

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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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