Refugee Week: a time for Healing

It’s Refugee Week, and this year the theme is Healing: “Through creativity and conversations, Refugee Week 2022 will be a celebration of community, mutual care, and the human ability to start again.” Counterpoint Arts, organisers of UK Refugee Week In Birmingham, events to mark this week include: 11:30am Thursday 23rd June: a visit to Victoria […]

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How can schools build peace?

Our current theme Live, Love, Learn is all about peaceful & sustainable education. Questions of peace are at the forefront of our minds right now, but what does ‘peaceful education’ mean in practice? Our sister organisation Peacemakers works in schools to help children and staff develop the skills to understand and resolve conflict. For primary-age […]

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Who We Are

Refugees have always been a part of the UK, and of Birmingham. It’s who we are. Visitors arriving in the city by coach are greeted by a sign declaring ‘A Hundred Thousand Welcomes’ (photo above by ell brown is licensed under CC BY 2.0). Here are just a handful of the generations of refugees who […]

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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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Agroecology: What is it & Why support it?

Image: USDA CC BY 2.0 There are lots of small actions we can all take to eat more sustainably.  But to make the big changes we need to feed everyone whilst also maintaining our environment, our food systems need to change.  A sustainable approach to this called ‘Agroecology’. But what on Earth is agroecology?  And […]

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Take Action on the Climate Emergency

person holding a green plant

A round up of online actions you can currently take on the climate emergency – personal, local, national and international: Personal Action Eco Action Families have made a great video explaining some simple personal actions that you can take, including switching to a renewable energy provider and choosing a bank that invests sustainably. They then […]

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