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Home Matters Art Competition

Birmingham Friends of the Earth are running an art competition to highlight the issue of Climate Refugees, and Peace Hub is delighted to be one of the venues where a winning artwork will be displayed. Birmingham Friends of the Earth (BFoE) explain: “We are launching this art competition to try and encourage people to empathise […]

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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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Look out for Junior Peacemakers’ message on the buses

Show Someone you Care: Share a Smile 😀 Throughout 2017 we have collaborated with Peacemakers (West Midlands Quaker Peace Education Project) to run a series of Junior Peacemakers workshops for schools. How can we build peace in Birmingham? …was the question we put to our team of Junior Peacemakers. They have created a poster to share […]

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What Parts of our Local Environment do you Love?

There are many parts of our local environment that we share and enjoy together, but sometimes take for granted. These spaces that we love are under threat from issues such as air pollution, poor waste management and loss of green spaces: our local environment needs us to stand up for it!  It starts by sharing and […]

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How to engage with COP23

On Tuesday 24 October we held a live Skype conversation Lindsey Fielder Cook, Representative on Climate Change at the Quaker United Nations Office.  Lindsey will be attending the COP 23 United Nations climate conference in November 2017. Lindsey provided us with an update on the issues that will be on the table; the role that […]

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Our Shared Environment: Join In!

Photo: Lickey Hills near Birmingham, by Pete Ashton CC2.0-BY-NC We’re pleased to announce our theme here at Peace Hub from now until the Christmas break: Our Shared Environment: let’s celebrate and protect the places we love. Our local environment is something we can all share and enjoy together. But the spaces we love are under […]

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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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