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Is Sanctuary Under Threat?

The UK government is planning to introduce new rules for how we treat refugees. The plans represent a major attack on people seeking safety, and they may undermine our obligations under international law. Under the current rules, people are accepted as refugees having shown that they have fled war or persecution following rigorous official checks. […]

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Take Action for Climate & Economic Justice

It’s been great to support the Relay to COP26 as it passes through Birmingham this week. This November, world leaders are meeting in Glasgow for important climate negotiations called COP26. On Friday 11th June, a group led by Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) began walking from the G7 summit of wealthy nations hosted in Cornwall, […]

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Keep taking action to support our Mental Wellbeing

Our theme Speak, Listen, Change is coming to an end at the Hub, but there are still plenty of ways to keep taking action to support our collective Mental Wellbeing, and demand equality for people experiencing Mental Health problems. The charity Mind have regular campaigns – you can support their current campaign Fund the Hubs, […]

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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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Take Action on the Climate Emergency

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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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Tyseley: Refuse, Rethink, Recycle

Let’s challenge Birmingham City Council to stop burning 75% of the waste that they collect from households and businesses. Tyseley Incinerator is where Birmingham’s general waste is currently burned – the plant is the biggest single source of carbon dioxide emissions in the city.  The contract for this rubbish burning will soon be running out, […]

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Anti-Slavery Week

18th October is UK Anti-Slavery Day. It’s an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem. For 2020, our friends at Medaille Trust have gone one better, and created a whole week of online events […]

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