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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Arms Trade: lots of ways to take action

There’s a week to go before protests against the DSEI arms fair in London. One of the largest arms fairs in the world, ‘Defence & Security Equipment International’ will feature exhibitors selling weapons from machine guns to tanks. A whole range of buyers will also be there – including Saudi Arabia, who have been invited […]

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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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Making Peace in Brum this Autumn

Photo: Elliot Brown. A round up of peace-making events happening autumn 2016 in Birmingham: all are free, so find one that interests you and get involved! Film: This is Exile Thursday 8th September 19:30-21:00 at Two Snowhill “Birmingham, Wythall and Bourneville Amnesty International groups are presenting a film screening of “This is Exile” about refugees, […]

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Interfaith Activity Weeks for Young People

Two free activity weeks coming up for young people: Small Footsteps for 8-14 year olds and What’s the Story? for 14-18 year olds. Small Footsteps 25th – 29th July A week long interfaith workshop for young people (8-14 years) exploring how all faiths can contribute towards protecting the environment. Each day will feature activities around […]

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Living with Conflict

At Peace Hub, we often talk about ‘big’ peace & justice issues – but what happens when conflict arises in our own lives? In this guest article, Rhiannon Grant explores how Living with Conflict can help. Living With Conflict is a set of online resources to help people think about how conflict and disagreement are […]

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Exhibition – Displacement: Stories of Hope & Humanity

A free exhibition of artwork and poetry exploring human stories of displacement. 11 January – 19 February at Peace Hub Displacement affects millions of people worldwide, and though these are often times of great suffering, helplessness and hardship, stories of hope and humanity do emerge.  This exhibition looks to uncover the stories of compassion, the camaraderie, and […]

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Inspiration from Eileen on reaching a Low Carbon Future

Many thanks to Eileen Flanagan of Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT), who gave an inspirational talk yesterday, helping us to find hope following the conclusion of the Paris Climate Conference. Eileen highlighted the positive outcomes of the Paris summit (particluarly the ambition to limit global warming to 1.5C) and contrasted this with the detail of […]

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