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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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What is Modern Slavery?

Our current theme Refuge & Freedom is all about combatting modern slavery. But what do we mean by ‘modern slavery?’ The Medaille Trust state that: Modern slavery is a crime that reaches into every community. It includes all forms of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation.  At its core is deception. Victims are often vulnerable, coming […]

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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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Catch up with Fair Tax Councils

Over 30 people participated in an online event on Fair Tax Councils on 27th June 2020, organised by Central England Quakers Peace Committee and Peace Hub. John Sheldon chaired the event and introduced our speakers. David Haslam (Church Action for Tax Justice) set the context on tax justice and inequality in the UK and worldwide. […]

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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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Dicey DSEI

For four days in September 2019, the international weapons industry plans to set up shop in London at a huge arms fair, DSEI. According to Campaign Against Arms Trade: “DSEI last took place in September 2017, and featured 1,500 exhibitors from around the world, displaying arms ranging from sniper rifles to tanks to combat aircraft […]

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Refugee Week 2019

Refugee Week is nearly here! 14th – 23rd June is a week to celebrate all the things that refugees and asylum seekers bring to the UK, and to show solidarity and friendship. The theme for 2019 is you, me & those who came before.  It’s an invitation to explore the lives of refugees (and those […]

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A Sense of Belonging: Welcoming Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Junior Peacemakers workshops for Primary School groups. We are delighted to be joining up once again with Peacemakers to host a free workshop for primary schools (Years 5 or 6). The theme of this term’s Junior Peacemakers workshops is: A Sense of Belonging – Welcoming Refugees & Asylum Seekers. We will explore how and why […]

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Take your #NewUnionFlag selfie!

Our current theme at Peace Hub ‘Be the Friendly Face of Brum‘ is all about celebrating and welcoming refugees into our community. As part of the theme, we’re delighted to be displaying the New Union Flag in our window.  It’s been designed by artist Gil Mualem Doron as a celebration of our diversity. The flag […]

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Ethical Money Churches Workshop

As part of our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal, we’ve been encouraging you to think about who is looking after your money, and how you can make your money work for good. You’re welcome to pop into Peace Hub for a chat and to take a simple action – but if you’d like […]

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