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 […]
Peace Hub joined up with our sister organisation Peacemakers to celebrate International Peace Day in style! Peacemakers (West Midlands Quaker Peace Education Project) invited local schools to join in workshops exploring the Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals, set by the UN, were the focus of this years’ Peace Day as ‘the building blocks for […]
5 (draft) Principles An initiative in the West Midlands, called #ProWhat!, has involved an informal network of people from a wide range of groups and with very different starting points – community action, faith-based, political, single issue campaigns and many others – coming together to set out shared Progressive Principles. The outcome is these 5 […]
Many Faiths – One Planet – One Future People of faith from across Birmingham came together recently at Bull Street Quaker meeting house to discuss ‘Many Faiths – One Planet – One Future’. The multi-faith forum, hosted by Footsteps (Faiths for a Low Carbon Future – of which Peace Hub is a partner organisation) featured […]
“It makes you realise you are not alone.” A member of the Afghan Peace Volunteers describes receiving messages of support from across the world. It was wonderful to listen in to the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) during one of their Global Days of Listening yesterday: they spoke to activists and supporters across the world and […]
What happened when a group of people from Birmingham came together in February 2016 to explore ‘anti-austerity, but pro-what?’ We shared ideas, found common ground, and started to set out an alternative to neoliberalsim. This event was the start of a conversation that’s ongoing: to join in, search #ProWhat or visit Politics of Networks.
People from across the UK came together on Saturday to say: Stop Trident! Now let’s keep that momentum going. Tens of thousands of people marched through London, as part of ‘the biggest anti-nuclear demonstration in a generation’, organised by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). The event highlighted the broad range of people who are […]