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Peace & Justice Themes

Join in: Rethinking Security

We’re pleased to announce that our theme from now until Christmas is: Safe & Sound – how can we create security for everyone? Traditionally we see security as safety from threats. Fear can make us favour short-term solutions that take away the immediate threat, but don’t solve the underlying problems. If we see security as […]

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White Poppies Available at the Hub

We’re pleased to announce that white poppies are on sale at the Hub (suggested donation £1) in the run-up to Armistice Day & Rememberance Sunday.  Pop in to get yours! But what are white poppies, and why do people wear them? This video, made by one of our volunteers Jacob, explains: White poppies are produced […]

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Say Thank You for Small Acts of Kindness

Sometimes the smallest acts can add up to make a big difference. Pop into Peace Hub to share a small act of kindness that someone has done for you recently, by adding it to our kindness board.  It’s an opportunity to say thank you, and inspire others to each play our part in making our […]

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How Can I Stand in Solidarity?

A card reading 'Love doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be true.'

Our current theme Change Starts with Us is all about making peace in our community and tackling bullying. When we see someone being bullied, we all want to help, but it can be hard in the moment. Practicing showing kindness in our everyday lives can help break down the hesitation and embarrassment that stops us […]

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Change Starts with Us: join in!

Photo: Caelie Frampton CC 2.0 BY-NC-SA We are pleased to announce that our theme for September & October 2019 is: Change Starts with Us: How can we work together to tackle bullying? Bullying can happen in schools, workplaces, online or in the community: anywhere where there is a group of people, and some have more […]

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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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Where are British Weapons Used?

Our theme Brummies for Peace is all about putting human rights before the profits of the arms trade.  The UK government claims that it carefully screens applications to sell weapons around the world, to make sure that they won’t be used for repression, human rights abuses or targeting civilians. Yet the UK’s biggest customer for […]

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