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Global Peace Index 2017

The Institute for Economics and Peace have published their 2017 Global Peace Index. It’s an in-depth look at peace and violence around the world, ranking countries according to a range of indicators from ‘weapons imports /exports’ or ‘terrorism impact’, to ‘relations with neighbours’.  You can see an interactive map on the Vision of Humanity website. […]

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Sneak Peek at 2017

We’re nearly at the end of 2016, and what a year it’s been! Now we look ahead to exciting plans for the year ahead.  We’ve mapped out our focus themes for 2017 and are looking forward to sharing ideas with you about them, and standing together to take action. If any of these topic catch […]

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Even more Brum Peace & Justice Events this Autumn!

Some additions to the growing list of Peace & Justice events happing in Birmingham, autumn 2016! UpRising Leadership Courses for 19-25s 9 months, starting October & November 2016, Birmingham “UpRising Birmingham has TWO leadership development programmes for 19-25s this Autumn and we’d love your help to spread the word!  Applications are now open for both programmes: to apply visit www.uprising.org.uk/apply. Our […]

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Global Peace Index 2016 Published

Today saw the 2016 Global Peace Index published by the Institute for Economics and Peace. The index rates countries across the world on 23 indicators of peace, ranging from ‘weapons imports /exports’ or ‘terrorism impact’, to ‘relations with neighbours’.  You can see an interactive version of the map here. The index has been going for […]

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Global Days of Listening

“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 […]

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It’s our 1st Birthday!

One year ago today, Peace Hub first opened it’s doors to the public.  It’s been a busy year, full of awareness raising and taking action for peace & justice. Over the course of our first year, we’ve: Challenged the arms trade, lobbying the foreign secretary to embargo arms to Egypt and other repressive regimes. Supported […]

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Arms Trade: the Foreign Office Responds

At the end of last year, Peace Hub ’embargoed’ a giant arms export license and members of the public signed a petition calling for an arms embargo to Egypt and other  countries where UK arms could be used for repression. Now the Foriegn Office has responded – with some steps in the right direction, and […]

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Official Launch a Success!

Thanks to everyone who attended our Official Launch yesterday!  Here’s how it went: On Thursday 26th February Central England Quakers celebrated the opening of Peace Hub with a special all-day launch event. School-children and the public joined with local figures, to celebrate with a Fairtrade cuppa and a slice of cake.  In the evening NGOs […]

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Merry Christmas, see you in January

Wishing everyone a Peaceful Christmas and New Year. Thanks to everyone who has taken part in our action against the arms trade!  Our giant ‘arms export licence’  is now well and truly covered in ‘EMBARGOED’ stamps – sending a clear message to the Foriegn and Commonwealth Office that the people of Birmingham do not want […]

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