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Invest in Peacebuilding

In this article, we’re exploring how we could Invest in Peacebuilding. If we see others as competitors or enemies, we naturally seek security in out-competing or defeating them.  But this can lead to a cycle of destruction – even if we briefly ‘win’ we’re never secure. What if instead, we invested in peacebuilding, diplomacy and […]

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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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Global Peace Index 2018 Published

Image: Institute for Economics & Peace. The Institute for Economics and Peace have published their 2018 Global Peace Index. The annual report, which measures peace in 163 countries using 23 indicators, shows a gradual decline in peace over 2017-18, but the detailled picture is more complicated with improvements in some aspects of epace and deteriorations […]

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HSBC: Give up the Arms Trade for Lent

A series of vigils organised by Midlands Christian Action (MiChA) of which Peace Hub is a partner organisation. Join us outside HSBC on New St, Birmingham, this Lent for an hour-long peaceful vigil calling on HSBC to divest from the arms trade. We will open and close with some short prayers reminding us that as […]

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Action to Stop the Arms Fair continues

Next week, London will be hosting one of the worlds biggest arms fairs, DSEI, with repressive regimes and weapons manufacturers coming together to do business. All this week, whilst the guns, tanks and rocket launchers arrive ready for display, non-violent protesters have been taking a stand to say Stop the Arms Fair. On Tuesday (5th […]

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