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Asylum Seekers & Refugees

Refugee Week: a time for Healing

It’s Refugee Week, and this year the theme is Healing: “Through creativity and conversations, Refugee Week 2022 will be a celebration of community, mutual care, and the human ability to start again.” Counterpoint Arts, organisers of UK Refugee Week In Birmingham, events to mark this week include: 11:30am Thursday 23rd June: a visit to Victoria […]

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Who We Are

Refugees have always been a part of the UK, and of Birmingham. It’s who we are. Visitors arriving in the city by coach are greeted by a sign declaring ‘A Hundred Thousand Welcomes’ (photo above by ell brown is licensed under CC BY 2.0). Here are just a handful of the generations of refugees who […]

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Join in: Be the Friendly Face of Brum

We are pleased to announce that our theme for January & February 2020 at Peace Hub is: Be the Friendly Face of Brum – how can we welcome refugees & asylum seekers? Refugees are fleeing from danger in their home country and come to Britain to ask for safety.  Sadly, they face a ‘hostile environment’ […]

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Tackle Climate Breakdown

In this article, we’re looking at how we could Tackle Problems like Climate Breakdown. Our most basic security need is to have a liveable planet. Yet climate change is often left down the list of security priorities. Climate breakdown could also make increase conflict, as resources become more scarce. Could tackling problems like climate breakdown […]

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You, Me & Those who came Before

Refugee week is here! The theme for 2019 is you, me & those who came before.  It’s an invitation to explore the lives of refugees (and those who have welcomed them) throughout the generations. People escaping war and persecution have been welcomed by communities in Birmingham for hundreds of years, and their stories and contributions […]

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