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Economic Equality

A Stark Reminder of Inequality in Birmingham

Image: End Child Poverty‘s map of child poverty levels in the UK. Our current theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal is all about challenging inequality, and making our economy work for everyone. This week has given us a stark reminder of how pervasive inequality is: even in a prosperous city like Birmingham. On Thursday, […]

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Act Local: Support Independent Businesses

As part of our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal we’ve highlighted the ways that large multi-national companies (like Mondelez, who own Cadbury) hide their money in tax havens to avoid paying their fair share. But what’s the alternative? To support local, independent businesses! There are many local businesses in Birmingham, including shops, cafes, […]

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Join us to Think Global, Act Local & Get Equal!

Photo: LinkedIn CC2.0 BY. Welcome back to Peace Hub for 2018.  We’re excited to announce that our first theme for the year is: Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal Equality is better for us all, but large corporations get out of paying their fair share, by hiding their money in tax havens.  Let’s support local […]

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Update on Make it Fair

Back in February & March many of you took part in our theme on Fairtrade, by signing postcards calling on the UK government to put the principles of Fairtrade into action as the country exits the EU. Your efforts, along with those of Fairtrade supporters across the country have been a success! The Fairtrade Foundation […]

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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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A Moral Economy?

An event from our friends at Jubilee Debt Campaign and Methodist Tax Justice Network, relating to our previous theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal: Ann Pettifor: “A Moral Economy” Wednesday May 10th 6.30 for 7pm at Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham, B4 7SX “Many people in Birmingham will remember Ann Pettifor. She was a […]

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Update on Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal

Last autumn we were encouraging everyone to Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal.  There are two events this March that will give you a chance to do just that! Uniting for a Progressive UK: Launch – Tuesday 14th March 2017 7:00-9:00pm at BVSC, Digbeth High St On our feedback board, you provided your thoughts on […]

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Why Support Fairtrade?

Photo: Fairtrade Foundation. Ever wondered what this Fairtrade business is all about?  Richard, one of our Peace Hub volunteers, finds out: Martin Luther King once said: “before you’ve finished your breakfast this morning, you’ll have relied on half the world”. In the modern world, with its interconnected series of trade relationships spanning the globe, that […]

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Take Action for Fairtrade

Britain’s exit from the European Union is likely to cause big changes in international trade – and for millions of people who trade with us from poor countries, it could be make or break.  They could find themselves squeezed even harder by powerful international competition. Or it could be the moment when the UK starts […]

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