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White Poppies on Sale

White Poppies are now available at Peace Hub for 2021 – pop in to get one for a donation, to wear in the run-up to Armistice Day & Remembrance Sunday.  What are white poppies, and why do people wear them? This video, made by one of our volunteers Jacob, explains: White poppies are produced by […]

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Is Sanctuary Under Threat?

The UK government is planning to introduce new rules for how we treat refugees. The plans represent a major attack on people seeking safety, and they may undermine our obligations under international law. Under the current rules, people are accepted as refugees having shown that they have fled war or persecution following rigorous official checks. […]

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Show Your Heart

Over the coming weeks and months, you’ll hopefully start noticing orange hearts appearing around Brum. You may have already spotted them on social media. But what’s it all about? The orange heart is the symbol adopted by Together With Refugees – a new coalition of national and local organisations, refugees living in Britain, and people […]

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What is Modern Slavery?

Our current theme Refuge & Freedom is all about combatting modern slavery. But what do we mean by ‘modern slavery?’ The Medaille Trust state that: Modern slavery is a crime that reaches into every community. It includes all forms of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation.  At its core is deception. Victims are often vulnerable, coming […]

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Make a Veg-Pledge

It can be difficult to know how to make a difference to the climate emergency in our own lives. One of the simplest and most effective things we can do is switch to a more plant-based diet.  Could you make a ‘veg pledge’ to eat plant-based food for a day? a week? a month? a […]

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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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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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