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Grub’s Up!

We’re pleased to announce that our peace & justice theme for July & August is: Grub’s Up! Making our Food Sustainable Factory farming is damaging our health and environment, increasing inequality and harming animals.  But by supporting a small-scale, sustainable approach to farming, we can have fair, affordable food for everyone. Pop into Peace Hub […]

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Compassion vs Scapegoating

We’ve recently recieved a circular email highlighting the low state pension, and laudibly calling for it to be raised, but sadly blaming the situation on refugees. It’s a timely example of the negative attitudes and misconceptions faced by asylum seekers and refugees.  People are understandably worried about pensioner poverty, just as they are about jobs, […]

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Keep taking action for Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Refugee Week is over, but there are still plenty of opportunities to celebrate the contribution that refugees make, and take action to make Brum a welcoming city. Our ‘Be the Friendly Face of Brum’ theme continues for another two weeks – so you’ve got plenty of time to pop in, take our Big Asylum Quiz, […]

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Refugee Week 15-21 June

Refugee week begins this coming Monday – and there are lots of ways to get involved! Refugee Week happens across the UK every June: throughout the week there are arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK and promote better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. There […]

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Seeking safety across the treacherous Mediterranean

Asylum has hit the headlines in recent months, due to the tragic deaths of people trying to cross the Mediterranean in search of safety. This follows decisions by the European Union to scale back search-and-rescue operations for people caught in treacherous conditions, trying to make this crossing.  The justification for stopping this humanitarian service, is […]

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The floodgates are open…or are they?

In the second of his artcles looking at asylum & refugee issues, our volunteer Richard looks behind the headlines, to find the true facts & figures. “The last few years have seen major conflict and humanitarian crises take place across the world, from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan to the Central African Republic and Darfur. As […]

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Asylum: We need to debate using facts, not fiction

Over the coming weeks Richard, one of our volunteers, will be uncovering the facts about asylum seekers & refugees.  Today he explores why it’s so important to understand what’s really going on: “Martin Luther King once said that “a great nation is a compassionate nation”.  A poll conducted by YouGov in June 2014 suggests the […]

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Be the Friendly Face of Brum

Peace Hub is celebrating Birmingham as a welcoming city, proud to be a place of safety – and you can join the call to make Brum a City of Sanctuary! Asylum seekers are fleeing from persecution in their home country, and come to Britain to ask for safety.  At Peace Hub, we want to show […]

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Keep Taking Action for Conscientious Objectors

We have almost reached the end of our focus on Conscientious Objectors at Peace Hub, but there are still plenty of ways to get involved and take action on this issue. 15th May is International Conscientious Objectors Day – there are events happening across the country, and around the world, including a Quaker Meeting for […]

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