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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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Want to Scrap Trident? Get the T-shirt!

In 2016 the government will decide whether to spend £100 billion on renewing Trident – the UK’s nuclear weapons system. Young Quakers have designed a T-shirt to help raise awareness and encourage people to contact their MPs – and you can get one from Peace Hub at the bargain price of £10! The T-shirts are […]

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Arms Trade: the Foreign Office Responds

At the end of last year, Peace Hub ’embargoed’ a giant arms export license and members of the public signed a petition calling for an arms embargo to Egypt and other  countries where UK arms could be used for repression. Now the Foriegn Office has responded – with some steps in the right direction, and […]

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Easter Events for all the Family

This Easter, we are hosting The Creative Toroise, who will be providing creative actvities for all the family.  Objection takes many forms – the activities will be exploring the theme of ‘Saying No’ and standing up for what you believe in. During the school holidays there are drop-in activities, as well as drama sessions for […]

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Stand Up for the Right to Refuse to Kill

Ha Hyeong hwan and Kim Seong min were imprisoned for 18 months in May 2014 for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in South Korea. Pop into Peace Hub to send a solidarity message to Hyeong and Seong —your words will give them hope during tough times. Conscription in South Korea All South Korean men […]

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