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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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Look out for Junior Peacemakers’ message on the buses

Show Someone you Care: Share a Smile 😀 Throughout 2017 we have collaborated with Peacemakers (West Midlands Quaker Peace Education Project) to run a series of Junior Peacemakers workshops for schools. How can we build peace in Birmingham? …was the question we put to our team of Junior Peacemakers. They have created a poster to share […]

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What Parts of our Local Environment do you Love?

There are many parts of our local environment that we share and enjoy together, but sometimes take for granted. These spaces that we love are under threat from issues such as air pollution, poor waste management and loss of green spaces: our local environment needs us to stand up for it!  It starts by sharing and […]

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How to engage with COP23

On Tuesday 24 October we held a live Skype conversation Lindsey Fielder Cook, Representative on Climate Change at the Quaker United Nations Office.  Lindsey will be attending the COP 23 United Nations climate conference in November 2017. Lindsey provided us with an update on the issues that will be on the table; the role that […]

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Take Action on Air Pollution

Photo: sunset in Aston by Martin Hartland CC2.0 BY-NC-SA As part of ‘Our Shared Environment’, we’re inviting you to tell us about the spaces within our local environment that you love.  We’re also getting together to protect these spaces so that we and future generations can continue to share and enjoy them. One of the […]

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Our Shared Environment: Join In!

Photo: Lickey Hills near Birmingham, by Pete Ashton CC2.0-BY-NC We’re pleased to announce our theme here at Peace Hub from now until the Christmas break: Our Shared Environment: let’s celebrate and protect the places we love. Our local environment is something we can all share and enjoy together. But the spaces we love are under […]

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