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Action to Stop the Arms Fair continues

Next week, London will be hosting one of the worlds biggest arms fairs, DSEI, with repressive regimes and weapons manufacturers coming together to do business. All this week, whilst the guns, tanks and rocket launchers arrive ready for display, non-violent protesters have been taking a stand to say Stop the Arms Fair. On Tuesday (5th […]

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Update on Time to Bin Trident

On Friday 122 countries at the United Nations voted to agree a treaty banning the development, use, or threat of use of nuclear weapons. Sadly the UK and the eight other states which have nuclear weapons did not take part in the treaty.  However, a clear signal has been sent by the rest of the […]

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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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Good news on Fairtrade: now for more action!

Some good news on Fairtrade, and the work by many organisations that we’ve been highlighting: to make sure that the world’s poorest countries are not forgotten in post-Brexit trade negotiations. Last year, the Fairtrade Foundation delivered a petition with 50,000 signatures to Theresa May, calling on her to  embed the principles of Fairtrade into new […]

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Your Small Acts of Kindness

We’re coming to the end of our theme We are Powerful, all about using our power for good to tackle bullying and create a culture of peace. But of course, we don’t want to stop sharing the love!  There are plenty of ways to stay involved. Throughout the last few months, you’ve been sharing small […]

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Taking a Stand: More Good News

Last week we brought you an exciting update about our Taking a Stand theme, from Conscience – The Peace Tax Bill could get a second reading in parliament: find out how you can get involved. We have further good news about one of the people we highlighted who have taken a stand for what they […]

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Peace Tax Bill to be debated

Picture: Conscience. An update on our theme Taking a Stand, and the action you took to support the taxes for peace bill. In May & June we were asking you to ‘register’ as a modern day conscientious objector, by opposing the use of our taxes for war, and asking for this money to be spent […]

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Paris: a step forward & the road ahead

Photo credit: Owen de Visser The Paris Climate Conference came to a conclusion on Saturday, with a deal being struck by 196 countries to try to limit greenhouse gas emmissions and curb climate change. Thank you to everyone who took part in actions leading up to (and during) the conference, to push for a meaningful […]

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Birmingham Declared a City of Sanctuary

Birmingham has today officially been declared a City of Sanctuary: making an official commitment to be a place of welcome to refugees & asylum seekers. According to the Birmingham Mail, the formal ceremony took place at 11am on Friday 4th December at Birmingham’s Town Hall.  Councillor Shafiq Shah officially made a commitment to make Birmingham […]

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Share the Surplus: a Success!

Many thanks to everyone from Walsall Road Allotments, Knowle Road Allotments and the local Quaker allotment grower who generously donated to Share the Surplus. On Thursday morning we delivered potatoes, courgettes, marrows and runner beans to Handsworth Welcome, who cooked, served and distributed them ion Friday lunchtime to Asylum Seekers & Refugees.  Allotment growing is […]

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