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Take Action to Stop Arming Saudi

Our current theme at Peace Hub is all about putting human rights before the profits of the arms trade.  The UK government claims that it carefully screens applications to sell weapons around the world, to make sure that they won’t be used for repression, human rights abuses or targeting civilians. Yet the UK’s biggest customer […]

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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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What does Our Shared Future mean to you?

As we near the end of Refugee Week 2017, it’s time to start looking forward to the future, and how we can build welcoming communities. Refugee Week have produced this short video featuring a whole range of ideas about what ‘Our Shared Future’ means. Why not check out the video, and then add your thoughts: […]

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Faiths call for Equality this IDAHOT

It’s 2 weeks to go until the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT) on 17th May, and people of faith are making a declaration against violence and for equality. Several European faith organisations have come together under the umbrella Faith IDAHOBIT to call for an end to discrimination, hatred and violence against LGBT people […]

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Take Action for LGBT rights in Chechnya

Terrible reports have recently appeared from Chechnya of gay men being abducted, tortured and killed. Update: Birmingham LGBT have organised a solidarity march on Saturday 22nd April at 2:30pm.  Meet at Birmingham LGBT centre 38/40 Holloway Circus, B1 1EQ. Full details about the march here. Amnesty International report: Over a hundred men suspected of being […]

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Sam’s Story: Take Action for LGBT Rights

As well as celebrating diversity, our theme Love & Pride is about and also standing up for equality.  In places where being LGBT (diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, including lesbian, gay, bi, and trans) is not illegal, LGBT people can still face discrimination and oppression. Amnesty International have recently highlighted the case of Sam, a […]

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Keep Taking Action for Fairtrade

Photo: Fairtrade Foundation. We’ve come to the end of our Fairtrade theme, but there are plenty of ways to keep active for Fairtrade. We’ll contiunue to stock Fairtrade snacks from Carrs Lane Fairtrade Shop, and of course whenever you pop into Peace Hub for a  cuppa, you can be sure it’s Fairtrade. You can also […]

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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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Take Action for Fairtrade

Britain’s exit from the European Union is likely to cause big changes in international trade – and for millions of people who trade with us from poor countries, it could be make or break.  They could find themselves squeezed even harder by powerful international competition. Or it could be the moment when the UK starts […]

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