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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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Making Peace in Brum this Autumn

Photo: Elliot Brown. A round up of peace-making events happening autumn 2016 in Birmingham: all are free, so find one that interests you and get involved! Film: This is Exile Thursday 8th September 19:30-21:00 at Two Snowhill “Birmingham, Wythall and Bourneville Amnesty International groups are presenting a film screening of “This is Exile” about refugees, […]

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Inspiration from Eileen on reaching a Low Carbon Future

Many thanks to Eileen Flanagan of Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT), who gave an inspirational talk yesterday, helping us to find hope following the conclusion of the Paris Climate Conference. Eileen highlighted the positive outcomes of the Paris summit (particluarly the ambition to limit global warming to 1.5C) and contrasted this with the detail of […]

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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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Paris Conference enters Final Stages

We’ve been focussing on the COP21 Paris Climate Conference, asking you to demand a strong agreement that takes steps towards a low-carbon future.  As the conference enters its final days, here’s a quick round up of what’s been happening. The first few days were dominated by various world leaders making speeches – many of them […]

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Birmingham Faiths Walk in Solidarity with Paris Climate Pilgrims (Press Release)

PRESS Release 24/11/2015 FOR IMMEDIATE USE BIRMINGHAM FAITHS WALK IN SOLIDARITY WITH PARIS CLIMATE PILGRIMS This Saturday evening, members of faith communities from across Birmingham will walk and gather together in support of a low carbon future. The walk, leaving the church of St Martin in the Bullring at 7pm on Saturday 28th November, will […]

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Film Screening: This Changes Everything

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Our friends at Friends of the Earth and Birmingham Cooperative Film Society are screening Birmingham’s premier of: This Changes Everything 7pm Thursday 10th December 2015 at The Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street, B3 3BS “The film, […]

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