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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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A Moral Economy?

An event from our friends at Jubilee Debt Campaign and Methodist Tax Justice Network, relating to our previous theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal: Ann Pettifor: “A Moral Economy” Wednesday May 10th 6.30 for 7pm at Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham, B4 7SX “Many people in Birmingham will remember Ann Pettifor. She was 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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Fairtrade Fortnight: Get Involved!

27th February – 12th March 2017 is Fairtrade Fortnight! According to the Fairtrade Foundation: “Fairtrade Fortnight is a fun-filled highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.”  And Peace Hub is looking forward to joining in! […]

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Update on Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal

Last autumn we were encouraging everyone to Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal.  There are two events this March that will give you a chance to do just that! Uniting for a Progressive UK: Launch – Tuesday 14th March 2017 7:00-9:00pm at BVSC, Digbeth High St On our feedback board, you provided your thoughts on […]

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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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Peace Day Celebrations a Success!

Peace Hub joined up with our sister organisation Peacemakers to celebrate International Peace Day in style! Peacemakers (West Midlands Quaker Peace Education Project) invited local schools to join in workshops exploring the Sustainable Development Goals.  These 17 goals, set by the UN, were the focus of this years’ Peace Day as ‘the building blocks for […]

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Get Equal: Ways to Take Action

Look out for the Living Wage and Fair Tax marks. More equal societies do better at the things we all care about: health, education, quality of life.  By thinking global and acting local, we can help make our economy work better for everyone.  And there’s lots of ways that you can take action! Tax Justice […]

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Act Local: Birmingham Pound

Image: Mock up of a Birmingham Pound. Brixton, Bristol and Totness already have their own local currencies – and Birmingham could be next! You’d initially get your ‘Birmingham Pounds’ by buying them for £1 Sterling each – as notes, or on a debit card.  Then you’d be able to spend your Birmingham Pounds in local […]

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