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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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Think Global: Sustainable Development

21st September is International Peace Day! The theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed by the UN in 2015, and set targets for the world to “end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all” by 2030.  These goals are seen […]

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Keep Taking Action for Education

Photo: the Advocacy Project. It’s the final week of our Live, Love, Learn theme, but there are plenty of ways you can keep taking action to promote education for all. Thanks to everyone who’s written a message of solidarity for the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) and their Borderfree Street Kids school.  You can continue to […]

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Equal Education for Girls & Boys

Photo: Malala Fund Across the world, more than 60 million girls are out of school today.  Around half of them will never set foot in a classroom in their lives. There are many reasons girls do not start or continue their education, including: poverty or cost of schooling, traditions that do not value girls learning, […]

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New Resource: Learning for Peace

Peacemakers (our sister organisation) have published a book: Learning for Peace – a guide to developing outstanding SMSC in your Primary school. You’re warmly invited to the official launch of Learning for Peace 6-7pm on Weds 20th April 2016, at The Priory Rooms, Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF.  Light refreshments will be served.  Space will be limited […]

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Support #SafeSchools

Photo: A World at School A new petition has just been launched by the NGO A World at School (AWAS) which fits with our Live, Love, Learn theme: #SafeSchools. During times of conflict and war, education is often disrupted: normal routines and structures get broken, resources are diverted away to fund the conflict, and simply […]

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Global Days of Listening

“It makes you realise you are not alone.”  A member of the Afghan Peace Volunteers describes receiving messages of support from across the world. It was wonderful to listen in to the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) during one of their Global Days of Listening yesterday: they spoke to activists and supporters across the world and […]

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Live Skype Broadcast with the Afghan Peace Volunteers

Photo: Afghan Peace Volunteers Monday 21st March & Thursday 21st April 12:30-14:30 at Peace Hub As part of our Live, Love, Learn theme, we’re sending messages of solidarity to the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) in support of their Borderfree Street Kids school. As well as these written messages, there’s a chance to share a live […]

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Take Action to Support Education for All

Inam, who attends the Borderfree school, building his dream school from a Lego set. Photo: Afgahn Peace Volunteers. As part of our Live, Love, Learn theme, we’re highlighting the work of the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) using education to rebuild hope through their Borderfree Street Kids school. You can send a message of solidarity to […]

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