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A Stark Reminder of Inequality in Birmingham

Image: End Child Poverty‘s map of child poverty levels in the UK. Our current theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal is all about challenging inequality, and making our economy work for everyone. This week has given us a stark reminder of how pervasive inequality is: even in a prosperous city like Birmingham. On Thursday, […]

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Act Local: Support Independent Businesses

As part of our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal we’ve highlighted the ways that large multi-national companies (like Mondelez, who own Cadbury) hide their money in tax havens to avoid paying their fair share. But what’s the alternative? To support local, independent businesses! There are many local businesses in Birmingham, including shops, cafes, […]

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Join us to Think Global, Act Local & Get Equal!

Photo: LinkedIn CC2.0 BY. Welcome back to Peace Hub for 2018.  We’re excited to announce that our first theme for the year is: Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal Equality is better for us all, but large corporations get out of paying their fair share, by hiding their money in tax havens.  Let’s support local […]

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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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Global Peace Index 2017

The Institute for Economics and Peace have published their 2017 Global Peace Index. It’s an in-depth look at peace and violence around the world, ranking countries according to a range of indicators from ‘weapons imports /exports’ or ‘terrorism impact’, to ‘relations with neighbours’.  You can see an interactive map on the Vision of Humanity website. […]

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Birmingham Pride: get involved

Photo zizzybaloobah CC-BY-NC. It’s just over 2 weeks until Birmingham Pride, a public celebration of LGBT culture in our city. It’s a chance to celebrate all the great things people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities bring to our community, and to to stand up for equality.  The theme for 2017 is Love & […]

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Looking forward to May

There are 2 great opportunities to celebrate LGBT culture and stand up for equality this May: 17th May: International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT) It’s a day to celebrate the ways that LGBT people contribute to our community, and stand up for LGBT equality. The theme for 2017 is Love Makes a Family: Celebrating […]

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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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