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The Trouble with Factory Farming

Our Grub’s Up! theme is all about supporting a shift from Factory Farming to Sustainable Food Production – but what is Factory Farming, and why is it a problem? Factory farming is a system of growing food that prioritises getting maximum food from minimum land area.  That sounds like it’s just good business sense, until […]

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Grub’s Up: Join Us!

Image: USDA CC BY 2.0 We’re pleased to announced that for September & October 2018, we’re returning to one of our early peace & jutsice themes: Grub’s Up: Let’s make our food sustainable. More and more of our food is coming from ‘factory’ farms – warehouses crammed with livestock, or vast mono-crop plantations. This factory […]

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Coming soon: Speak, Listen, Change

Starting Tuesday 1st May, our new theme will be ‘Speak, Listen, Change: let’s support each other’s mental wellbeing’.  Here’s a sneak preview: 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem each year, and our attitude can affect their life. By speaking openly about mental health we can challenge stigma; By listening deeply to other’s […]

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Peace Begins with All of Us!

Photo: Birmingham’s Peace Garden, by Elliot Brown CC 2.0 BY. We’re pleased to announce our theme for March & April 2018 is: Peaceful Brum: peace begins with all of us! There’s lots of great work for peace & justice happening across our city.  Sometimes it’s obvious, other times we may be walking past a peaceful […]

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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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Stop Arming Repression

Photo: Stop the Arms Fair. From now through till mid-October, Peace Hub’s theme is Stop Arming Repression: let’s put human rights first. In 2016, the UK exported arms to over 100 countries, including many that are repressing their own people and/or engaging in violent conflicts where civilians are being targeted.  Arms export licences (granted by […]

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Coming soon: Our Shared Future

Photo: Elliot Brown CC-BY-2.0. Refugees are fleeing from danger in their home country and come to Britain to ask for safety.  Sadly, they face a ‘hostile environment’ from those in power.  Whatever the outcome of today’s election, it’s important that we show love, compassion and reconcilliation in our communities. Let’s show that Brum is 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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Coming soon: Love & Pride

Photo: casmaron CC-BY-SA-NC. Starting next week, our theme will be Love & Pride: let’s celebrate our diversity and stand together for equality! Here’s a sneak peek: ‘Love & Pride’ is all about LGBT equality: ‘LGBT’ is shorthand for a range of sexual orientations and gender identities, including: lesbian, gay, bi and trans. People of diverse […]

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Why Support Fairtrade?

Photo: Fairtrade Foundation. Ever wondered what this Fairtrade business is all about?  Richard, one of our Peace Hub volunteers, finds out: Martin Luther King once said: “before you’ve finished your breakfast this morning, you’ll have relied on half the world”. In the modern world, with its interconnected series of trade relationships spanning the globe, that […]

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