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Join In: Creative Activities for Peace!

Throughout the school Easter Holidays 2018, pop into Peace Hub during our normal opening times to take part in creative activities for all ages and abilities. Making peace often involves thinking outside the box – taking part in creative activities can help us get in the right frame of mind to make change. Here are […]

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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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Look out for Junior Peacemakers’ message on the buses

Show Someone you Care: Share a Smile 😀 Throughout 2017 we have collaborated with Peacemakers (West Midlands Quaker Peace Education Project) to run a series of Junior Peacemakers workshops for schools. How can we build peace in Birmingham? …was the question we put to our team of Junior Peacemakers. They have created a poster to share […]

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Action to Stop the Arms Fair continues

Next week, London will be hosting one of the worlds biggest arms fairs, DSEI, with repressive regimes and weapons manufacturers coming together to do business. All this week, whilst the guns, tanks and rocket launchers arrive ready for display, non-violent protesters have been taking a stand to say Stop the Arms Fair. On Tuesday (5th […]

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Take Action to Stop the Arms Fair

This September, the international weapons industry is coming to the Excel Centre in London for one of the world’s biggest arms fairs: DSEI.  We’ll be there to say No to arms and Yes to human rights – and you can take part. DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) last took place in September 2015, and […]

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Take Action to Stop Arming Saudi

Our current theme at Peace Hub is all about putting human rights before the profits of the arms trade.  The UK government claims that it carefully screens applications to sell weapons around the world, to make sure that they won’t be used for repression, human rights abuses or targeting civilians. Yet the UK’s biggest customer […]

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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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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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