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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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Our Shared Future: lots of events in Brum

Photo: Joris Louwes

Photo: Joris Louwes CC 2.0 BY 16th – 18th June 2017 is the Great Get Together, followed by Refugee Week 19th-25th June. The Great Get Together has been started in memory of Jo Cox, in the spirit of her quote “we have more in common than that which divides us.”  Refugee Week has ben runing […]

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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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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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Happy International Women’s Day!

It’s Interational Women’s Day (8th March) – a day to celebrate all the incredible things women are achieving, and to stand up for equality and women’s rights. Equality between women and men is an integral part of peace & justice, and the struggle for women’s rights intersects with many of our other themes here at […]

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Sneak Peek at 2017

We’re nearly at the end of 2016, and what a year it’s been! Now we look ahead to exciting plans for the year ahead.  We’ve mapped out our focus themes for 2017 and are looking forward to sharing ideas with you about them, and standing together to take action. If any of these topic catch […]

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Making Peace in Brum this Autumn

Photo: Elliot Brown. A round up of peace-making events happening autumn 2016 in Birmingham: all are free, so find one that interests you and get involved! Film: This is Exile Thursday 8th September 19:30-21:00 at Two Snowhill “Birmingham, Wythall and Bourneville Amnesty International groups are presenting a film screening of “This is Exile” about refugees, […]

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Exhibition – Displacement: Stories of Hope & Humanity

A free exhibition of artwork and poetry exploring human stories of displacement. 11 January – 19 February at Peace Hub Displacement affects millions of people worldwide, and though these are often times of great suffering, helplessness and hardship, stories of hope and humanity do emerge.  This exhibition looks to uncover the stories of compassion, the camaraderie, and […]

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Birmingham Declared a City of Sanctuary

Birmingham has today officially been declared a City of Sanctuary: making an official commitment to be a place of welcome to refugees & asylum seekers. According to the Birmingham Mail, the formal ceremony took place at 11am on Friday 4th December at Birmingham’s Town Hall.  Councillor Shafiq Shah officially made a commitment to make Birmingham […]

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Share the Surplus: a Success!

Many thanks to everyone from Walsall Road Allotments, Knowle Road Allotments and the local Quaker allotment grower who generously donated to Share the Surplus. On Thursday morning we delivered potatoes, courgettes, marrows and runner beans to Handsworth Welcome, who cooked, served and distributed them ion Friday lunchtime to Asylum Seekers & Refugees.  Allotment growing is […]

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