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Join us to Think Global, Act Local & Get Equal!
- By thinking global we can take on international tax-avoiders and encourage sustainable development around the world.
- By acting local we can make sure the benefits of the economy are shared amongst everyone, and support things that are actually useful to people.
- By getting equal we can improve the things we really care about: health, education, quality of life.
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 independent businesses to keep money circulating around our local economy, and help people to feel they are part of a thriving community.
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Take Action for Tax Justice - Image: Methodist Tax Justice Network. Paying tax doesn’t sound very exciting. But taxes pay for schools and hospitals and roads and lots of other things we all use and value. In a fair tax system, the richest (who can afford the most) should contribute the most: that would be ‘Tax Justice’. But super-rich individuals and […] 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 […] 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 […] 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. […] A Moral Economy? - An event from our friends at Jubilee Debt Campaign and Methodist Tax Justice Network, relating to our previous theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal: Ann Pettifor: “A Moral Economy” Wednesday May 10th 6.30 for 7pm at Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham, B4 7SX “Many people in Birmingham will remember Ann Pettifor. She was a […] Update on Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal - Last autumn we were encouraging everyone to Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal. There are two events this March that will give you a chance to do just that! Uniting for a Progressive UK: Launch – Tuesday 14th March 2017 7:00-9:00pm at BVSC, Digbeth High St On our feedback board, you provided your thoughts on […] 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 […] Take Action for Fairtrade - Britain’s exit from the European Union is likely to cause big changes in international trade – and for millions of people who trade with us from poor countries, it could be make or break. They could find themselves squeezed even harder by powerful international competition. Or it could be the moment when the UK starts […] It’s our Birthday! - Many of us are feeling a bit down about the state of the world right now, but we have something small to celebrate: Peace Hub is 2 years old today: thanks to everyone who’s supported us to get this far! Our second year has been a busy one, spreading the word about peace & justice […] 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 […]