By thinking global we can take on international tax-avoiders and support a more ethical approach to banking 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.
Economics can feel like an abstract, academic topic, not for the likes of us to worry about. But at it’s heart, the economy is about the things we all make and do – and which of these things we value.
What should we value as a society?
Would closing the gap between rich and poor benefit everyone?
There are no easy answers, but lots of ideas about how we could do things better – and we’d love to hear yours! Keep in touch with us through this blog, twitter, Facebook or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Catch up with Fair Tax Councils-Over 30 people participated in an online event on Fair Tax Councils on 27th June 2020, organised by Central England Quakers Peace Committee and Peace Hub. John Sheldon chaired the event and introduced our speakers. David Haslam (Church Action for Tax Justice) set the context on tax justice and inequality in the UK and worldwide.Mary […]
Act Local: Support Independent Businesses-As part of our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal we’ve highlighted the ways that large banks and multi-national companies help to maintain a system that concentrates money in the hands of the rich, including by using tax-havens. But what’s the alternative? To support local, independent businesses! There are many local businesses in Birmingham, […]
What is Tax Justice?-Image: Protest against tax cuts for the rich, in Columbus, OH in 2017. Becker1999 from Grove City, OH / CC BY Paying tax doesn’t sound very exciting. But taxes help maintain a functioning economy that pays for schools and hospitals and roads and lots of other things we all use and value. Taxes can also […]
Make your Money Work for Good-Our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal is all about economic equality. One aspect of this topic that affects us all is banking: banks invest your money—mostly in big business and other banks & financial institutions. Who is looking after your money, and how much do you know about what they do with it? […]
How can we make our economy work for everyone?-We’re pleased to announce our online theme at the Hub for June, July & August 2020, will be: Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal By thinking global we can take on international tax-avoiders and support a more ethical approach to banking around the world By acting local we can make sure the benefits of the […]
Meet people’s basic needs-In this article we’re thinking about how we could Meet People’s Basic Needs. Poverty and lack of access to resources are at the root of many conflicts around the world. Economic inequality is also linked to a whole range of social problems from poor public health to violent crime. Could ensuring that everyone has the […]
Keep Taking Action for Economic Equality-Our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal is coming to an end, but there are still plenty of ways to take action: If you haven’t had the chance to sign one of our action cards on ‘make your money work for good‘, you can still pop into Peace Hub and find out more until […]
Ethical Money Churches Workshop-As part of our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal, we’ve been encouraging you to think about who is looking after your money, and how you can make your money work for good. You’re welcome to pop into Peace Hub for a chat and to take a simple action – but if you’d like […]
Let’s make our economy work for everyone!-We’re pleased to announce a return to one of our enduring themes, for March & April 2019 at Peace Hub: Think Global, Act Local & Get Equal! By thinking global we can take on international tax-avoiders and support a more ethical approach to banking around the world. By acting local we can make sure the […]
Take Action for Homes Fit to Live In-Our theme A Place to Call Home explores the links between housing, insecure renting and homelessness. As house prices keep going up, more and more people are privately renting. But these tenants are in a vulnerable position: more than 3 million households in the UK are thought to be just one missed pay-cheque away from […]