Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal

How can we Build Back Better for everyone?

  • 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 Build Back better from the pandemic, and 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?

What would you do with the security of a Living Income?

There are no easy answers, but lots of ideas about how we could do things better – and we’d love to hear yours!

Pop into Peace Hub throughout July, August & September 2021 to:

  • Find out more & have your say
  • Read personal stories
  • Take action for a Living Income
  • Get top tips on using your own money for good

Latest Posts on Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal

Sharing Common Wealth? - We’re pleased to announce our new peace & social justice theme in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games: Sharing Common Wealth? How can we understand our past and build a more equitable future? Birmingham is hosting the Commonwealth Games in July and August 2022. The Games give us a chance to think critically about 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: On 6th October, millions of families will lose the £20 Universal Credit lifeline – you can join Joseph Rowntree Foundation in calling to Keep the Lifeline. Keeping this £20 uplift is important, […]
Refugees Welcome in Brum - The situation in Afghanistan has been a stark reminder of our responsibility to offer welcome to people fleeing war and persecution – in the UK, and specifically here in Birmingham (where we have declared ourselves a City of Sanctuary). If you’d like to do something to help by donating or volunteering (as an individual or […]
Take Action for Climate & Economic Justice - It’s been great to support the Relay to COP26 as it passes through Birmingham this week. This November, world leaders are meeting in Glasgow for important climate negotiations called COP26. On Friday 11th June, a group led by Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) began walking from the G7 summit of wealthy nations hosted in Cornwall, […]
Join us to Think Global, Act Local & Get Equal - Our theme for July, August & September is: Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal: how can we Build Back Better for everyone? 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 – […]
Keep taking action to support our Mental Wellbeing - Our theme Speak, Listen, Change is coming to an end at the Hub, but there are still plenty of ways to keep taking action to support our collective Mental Wellbeing, and demand equality for people experiencing Mental Health problems. The charity Mind have regular campaigns – you can support their current campaign Fund the Hubs, […]
Can Fairtrade help tackle Modern Slavery? - In the run up to Christmas, we can easily get caught up in the season of consumption. As part of a more simple and mindful approach, buying Fairtrade gifts and treats can support growers and producers around the world to get a fair deal for their labour. Sadly, our friends at Carrs Lane Fairtrade Shop […]
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. […]
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 […]