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Our Shared Future

Photo: City of Sanctuary CC 2.0 BY SA.

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.

Let’s show that Brum is a welcoming city, proud to be a place of sanctuary.

This Refugee Week, and throughout the summer, we are exploring Our Shared Future: how can we support each other and live together as a diverse, welcoming community?

Pop into Peace Hub, between 13th July and 11th August 2017 to:

  • Have your say on ‘Our Shared Future’
  • Take a photo with the ‘New Union Flag’
  • Support Birmingham as a City of Sanctuary

Latest Posts on Our Shared Future

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: […]
Photo: Joris Louwes Our Shared Future: lots of events in Brum - 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Refugee Week 2016 - Refugee Week kicks off in Birmingham tomorrow (Sat 18th June) and runs right through to 2nd July. It aims to welcome refugees and asylum seekers into our community, and celebrate the wonderful contribution they make. Celebrating Sanctuary have organised a programme of events: Saturday 18th June – The festival kicks off for Refugee Week with the […]
Global Peace Index 2016 Published - Today saw the 2016 Global Peace Index published by the Institute for Economics and Peace. The index rates countries across the world on 23 indicators of peace, ranging from ‘weapons imports /exports’ or ‘terrorism impact’, to ‘relations with neighbours’.  You can see an interactive version of the map here. The index has been going for […]
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 […]