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Be the Friendly Face of Brum

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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.

From putting people in detention centres when they haven’t done anything wrong, to charging excessive fees to be stuck in limbo, government policy is not treating people humanely.

But local communities are proving that we’re better than this.

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

Pop into Peace Hub, throughout May & June 2019 to

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Paying to be Stuck in Limbo?- Join us to take action against unfair fees! People who have their asylum claim accepted are recognised as refugees, and have the right to live and work in the UK. After living here for 10 years they can apply for full citizenship, but this comes at a high cost – over £1000 per person. Some […]
Join in: Be the Friendly Face of Brum- We are pleased to announce that our theme for May & June 2019 at Peace Hub is: Be the Friendly Face of Brum: let’s welcome refugees. 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. From putting […]
Home Matters Art Trail- Last chance to see Danya’s Artwork! ‘My Parents are my Home’ will remain on display here until 31st July 2018. Birmingham Friends of the Earth have announced the winners of their art competition to highlight the issue of Climate Refugees, and Peace Hub is delighted to be one of the venues where a winning artwork […]
Refugees & Mental Health- 18th-24th June 2018 is Refugee Week! As part of our theme Speak, Listen, Change, this article explores some of the mental health issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers. People seeking sanctuary have often fled traumatic circumstances at home, such as war, torture or loss of loved ones.  They may have undergone a difficult and […]
Global Peace Index 2018 Published- Image: Institute for Economics & Peace. The Institute for Economics and Peace have published their 2018 Global Peace Index. The annual report, which measures peace in 163 countries using 23 indicators, shows a gradual decline in peace over 2017-18, but the detailled picture is more complicated with improvements in some aspects of epace and deteriorations […]
Home Matters Art Competition- Birmingham Friends of the Earth are running an art competition to highlight the issue of Climate Refugees, and Peace Hub is delighted to be one of the venues where a winning artwork will be displayed. Birmingham Friends of the Earth (BFoE) explain: “We are launching this art competition to try and encourage people to empathise […]
Take your #NewUnionFlag selfie!- Our current theme at Peace Hub is all about celebrating Our Shared Future and welcoming refugees into our community. As part of the theme, we’re delighted to be displaying the New Union Flag in our window.  It’s been designed by artist Gil Mualem Doron as a celebration of our diversity. The flag is made up […]
Experience living in Limbo with VR- A new Virtual Reality (VR) video produced by The Guardian gives an insight into the life of someone stuck in limbo whilst they seek asylum. You can watch the video above straighforwardly, or if you have a smartphone and a VR headset, really get inside the world of a refugee. The film-makers say: “The piece […]
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 […]