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Birmingham declares a Climate Emergency

On Tuesday 11th June 2019 Birmingham City Council Council unanimously passed a motion declaring a Climate Emergency. The public gallery was filled with young people and folk from the campaigning groups who had worked so hard over the past months to reach this point.  The motion was brought with cross party support and tabled by […]

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Climate Emergency!

Birmingham Faith Community leaders call on Birmingham City Council to Declare a Climate Emergency. Update: the motion was passed unanimously! Leaders from Birmingham’s faith communities are calling on Birmingham City Council to declare a Climate Emergency.   On Monday morning (10th June) Tarang Shelat, Footsteps steering group member and President of Hindu Council of Birmingham, […]

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Footsteps at local community events

Footsteps was at the Kings Heath Earth Day Celebration organised by All Saints Church in the Village Square, Kings Heath. A steady stream of people enjoyed interactive games, face painting, learning, fun and conversation.  A couple of weeks later Footsteps had a stall at the Martineau Gardens open day.  A feature of the Footsteps stand […]

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Mosques Reduce Plastic Waste in Ramadan

Footsteps steering group member, Kamran,  recently gave an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live about how the Bahu Trust and other mosques in the UK are reducing their plastic waste in the month of Ramadan.  You can listen to the interview below   Street Iftar Footsteps also took part in the Street Iftar at Sparkbrook Mosque […]

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Faiths for Fun

Footsteps in pictures at Birmingham Council of Faiths ‘Faiths for Fun’ event at Hamstead Hall Academy Chris and Prubhjyot attended Birmingham Council of Faiths’ Faiths for Fun event at Hamstead Hall Academy, running a Footsteps ‘base’ where 65 youngsters from the scouting movement took part in making #ShowTheLove hearts depicting something in nature they loved […]

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Footsteps Survey: the Results

A good proportion of Footsteps supporters completed the recent Footsteps Direction and Priorities Survey – thanks to everyone who took part. We’ve prepared a report of the survey’s results and conclusions, which is being used by the Footsteps steering group to help plan future Footsteps events and activities.  In general respondents indicated that Footsteps should […]

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Showing the Love

People of faith from across Birmingham gathered at Birmingham Central Mosque last Sunday to Show the Love & share some tea! Ali Yousef provided a warm welcome from Birmingham Central Mosque, and Chris Martin from Footsteps was our MC for the afternoon. Rebecca Hawkins from the Climate Coalition introduced us to #ShowTheLove – the national […]

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Tread Lightly 2018 a success!

For our third Tread Lightly conference, Footsteps joined with the Guru Nanak Gurdwara and Living the Change to spend Sunday afternoon 18 November in Smethwick (just over the Birmingham city boundary).  The theme was Exploring Food, Faith and Living Sustainably.   Speakers from faith groups and projects shared their initiatives and insights.  Discussion and networking opportunities […]

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Report on IPCC Launch Event

Footsteps’ Chris Martin reports on a national event which highlighted the latest research and ideas for action on climate change: This report is an account of my personal experience of the European Launch of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5° C global warming conference in London on Monday 15 October.  The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on […]

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