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Footsteps help Stourbrige love their place on the planet

A team of four from Footsteps contributed to a ‘Love your place on the Planet’ town wide sustainability day held at Stourbridge Quaker meeting house on 22 September. Friends of the Earth Stourbridge, Transition Stourbridge and other local churches were present as well as Stourbridge Quakers.  As well as Footsteps, sessions were led by Friends […]

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Faith Communities Celebrate Global Week of Climate Commitments

Photo: (c) GreenFaith. Between 7th and 14th October, our friends at Living the Change brought people of faith together around the world, to celebrate the ‘Week of Living the Change’. This globally-connected celebration was the first of its kind, as diverse faith leaders and community members — including high-level leaders from around the world — […]

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A Year in the Life of Footsteps

On 12th September, Birmingham Council of Faiths (Footsteps’ parent organisation) held their annual general meeting.  Our chair Ruth Tetlow reported to them on Footsteps’ activities over the past 12 months. BCF AGM September 2018: Report from Footsteps: Faiths for a Low Carbon Future Footsteps’ work becomes ever more urgent as signs of the effects of […]

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Save the date for Tread Lightly 2018!

Save the date for our third Tread Lightly conference! As part of National Interfaith Week, we will be exploring the topic of ‘Low Carbon Food’ from different faith perspectives.  As in previous years, we’ll have speakers from faith & environmental groups sharing initiatives that have worked for them.  Alongside the speakers, there will space to reflect […]

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Nature on our doorstep

Earlier in the summer, people of different faiths came together for a nature walk along Birmingham’s canals. The event was organised jointly by Footsteps (Faiths for a Low Carbon Future) and Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust. Led by Jake Williams, Community Engagement Officer at Birmingham & Black County Wildlife Trust, we learned about the […]

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Footsteps at Aston Go Green Week

Footsteps’ secretary, Chris Martin, spoke at the Interfaith Discussion on Religion and Environment organised by ABSoc, as part of Aston University’s Go Green Week.  Other speakers included Sheikh Arif, Al-Mahdi Institute; Dr Pyara Bhogal, Birmingham Council of Gurdwaras; and Jan Scott, Aston chaplaincy team. The presentations highlighted how the teachings of all faiths emphasise the […]

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‘Our Common Home: Caring for God’s Creation’

‘Our Common Home: Caring for God’s Creation’ is an illustrated Study Guide for ecumenical Christian groups, which has been written by a group of 5 women in Birmingham. Although it is intended for Lent study groups, it could be adapted for other seasons of the Christian year. Within the broad theme of creation there is […]

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Tread Lightly 2017 a Success!

Footsteps steps held its second Tread Lightly Conference at the Birmingham Progressive Synagogue on Sunday November 19th. Nearly 50 people attended to hear presentations about: how faith inspires action; work with young people;  Footsteps plans for the coming year; and the of launch our Footsteps Supporters Group.  Lively table discussions took place between contributions.  This […]

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How can we best engage with COP23?

On Tuesday 24 October we held a live Skype conversation Lindsey Fielder Cook, Representative on Climate Change at the Quaker United Nations Office.  Lindsey will be attending the COP 23 United Nations climate conference in November 2017. Lindsey provided us with an update on the issues that will be on the table; the role that […]

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Celebrating Small Footsteps

Check out our video celebrating Small Footsteps. Small Footsteps is a unique environmental programme run by Footsteps aimed at young people from different faith backgrounds.  The aim of the programme was to create young leaders and campaigners of change and also to highlight to them that all faiths had the same teachings about the environment […]

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