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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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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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Booking now open for Tread Lightly 2017

Tread Lightly on this Earth: faiths working together for a low carbon future. 19/11/2017, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, Birmingham After the success of last year’s Tread Lightly event, Footsteps are pleased to invite you to our 2017 day of discussion, as part of national interfaith week.  Join us to meet […]

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People of Faith go Foraging in Brum

Last Sunday people from a range of faiths joined our foraging walk along the River Cole. Rob, a local pagan and member Footsteps, led the group in searching for edible plants currently in season.  He explained how to enjoy the food that nature provides safely, and introduced the group to the significance of foraging for […]

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