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‘Protecting Mother Earth’ event a success

A seminar was held to mark International Women’s Day on the theme of ‘Protecting Mother Earth’ at the Nishkam Centre, Soho Rd on Sunday March 8th. There were speakers from Sikh, Muslim and Hindu faiths and Footsteps’ chair Ruth Tetlow spoke on behalf of the Christian faith. The afternoon concluded with the planting of a […]

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Birmingham Faith Communities call for Action ahead of Climate Strike

Ahead of Climate Strikes in Birmingham on 20th September, an interfaith environmental network has set out how politicians, faith groups and environmental organisations can work together to respond to the climate emergency declared by Birmingham City Council in June. Footsteps (Faiths for a Low Carbon Future) is today publishing a new report: ‘Birmingham Climate Emergency […]

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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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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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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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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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Podcast: Guardians of Creation

The BBC’s Heart & Soul podcast recently featured an episode ‘Guardians of Creation’.  This informative documentary highlights the work of several different faith groups on environmental issues, and includes a short feature on Footsteps. “Faith communities say these are critical times for the environment. Their driving force comes from the belief that they are guardians […]

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