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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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Tread Lightly Programme confirmed

Check out the full programme for Tread Lightly on this Earth – then register and get involved! Sunday 18th November 2018 at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick. 1:00 Optional tour of the Gurdwara (please indicate when registering) 1:30 Registration for conference 2:00 – 5:00pm Speakers & Discussions 2:00 Faiths & Food – perspectives from Quakers, EcoSikh, […]

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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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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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