Footsteps works at city and community level in Birmingham. At the beginning of 2021, the country is in the grip of the Covid 19 pandemic. It is exposing divides in the community similar to those that climate change will lead to. The pandemic is exacerbating differences between high- and low-income groups, because those in low paid insecure employment are least able to insulate themselves from the effects of the pandemic. Health and well-being inequalities between communities, ethnic groups and generations are also being highlighted.
Footsteps’ Interfaith Week 2020 Round up started our focus on the November 2021 Glasgow Climate conference. During 2021 we will be developing this theme to send a strong message to Glasgow from Birmingham.
Footsteps: Glasgow Ready
2020 National Interfaith Week Birmingham Programme Birmingham Council of Faiths (BCF) – Footsteps’ parent charity – again coordinated Birmingham’s contribution to National Interfaith Week 2020. The week aims to strengthen interfaith relations and to increase understanding and awareness between faith communities and with those with non-religious beliefs. The Covid-19 Pandemic presented particular challenges and most […]
Learning from Covid-19: repairing the damage, embedding the positives Following Footsteps’ 2020 Earth Day gathering, this workshop provided an opportunity to listen to stories about the damage that Covid virus is causing, hearing about faith community responses and identify how to embed positive changes. The workshop was also to provide the Birmingham City Council Taskforce […]
Following Footsteps’ 2020 Earth Day gathering, this workshop explored ‘just transition’ from a community perspective. ‘Just transition’ lies at the heart of Birmingham’s June 2019 climate emergency declaration for the City to become “net zero carbon by 2030 or as soon after as a just transition permits – making sure we take communities with us, […]