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
On 19th February, Footsteps held a one-hour Zoom workshop with Kamran Shezad, reflecting on his experiences of attending COP28. Kamran is Sustainability Lead for the BAHU Trust, and a Footsteps steering group member. The event was hosted by Mahmooda Qureshi, a Community Organiser based in Birmingham. COP is the United Nations annual climate change conference. […]
Action not Words – what can Birmingham do after the Climate Conference? A successful conference organised by the Birmingham Faith Leaders Group and Footsteps was attended by around 40 people from across Birmingham’s faith communities at Carrs Lane Church on Sunday 21 November. In addition, some 15 joined via the live streaming. Speakers We first […]
On Saturday 6th November (the mid-point of the COP26 UN climate summit), Footsteps joined with many other organisations under the umbrella of COP26 Coalition for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice. In Birmingham, a march and rally attracted between 2 and 3 thousand participants. Footsteps & Birmingham Friends of the Earth volunteer Toqueer […]