Jubilee Debt Campaign Birmingham

Minister consults Birmingham Campaigners

Posted on: September 29, 2010

Its going to be a whole new experience for us when on Thursday afternoon  30th September  the Jubilee Debt Campaign group  will welcome Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development and MP for Sutton Coldfield to the Nishkam Centre in Birmingham to put some of our concerns directly to a Minister of the crown.. I do hope he is in listening mode.
Birmingham has a proud history in the movement for debt cancellation as demonstrated  in 1998 as the leaders of the G8 countries met in Birmingham. Thousands of campaigners for debt relief linked arms around the City to raise awareness of the crippling debts afflicting some of the poorest countries in the world and as a symbolic gesture of solidarity.  We have achieved a great deal since then but must continue to press all governments to show compassion
The Minister will be welcomed by Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh  Chairman, Nishkam Centre and meet representatives from  Islamic Relief, The Methodist Relief and Development Fund, Oxfam, Christian Aid  and other local  faith groups.  The Secretary of Sate will speak first but then over an hour will be devoted to questions from activists.
Jubilee Debt Campaign is an example of “change makers” who have been successful in making a difference that has improved the life of millions across the planet. Perhaps we were the first example of the “BIG SOCIETY”?

Here are a few pictures taken at the event.


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