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New pictures of our latest demonstration  – Stand up Against Povety are posted to day in the blog gallery below.

The regular Saturday church service at St Martin’s in the Bullring concluded with a very noisy demonstration by over a hundred campaigners of different faiths. The Faiths act fellows of Birmingham and many Jubilee Debt Campaign supporter from the city joined forces to stop shoppers in their tracks and make a big noise about the Millennium Development goals( MDG’s).

The aim was to draw attention to the fact that world leaders are about to meet in New York and we want them to deliver on the promises made  in the Millennium year of 2000 to end extreme poverty by 2015

Do watch the news this week and add your voice to the call for action against poverty

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Pritpal kaur gives her views on how  campaigners are linking together across the city

Birmingham prides itself on being a global city with a local heart, and this last month FaithsAct has been promoting its work at two local events on global poverty.

Last month, the national multifaith Jubilee Debt Campaign Conference on ‘Global Poverty – Seeking Justice’ in Birmingham included speeches from the Rev Dr Joel Edwards, Director of Micah Challenge; Jehangir Malik, UK Director of Islamic Relief; Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh, Chairman, Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha; and Nick Dearden, Director of Jubilee Debt Campaign.  Their messages were however, not ones of rhetoric.  They were calling people of faith, to join hands with those of other faiths, and to act against injustice in the world.

This month saw the Birmingham launch of the Global Poverty Project, with Elisha London, the UK manager of the project, gave an exciting presentation called ‘1.4 Billion Reasons’ aimed at raising awareness of global poverty issues.  But again, the conclusion was a pledge to action and commitment.  For example, were we going to buy more fair trade products?  Were we going to hold a fundraiser?  Were we going to mobilise our friends, families and faith communities?

FaithsAct was proud to stand in solidarity with these campaigns.  The aims of both projects resonated greatly with ours – in calling Faiths to Act.  We hope that people of faith, in the global city of Birmingham, will act locally from their hearts and get involved.

Pritpal Kaur,

Faiths Act Fellow



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