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The series of workshops exploring the issue of global poverty and debt began this week in  Sparkhill  Birmingham. all part of Islam Awareness Week activities across the city.

It was encouraging to see such a mixture not only of  faiths but also ages and nationalities coming together to eat, talk and sing. Certainly the workshop  lived up to the title of “women’s voices”.

Three more in the series of get together  on Monday 19th March 26th March and April 2nd. Do ring 0121 471 4175 to book a place.

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Photos from our film night at St Philips Cathedral Birmingham

November 1st to the 7th was Islam Awareness Week with daily involvement of Jubilee Debt Campaign in sharing our concern for Moslem  indebted countries. especially Pakistan. Many new supporters signing the Pakistan petition calling for cancelation of thier debt rather than giving more loans.

I certainly learnt a great deal about the Muslim way of life during the week and realised how JDC ideals link to the Moslim prospective on debt. Salma Yaqoob provided an inspiring address at our event , then poetry and drama all added value to the  JDC evening.You can download a summary  for your own use.

Now we are getting ready for the even bigger programme of   Inter Faith Week which runs from 20th to 27th of November. The JDC Multifaith project will be displaying our  educational and faith resources that raise awareness of on how faith groups can take action on Global poverty.

The week promises to have really varied programme of films from Birmingham  film co op with lively Question time at the Nishkam centre plus music, dance and poetry not to mention lots of eating in with  Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist and Moslem communities. Find out more  on West Midlands Faith Forum.

If you are attending any event and can offer to help staff our display stand do please get in touch with Chris Bloore the Multifaith co ordinator or me Audrey Miller.

Birmingham fIlm Co oP are screen Bamaka one of the best films ever.

Thursday 12th August
Doors Open 6:45pm. Film starts at 7pm.

Venue: The Co-operative Member Relations Centre, Birmingham & Midlands Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS.

The film will be shown for free, but we will be grateful for any contributions.
Refreshments will be available at the venue for a small charge

Trip too London on Friday 13th to let Vince Cable have our views on Doddy Deals

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18th is our regular planning meeting open to all

We meet at 6.30pm for a bring and share meal in order to begin business at 7pm at The Friends of the Earth Centre, 54-7 Allison Street, Digbeth, B5 5TH. We need your ideas for a creative autumn/winter  programme.

FRIDAY AUGUST 20th Coffee Morning

From 10am to 12 noon at Selly Oak Methodist Church in aid of JDC Multifaith project   Lots of fresh garden produce and home made goodies. Further details from Alison Geary 471 5280 and Gill Fletcher 472 2488.

This blog now  has newsletter section where you can download the Noticeboard covering all our events for September through until November.

This includes special event at the Green Party Conference on September 10th

A Stand Up Against Poverty over the weekend of September 17 – 18th and our annual stall in the  Birmingham Rag Market the previous week.

In October we have a focus on Bangladesh including a resturant meal  and then we prepare for the Islamic Awareness Week 1st to 7th November and 20 to 27 the Interfaith week programme

Some weeks ago on this blog I mentioned that an Anglo – french film team had come to Birmingham to film Salma hamid and I about our Faith involvement with Global Poverty. Here you can see the result… You can catch up on more about the Global Poverty Project when it come to Birmingham on April 7th
Backed by the United Nations, 1.4 Billion Reasons aims to equip over 40,000 people in the UK with the tools to take direct action against poverty, to inspire in them a commitment to reach people in their own communities.
The initiative advocates the UN’s eight Millennium Development Goals, developed in 2000 and adopted by 189 with the objective of improving the lives of the world’s poorest people by 2015.
Global Poverty Project’s 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation is in Birmingham Midland Institute at 7pm on Wednesday 7 April.
The presentation is free to attend but you will need to register to give the organisers an idea of numbers.
Go to: http://sites.google.com/site/gppbrum or phone Ellis on 07976 053707.
JDC campaigners will be attending this presentation so do join us and encourage others to come.


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