ENARgy – The European Network Against Racism’s webzine

The ENAR European Network Against Racism logo.

The June 2011 issue of ENARgy – The European Network Against Racism’s webzine – is a special edition on the International Year for People of African Descent.

The ENARgy webzine aims to stimulate debate on anti-racism and equal rights and provide an in-depth analysis on specific themes on a quarterly basis and act as a policy forum. ENARgy aims to inform readers on matters pertaining to anti-discrimination and anti-racism, with a focus on EU and national developments as well as ENAR members’ activities. The webzine intends to be a place to exchange experiences and knowledge of antiracist work.

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Online resource: The really simple guide to Humanism

The British Humanist Association logo.

‘The really simple guide to Humanism’ is an online learning resource that has been created to help the wider public understand Humanism. The interactive website offers simple answers to the most frequently asked questions about Humanism and the opportunity for users to think about them in detail and learn more.

The British Humanist Association (BHA), the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity, working with Conway Hall, has created ‘The really simple guide to Humanism’ as part of its aims to promote the understanding of Humanism, and support and represent the non-religious.

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Runnymede film: ‘Number Games – Race Equality and the Big Society’

The Runnymede logo.

Runnymede’s film, ‘Number Games – Race Equality and the Big Society’ is available to watch on the Runnymede website.

Focusing on whether the big society can be a racially just society, the documentary sees Runnymede director Rob Berkeley investigate how the people of Chicago have used community organising to fight for racial justice. The film also explores whether the British race equality movement can learn from their work when engaging with the concept of the big society.

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Government ‘Barrier Busting’ online portal

Department for Communities and Local Government

In March 2011, the Department for Communities and Local Government launched an online portal as part of the Government’s commitment ‘to transferring power and influence to local authorities, communities and individuals’.

If councils, having consulted and reached agreement with their local communities, find that a bureaucratic barrier prevents them from taking action, they can submit a formal ‘proposal’ asking Government to remove the barrier through the new Barrier Busting online portal.

This portal is also open to anyone who wishes to ask the Government to remove a barrier which is stopping local action.

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Council of Europe: Protecting Refugees

Council of Europe

The Protecting Refugees information pack, produced in 2010, is a joint initiative by the Council of Europe and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

This pack demonstrates not only the need to protect the rights of refugees, as millions continue to be forced from their homelands, but also the partnership between the Council of Europe and UNHCR and the role we can play, together, to help the refugees. It covers a range of important topics, such as asylum-seekers and detention, refugees and social and economic inclusion, refugees and violence, and stateless persons.

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