16th October 1998 at 01:00
* More than 700 groups around Britain will be working towardspeace and respect for the Earth during One World Week, October 18-25, on the theme of "Shaping our Landscapes". To inspire would-be participants an action kit has been produced, containing seven stories from around the world, each with a colour photo for discussion or display. Also available are leaflets linking the materials to the national curriculum, posters, stickers and balloons. The kit costs Pounds 5 from: One World Week, PO Box 2555, Reading RG1 4XW, tel: 0118 939 4933; e-mail: * Britain's tradition of offering sanctuary to people forced to flee violence, torture and persecution, and the contribution refugees make to our cultural, social and economic life will be celebrated during Refugee Week, November 9-15. Co-ordinated by the Refugee Council and RefAid, activities across the UK include exhibitions, a conference on refugee children and human rights sponsored by the London School of Economics, and a public meeting at the House of Commons on November 10 on new asylum procedures. Details: John Morrison, RefAid, 21st Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP, tel: 0171 932 1019.

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