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Communities Together group seeks new members

After taking a hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Lancaster City Council has restarted its Communities Together group and is on the look-out for new members.

The aim of the group is to bring together members of different faith groups to build good relationships between the district’s diverse communities.

Members of the group also work together to address any tensions that might arise from local, national or international events, and reduce prejudice and discrimination.

Councillor Alistair Sinclair, lead member for promoting community engagement in the district, said: “Our district is home to many diverse communities and by coming together and talking through issues we can forge closer links and look for positive solutions to the problems we all face.

“As we recover from the Covid and begin to create resilience to the effects of climate change, we have to make sure we do everything we can to reduce division, respect difference and increase community wealth.”

The group is planning to hold a series of online conversations this autumn on a number of different topics relating to how communities can work together more effectively. 

Any members of faith groups or distinct small communities not currently part of the group that would like to attend should email jbebbington@lancaster.gov.uk.

Last updated: 27 July 2021

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