Case Study: Does Preston Need an Interfaith Strategy?

Fascinating Research Paper tabled during #InterfaithWeek “Interfaith Dialogue and Social Action: Does Preston Need an Interfaith Strategy?” by Cllr. Martyn Rawlinson @martynrolly

Many complex conclusions and encouraging recommendations going forward as one would naturally imagine. But in particular, and when considering #thetestbed aspirations for creative cultural engagement within the brand new civic public realm of #UCLanUniversitySquare, the following recommendation extracts are seen as being particularly notable:

  • …Physical spaces needs to be maintained for increased opportunities for multi-cultural, multi-faith encounters, including local and central public spaces….
  • …Projects should concentrate on social action, on issues that communities want to tackle while engaging diverse culture and creating conversations….
  • …Funding (needed) to develop innovative projects on interfaith dialogue and social action; and a public/faith/voluntary sector partnership taking ownership of a campaign to promote education, citizenship and democracy among communities…

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