Building Bridges Pendle and Pendle Council have launched two community-led forums aiming to develop greater respect and understanding between the borough’s residents.
The Community Cohesion Action Network, a body which is tasked with pursuing opportunities for engagement on community cohesion matters, has been created along with the Pendle Forum of Faiths, where local ministers and Imams have agreed to pursue a journey of engaging in dialogue to better understand each other and work together on common social issues and inter-faith matters.
Project Manager Rauf Bashir said: “At present these are the only borough-wide community networks which exist in Pendle.
“The journey has just started and we already have a very broad membership of 32 groups who have shown their commitment in keeping cohesion and faith matters as a priority local agenda.
“Recent events have just shown again how important it is that communities are united in tackling hate and prejudice.”