Church and community cohesion - continued

The Church can do a number of things to help promote unity within a diverse and multicultural community.

On a Sunday, religious leaders can:

  • Teach the importance of care for, and acceptance of, people from different backgrounds, cultures and religions.
  • Run services in other languages if there is a large community of non-English speakers nearby.
  • Hold special anti-racism or Holocaust memorial services.

Throughout the week they can:

  • Run after-school or homework clubs to help children from different backgrounds to mix and spend time together.
  • Hold parent and toddler groups to bring families together in a safe environment.
  • Run youth clubs to encourage young people not to hang around on the streets at the weekend.
  • Celebrate other traditions outside their own, eg the Chinese New Year.