Crossing Faith and Ethnic Boundaries: Building Bridges at the Grassroots. Presentation to Birkbeck-IVAR Seminar March 2009 Margaret Harris. [email protected] www.margaretharris.org.uk www.ivar.org.uk. This seminar.
….Activities which are intended to nurture interpersonal contacts across ethnic and faith boundaries
Our focus is on such activities (BBAs) which occur at the neighbourhood and local level because -
Little previous research at this level although several authors have identified local geographical communities as a key locus for interaction across identity group boundariesBy ‘Bridge Building’ we mean …
“we wanted to get the various communities to work in harmony, to live in harmony and to develop our communities together”
“our agenda was to build bridges and raise awareness in the communities that change was going to take place whether they liked it or not”
95% of BBAs were aiming at: