By developing a project to bring local people together and encouraging friendships to develop, you can help to make your local area a better place to live for everyone. Some of the key principles to keep in mind are:

Work Relationally – Just bringing people together is the first step, you should focus on building lasting relationships through your project;

A willingness to share and learn – When interacting with people through your project, be sure to hear about people’s values and aspirations and share your own with others;

Be accommodating of differences – Recognise that everyone doesn’t share your views and people do think differently;

Look for shared values and experiences – The Golden Rule across different faiths is to treat others as you would like to be treated;

Create a safe and trusting environment – Make sure that people feel comfortable discussing their views and interacting with others.

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