Our Community

At the heart of our work are our diverse religious and belief communities. We serve them in a number of ways through public benefit activities which include charity days, integration initiatives over food, roundtable discussions, lectures and seminars. We are committed to working with communities to promote encounter, harbour trust, strengthen understanding and encourage co-operation.

 

Some examples of our community work:

Summer Mitzvah: In partnership with the Jewish community, we hold an annual event where we encourage supermarket shoppers to donate at least one food or item of toiletry which we then give to charities supporting the homeless or victims of domestic violence. Our volunteers, shoppers and beneficiaries come from many different religions and beliefs.

Hindu-Muslim Friendship Meals: Based on the Channel 4 series 'Come Dine With Me', we pair families from each faith who have never met before to reciprocally host one another in their homes for meals. Our aim is to create friendships and to build mutually beneficial relationships.

Cross & Crescent Group: A dialogue group to facilitate mutual learning about Christianity and Islam and an opportunity for Christians and Muslims to form bonds.’

 

 

Leicester Schools Linking Project 2021-22                     LSLP Logo

Rebuilding trust and strengthening connections between different communities will play a vital part in the Post-Covid recovery work in our region, where sadly, divisions and blame have been laid bare.

Would you like to connect your class with one from another school in the Leicester/Leicestershire area and give your pupils a chance to get to know young people who they might not normally meet in their day to day lives?

Schools Linking is a perfect way for all ages to reduce prejudice and challenge stereotypes.

All schools can join - Primary, Secondary, Special, Faith, Private, Academy, PRU etc

It is a completely FREE, FULLY RESOURCED PROGRAMME of curriculum-rich lessons with teacher CPD provided twice throughout the year.

The 2021-22 project will be virtual, comprising of a variety of remote linking activities until the situation allows for face-to-face meetings.

The activities are based around four key questions:

¨ Who am I? – exploring identity

¨ Who are we? – celebrating diversity

¨ Where do we live? – promoting community 

¨ How do we all live together? – championing equality

To find out more about school linking, visit the Linking Network website:

https://thelinkingnetwork.org.uk

or find us on Twitter @LinkingSchool, or Email Ruth Sinhal via our Contact Form.


 

School Linking Project photos