FAITH groups from across Bolton recently came together to celebrate National Interfaith Week 2017.

Bolton Interfaith Council put on a number of educational and community events to celebrate the various cultures in the town during the week of November 13.

These included presentations to school pupils about the impact of hate crime on individuals and the community, as well as teaching them about the different religious ideologies.

Chan Parmar, strategic officer at Bolton Interfaith Council, said the week was 'truly inspiring for many good reasons'.

He said: "The events locally and nationally shows the strength of 'partnership working' which is critical and is embedded in the strength of interfaith work with a positive attitude of many like mined people who contribute so much towards peace, harmony and respect for all mankind.

"We know, we need to do a lot more to change many minds who carry wrong perceptions which has impact upon individuals and communities.

"Hence the projects like faith trails, young ambassadors and networking events have immense value for community cohesion.

"On behalf of Bolton Interfaith Council, I wish to thank everyone who supported the national interfaith week as well as ongoing support for our work."

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