We are building a more cohesive society, where people of different cultures, backgrounds and faiths live well together. But we can’t do it alone. It is only through partnering with others that we can increase our impact and achieve what we set out to do.
Our communities are greatly enriched by the diversity of cultures, faiths and traditions that exist in them. Today we have access to different food, music, perspectives and knowledge from around the world that are an asset to our society and something to be celebrated.
And yet, for some, diversity is seen to be ‘a problem’, something to be wary of rather than celebrated. These feelings are often rooted in misconceptions of people from different backgrounds and can cause mistrust, leading to an increase in social exclusion, prejudice and even hate crime.
But there is hope.
By connecting people and building understanding, we can break down the stereotypes that create barriers between us. As those barriers disappear, we begin to recognise the intrinsic value in others, celebrate the richness in diversity and look to build common ground in our similarities, while not ignoring or minimising our differences.
It is important that we see measurable change in individuals and communities. Our Theory of Change connects the need, our role, and the change we hope to see.
Each year we produce an impact report, which showcases some of the highlights of our work through the year.
Our work has evolved over the past decade but this is still more to be done. We are excited to share with you our strategy until the end of 2025.
Each year we partner with individuals, organisations and funders to create a society where people of different cultures, races and faiths live well together. Whether you are a business, trust or foundation, charity, arts centre, sports club, community group or provide professional services, we’d love to hear from you about how we can work together towards this vision.
- Stitching Together – Exhibition at Arnolfini22nd July – 29th October 2023, 11.00-18.00 Level 2, Arnolfini Since 2020, Bridges for Communities and Arnolfini have enjoyed a growing sense of partnership and collaboration. Fuelled by a shared […]
- St Pauls Peace FeastWe were delighted to join friends new and old in St Pauls for a wonderful evening celebrating International Women’s Day! Our guest musicians Ozcan and Taban provided a powerful harmony […]
- Hartcliffe Peace FeastWe were so excited to join Hartcliffe Methodist Church for our first Peace Feast in BS13, and what a wonderful evening it was! Our guest musician Soufian Saihi set the […]