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Lanarkshire MP hosts event as part of Scottish Inter Faith week

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As part of Inter Faith week, Airdrie & Shotts MP Anum Qaisar hosted an event bringing together faith groups and police and fire service representatives from across her constituency to discuss the issues facing their communities.Since it’s inception in 2004, Scottish Inter Faith week seeks to build good relationships and partnerships between people of different faiths.

Commenting on her event at Airdrie town hall, Ms Qaisar told Lanarkshire Live : "It was a fantastic opportunity for people of different faiths to come together to discuss key issues in the community, truly representing the essence of Inter Faith week.

The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now. Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android “As a result of the cost of living crisis, we have seen many faith groups open the doors to their places of worship to provide essential services such as food banks and warm banks.”North Lanarkshire has the highest number of warm banks, with 46 established across libraries, community centres and places of worship, providing a critical role in supporting communities through the cost-of-living crisis.Ms Qaisar added: “I am pleased that the event allowed faith groups to highlight the good work they undertake in the community."It was very encouraging to hear how faith groups have come together to support people in Airdrie and Shotts who are facing

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