Race Riot Report Calls for More Inter-Faith Cooperation

Half a decade after clashes between Asian and white communities raged through parts of the Lancashire town of Oldham, a new report has urged more inter-faith dialogue is still needed to root out racial tensions.

The new report warned that there was still a long way to go in healing the rift caused by the intense period of racially-motivated violence in May 2001, reports The Catholic Times.

The report, by Ted Cantle of the Institute of Community Cohesion, found that even though progress had been made, some community leaders had also been unwilling to full cooperate in the reconciliation process.

It went on to warn that those who did take part in the process were overburdened.