Plans for compulsory volunteering to foster cohesion

DarraSinghThe Observer reports that the Darra Singh, the Chair of the Commission on Integration and Cohesion (the body created by Tony Blair after the 7 July bombings in 2005 to promote more unity) as saying ‘We need to have a debate about the possibility of a national community service – and we should not be afraid of asking whether this should be compulsory.’

“Singh said that, having spoken to hundreds of people over the past years and listened to the views of many groups, he would like to take the idea further and see ‘a communities week that puts the local (community) centre stage – marking what makes our area unique’.”

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One response to “Plans for compulsory volunteering to foster cohesion

  1. I have always been in favour of such a scheme. Okay, nothing is as easy as a soundbite might suggest, but it has to be worth exploring, and I’d like to see humanists pushing this topic hard.

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