Inquiry into Building a United Community

The Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister is undertaking an Inquiry into Building a United Community.

The purpose of the inquiry is to inform the Executive’s approach in the actions it takes to tackle sectarianism, racism and other forms of intolerance; and to make recommendations in order to support and enhance policy in uniting communities and community integration, including how communities are involved in decision making. The Inquiry will also seek to make recommendations based on the evidence gathered.

Any organisation or individual with an interest in this inquiry is invited to submit written evidence to inform the Committee’s position on the issues set out in the Terms of Reference. If possible, submissions should be sent electronically by emailing the Committee Clerk at

Any queries should be directed to the above email address or telephone 028 9052 1903.

The closing date for written submissions is noon on Friday 10 October 2014.

Click here to view the written submissions received so far.

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