Mission Statement

Lancashire Council of Mosques (LCM) was established in 1989 as an umbrella organisation representing Mosques and religious teaching institutions in Lancashire. Lancashire Council of Mosques aims to provide Unity through Diversity. Lancashire Council of Mosques, acknowledging the pivotal role that Mosques can play in religious, social, economic and community development, aims to promote the aspirations…

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Schools endorsed as Halal

The following schools are certified by the Halal Monitoring Committee and have now received the Halal Certificate of Endorsement from the Lancashire Council of Mosques.   Your children may happily enjoy the Halal school meals at these schools and children’s centres. SCHOOLS BLACKBURN (17) Audley Infant School, Queens Park Road, Blackburn, BB1 1SE Audley Junior…

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LCM Halal Criteria

What is the Criteria of Halal? Criteria and Definition of Halal – Report Submitted by the LCM Halal Sub-Group (April 2007) Introduction:In June 2006, the LCM Halal Sub-Group was established to inter alia to consult Community Leaders, scholars and industry experts and set out the criteria and definition of Halal. Over the past nine months, the Sub-Group has consulted…

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Development Work

This area of activity has produced a broad spectrum of engagements. The central theme of these engagements has been improving the general understanding and appreciation of the values and culture of people of Muslim heritage. The range of activities cover: Islamic/Muslim awareness training to trainee Police recruits, Ramadan guidelines for schools across Lancashire, mosque visits,…

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Representation

This area of activity has, in the main, centred on the areas of Health and Education. LCM has provided a common platform for the Muslim community to negotiate with the local authorities in both Lancashire and Blackburn & Darwen. On Health, LCM has participated on county-based Hospital Trusts’ Ethnic Minority Panels to inform, guide and…

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Mosque Security Tips

The Mosque is an iconic structure representing the Islamic faith and a place for Muslim worshipers and the community at large to find peace and solace within its confines. These structures have been a symbol of peace, cohesion and communities of all creeds and colour have invested in them to for mutual benefit. To protect…

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Support for Mosques

As an umbrella organisation, LCM is dedicated to providing Capacity Support. This area of activity focuses on the provision of time and manpower resources in creating a culture that encourages affiliated Mosques to access LCM support mechanisms. LCM is dedicated to: Developing dialogue with affiliated Mosques in order for them to ascertain needs and support…

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Interfaith Dialogue

This area of activity has not only concentrated on the development of a healthy relationship with people of diverse faiths but also presenting a deeper and intellectual grasp of the Islamic faith. LCM’s active involvement with local and county wide interfaith based groups, councils and forums has provided a strong foundation for the goals of…

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Chaplaincy and Volunteering

LCM’s chaplain service provides support and pastoral care for Muslims whether in hospital care or receiving academic tuition. The service is well received and the committed Imams have added an Islamic dimension to all organisational policies. LCM provides imams at at Blackburn and Preston Colleges, and continues to monitor this service in order to diversify…

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Mosque Visits

LCM facilitates numerous visits to a Mosque each year for both schools and professional bodies. These visits are for educational purposes and either formed an important part of GCSE Course work on Religious Studies or professional training on cultural awareness. Some schools also request for reciprocal visits to their schools for assistance with vital components…

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