What is exChange?

exChange is the community cohesion, education, outreach and development agency of Blackburn Cathedral.

The work of exChange includes:

  • Dialogues at the Cathedral and outside
  • School/College curriculum activities
  • Advocacy
  • Working closely with statutory and non-statutory organisations
  • Speaking engagements locally/nationally/internationally
  • Media
  • Internships - locally/internationally

Examples of recent events:

  • "Within the Eye of the Storm" How enemies became friends, a Palestinian and an Israeli telling their story to 100 people at Blackburn Library

Examples of achievements:

  • exChange was awarded the Anne Marie Schimmlar "Awards for Excellence" Muslim News Award in March 2013 and has been shortlisted for 1Voice Award on the 22 February 2014

"I write to thank yourselves for the excellent focus group discussion on the phenomena of radicalisation" - BBC's Nicky Campbell

"Dialogue is the foundation to all of exChange's work and the 'For Life project.' It is the catalyst for engagement and relationship: activity follows on from conversation."