Inter Faith Week 2013
Inter Faith Week 2013 will run from Sunday 17 to Saturday 23 November.
Message of Support from the Communities Secretary
“Once again Inter Faith Week is upon us, and people of different faiths in neighbourhoods around the country are coming together to celebrate, to learn about each other, to work together on joint projects – and above all to have fun. Our society functions so much better when there are no barriers of ignorance and suspicion to keep us apart; and the realisation that different faiths have so much in common, and so much to contribute, is a vital part of removing those barriers. That is where Inter Faith Week and the work of the Inter Faith Network in general are so important, and I warmly congratulate all participants in the Week.”
- Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP
Message of Support from the Education Secretary
“Without doubt the constructive working and mutual understanding between faiths in this country is one of our greatest strengths. Educating children about different faiths is of immense importance in leading children to understand the history that has helped shape the values and traditions of this country, and of other countries and cultures. The extended Inter Faith Week that will take place in November this year gives even more opportunity for schools and young people to participate, and I hope they will take advantage of this to build new partnerships and celebrate the diversity that exists across the UK.”
- Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP