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Local Faith Communities and Inter Faith Week

Inter Faith Week provides local faith communities with a great opportunity to showcase your important social action and inter faith work and to build new relationships of understanding and cooperation. It is also a key tool for widening understanding in the local community about your faith tradition. Below are some ideas for marking the Week.

You could...

  • Encourage members of your faith community to take part in Inter Faith Week events being run locally
  • Host a dialogue event at your place of worship or community centre and invite members of other local faith communities to take part
  • If your faith community has a weekly sermon, include an inter faith theme in this
  • Work with your local inter faith body on a joint event
  • Open the doors of your place of worship to the public as part of an ‘open door day’ and invite them inside for a short tour to learn about what happens inside your worship centre, and begin to build understanding of your community
  • Offer time, in partnership with a local inter faith group or SACRE, to take part in educational events in local schools during the Week
  • Partner with other local faith communities to run a social action project, perhaps working with a local charity or branch of a national charity or connecting to Mitzvah Day
  • Hold a special inter faith event for a particular constituency such as ‘women of faith’
  • Check with your local radio station or tv channel if they are running a feature on the Week and offer to provide someone for interview
  • If you have a website, include some information about Inter Faith Week and a link to the national website
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