Activities calendar (In-person activities)

The calendar below shows activity information linked to Inter Faith Week 2021. Many activities this year will take place virtually, and an icon identifies these on the list below. You can also filter online/ socially distanced in-person activities using the controls above.

  • Monday 1 November

    Diwali workshop

    Southam College, Welsh Road West, CV47 0JW
    Students learn about Diwali and the Sikh story behind Diwali. Students create models of the golden temple

  • Sunday 7 November

    Week of Prayers and devotion on Hope for the Environment.

    Deiniol cafe, Deiniol center, Bangor, LL57 1NW.. 11.00 – Sunday 14 November 16.00
    Bangor Interfaith group will run a week of Prayer and Devotion on the theme of Hope for the Environment. Christian, Unitarian and Bahai representatives will be running their own style of service on three of the weekdays plus an Opening…

  • Thursday 11 November

    Launch Event - Official Opening by Deputy to the Lord Mayor

    Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX. 14.15 – 15.45
    Short presentations on behalf of Birmingham Council of Faiths, Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Faith Leaders Group, Women's Federation for World Peace, Birmingham Faith Map, and Migration stories.…

  • Saturday 13 November

    Sandwell Breathes

    Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple, Dudley Road E, Tividale, Oldbury, B69 3DU. 10.00 – 16.00
    An event at the Balaji Temple, including children's activities, a nature walk, yoga and a workshop to look at how the community and Temple can work together around air quality issues.…

  • Sunday 14 November

    Inter Faith Workshop

    Rosslyn Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London, NW3 1NG. 0.00 – 0.00
    A workshop run by Hampstead Unitarians to explore dialogue between religions. Hindu Unitarian speaker Indra Sikdar spoke about the diverse origins of the Hindu faith and its pluralistic approach which teaches that there are 'many ways to God'. The Muslim…

    South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) At Home Twice Daily

    Kendal. 7.00 – Sunday 21 November 19.30
    South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) will support the holding of 2 sessions at home every day of Inter Faith Week in support of Inter Faith Week. These will be at 7am and 7pm for half an hour. Please…

    Interfaith Workshop

    Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3 1NG. 14.00 – 16.00
    On 14 November, to mark the beginning of the annual Interfaith Week, an afternoon workshop was held at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, in Hampstead. It featured three speakers from different religions backgrounds: Hindu Unitarian Indra Sikdar; the Muslim musician and…

    Cookery demo with Suraiya

    Preston, UK. 15.00 – 17.00
    £2 contribution toward ingredients. Contact Penny Craig to book as places are limited to 15.…

  • Monday 15 November

    Seminar - ‘Should Government Do God?’

    Cheltenham, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    A seminar for civil servants at GCHQ on the topic of 'Should Government Do God?', with Krish Kandiah.…

    Bollywood Dancing

    The Grange School, Bradburns Lane, Hartford, Norwich, CW8 1LU. 0.00 – 0.00
    A Bollywood dancing workshop.…

    Newcastle Council of Faiths Open Meeting

    Newcastle Reform Synagogue, Off the Croft, Kenton Road, Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 4RF. 0.00 – 0.00
    An open meeting of Newcastle Council of faiths. Mr Hari Shukla was made Honorary Life President of Newcastle Council of Faiths, and Mr Smajo Benson was awarded the first Hari Shukla award for Inter Faith Work.…

    Guest Speakers

    Eden Girls' School, 183-187 Bath Road, Slough, SL1 4AA. 0.00 – Friday 19 November 0.00
    Guest speakers from the Christian and Sikh faith communities led talks for pupils at Eden Girls' School.…

    Clergy and Imams Meeting.

    Markazi Jamia Masjid, Rhodes Street, Halifax, HX1 5DE. 10.00 – 12.00
    A meeting for Clergy and Imams at Markazi Jamia Masjid. Lunch will be provided following the meeting.…

    Reincarnation Workshop

    Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF
    An all-day workshop run by Inter Faith Minister Anthea Ballam. The workshop opens with a review of the history of reincarnation from East to West, taking in the diverse cultures and faith views on the topic. The workshop also examines…

    Faith, Climate and Justice

    RHB 144, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6NW. 13.30 – 16.30
    A presentation by Don de Silva, environmentalist, author, diplomat and Buddhist Chaplain.

    This will give some historical context to world activities on sustainability and climate, as well as a particular focus on the hot issues and agreements…

    Inter Faith Week at Westminster: Wreath Making Workshop

    University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Roundabout, Harrow, HA1 3TP. 15.00 – 18.00
    At our Remembrance event, we lay red and black wreaths at the base of our memorials to those from the University fallen in the two world wars.

    This workshop event provides an opportunity to make your own…

    Faith at St Helens Library

    The Helens Library, The World of Glass, Chalon Way E, Saint Helens, WA10 1BX. 16.00 – 17.30
    Connect with faith communities and belief groups within the local area as faith leaders deliver readings and inspirational messages.…

    Inter Faith Evening

    Y Plas, Cardiff University Students' Union, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3QN. 19.00 – 20.30
    An inter faith evening with the faith societies of Cardiff University. Will begin with refreshments, followed by a panel discussion involving members of the university's faith societies, who will speak about what being a member of a specific faith tradition…

    Transition into Hereafter

    Medway, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    A talk on the theme 'Transition into Hereafter', with speaker Sheikh Abdur Rehman.…

  • Tuesday 16 November

    My Faith and My Work

    Stockport Hospital
    Today, we share stories from members of staff on how their faith/belief supports them in their job role here at the hospital…

    Learning about Hinduism

    Christ Church CE Primary School, Claremont Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B11 1LF. 0.00 – 0.00
    Pupils at Christ Church enjoyed a presentation about Hinduism, given by a member of the Hindu community.…

    Inter Faith Week Assembly

    Trinity School, Buckeridge Road, Teignmouth, Devon, United Kingdom, TQ14 8LY. 0.00 – 0.00
    An Inter Faith Week assembly, with Year 7s presenting interesting facts about a variety of different faiths.…

    Mindfulness and Meditation

    North Cestrian School, Dunham Road, Altrincham, WA14 4AJ. 0.00 – 0.00
    Lunchtime mindfulness and meditation activities for pupils and staff.…

    Education session on Sikhism

    Medway Maritime Hospital, Windmill Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5NY. 0.00 – 23.59
    Inter Faith Week education session led by Dalbir Kaur Bahia, President of the Gurudwara in Gillingham about Sikhism. With display and a stall with religious artefacts in the Dining Room with help from the Trust’s Lead Chaplain the Reverend Ruth…

    Seminar (FCDO) - ‘Has Science Killed God?’

    King Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AH. 0.00 – 0.00
    A seminar for civil servants at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office on the topic of 'Has Science Killed God?', with Krish Kandiah.…

    Bereavement Workshop

    Brighton, UK. 10.30 – 12.30
    Peter Wells, who has been a lead chaplain in hospice care and the NHS as well as being a therapist, will lead a workshop on bereavement and loss. This is an opportunity to share experiences with each other and learn…

    Community Cohesion Masterclass

    Breathing Space, Portland Building, DeMonfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH. 12.00 – Thursday 18 November 12.30
    Join us to learn more about OpenFaith & Welfare support at DMU, how we can challenge bias, respect difference in our daily lives and gain a better understanding of what we all have in common.

    Two masterclasses:…

    Light Upon Light

    Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH. 13.45 – 14.45
    We take physical light for granted and light as a unifying factor in the different traditions is also often off the radar. But what is spiritual light and why does light feature as central to mystical experience?

    Lantern Crafts

    Eccleston Library, The Carrington Centre, 230 The Green, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 5TE. 15.30 – 17.00
    Make lanterns to celebrate Inter Faith Week.…

    Islamic Holy Sites in Saudi Arabia: A Virtual Tour

    York Mosque and Islamic Centre, Bull Lane, YO10 3EN. 17.00 – 20.00
    A virtual tour of Islamic holy sites in Saudi Arabia, using virtual reality technology. It will take you into a tour around the Muslim holy sites in Saudi Arabia, to see how the Ka'bah looked like 1,400 years ago compared…

    Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum: Bridge Over Troubled Water

    St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PL. 18.00 – 20.00
    Faith groups have provided essential support to residents in Tower Hamlets, before and during the pandemic, and have been at the heart of providing support for people, particularly those facing the worst health and social inequalities.

    Afro-centrism and Islam

    Preston, UK (online). 18.30 – 19.30
    History from a black perspective, Ahmed James and Cecil Walsh, On Zoom. (See below for ID & Passcode)…

  • Wednesday 17 November

    Mandala Art and Meditation

    The Grange School, Bradburns Lane, Hartford, Chesire, CW8 1LU. 0.00 – 0.00
    A mandala workshop and meditation session.

    Two sessions: Wednesday 17th; Friday 19th

    Metropolitan Police Talk

    New Scotland Yard, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JL. 0.00 – 0.00
    Officers from Crime Prevention Inclusion and Engagement (CPIE), Metropolitan Police Service faith officers, and faith leaders came together at New Scotland Yard to hold an open talk group, discussing how we can work together, building trust and confidence with all…

    The Baha’i Faith

    Mansfield, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    The Unitarian Community held their regular discussion, and invited a Baha'i speaker to talk about the Baha'i Faith. A video clip of chiefs in Democratic Republic of Congo showed them attending BAha'i conference and resolving to unite and work together…

    The Path to Peace (Islam)

    The Islamic Centre, Parkinson Avenue, Scunthorpe, DN15 7JX. 10.00 – 14.30
    Open day at the Islamic Centre, with talks at 10:30am and 2pm.…

    New relations of stigma & mutuality during the Covid-19 pandemic with Dr Nikita Simpson, Postdoctoral Researcher in Anthropology, London School of Economics

    St Philip's Church, Evington Road, Leicester LE2 1HN. 12.30 – 14.00
    The Covid pandemic has had an uneven impact across the UK: in many ways it has heightened and exacerbated existing structural inequalities and challenges. During 2020 Leicester suffered more prolonged and stricter lockdown conditions than any other English city. Drawing…

    Open Chapel: Talks and More

    St Marys University Chapel, 692 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX. 12.30 – 17.45
    Featuring a speed-faithing event, alongside talks and open services.

    Confessions: 12:35pm
    Mass: 1:05pm
    Lunch in the Chaplaincy: 1:30pm

    Drop-in Talks, 15-20 minutes and Q&As;, 3pm-5:45pm:
    Dynamics of Faith
    Our Common…

    Faith @ Connect Church

    Connect Church, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1NR. 14.30 – 16.30
    Featuring a Q&A with a church a leader, learning about Connect Church, along with refreshments.…

    LUU Jewish Society activities

    Leeds University. 15.00 – 17.00
    Leeds University Union Jewish Society will be running an event in LUU Room 2 with tea, cake, speedfaithing and a talk from the Anthony Nolan charity. Please contact the society for further details leedsjewishsociety@gmail.com.…

    Book Launch of ‘Southampton’s Migrant Past and Present’ by Tony Kushner

    Southampton City Art Gallery, Commercial Road, Southampton, SO14 7LP. 15.30 – 17.00
    This afternoon event, launching the publication of Tony Kushner's new book 'Southampton's Migrant Past and Present', will be accompanied by artistic reflections on migration. We will hear poetry from Joan McGavin, Nazneen Ahmed's poetry and film on Lascars from Mayflower400,…

    Scriptural Reasoning

    Kings College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS. 16.00 – 18.00
    Exploring the theme of 'Ecology and Theology' through sacred texts from Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions.

    Revd Dr Simon Woodman, Dr Harrie Cedar and Imam Abdul Choudhury will be looking at how their scriptures address environmental…

    The Divine Feminine in Hinduism

    The Chapel, St Chad's College, 18 North Bailey, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3RH. 18.00 – 19.30
    A talk on 'The Divine Feminine in Hinduism', hosted by the Hindu Society.…

    My Faith - Its Role in the University and the City of York

    University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD. 18.15 – 20.30
    A student-led session followed by guest speaker Prof. Tom McLeish, FRS and Dr Amanda Rees.

    6:14-7pm: a talk by Prof Tom McLeish, FRS and Dr Amanda Rees on the history and philosophy of science and religion.

    The Shape of Things to Come

    University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH. 18.30 – 21.00
    Different faith communities will come together once again on Wednesday 17 November to mark national Inter Faith week.
    About this event
    2021's theme: ‘The Shape of Things to Come?’, will look at where communities and individuals find themselves…

    Faith in the Climate with George Merchant Ballentyne

    St Philip's Church, Evington Road, Leicester LE2 1HN. 19.00 – 20.30
    Faith Communities have their distinctive views - as well as points of agreement - on the climate crisis: its origins, its impact and the future actions we might take to escape the worst of this worldwide emergency. In this session,…

    How COVID-19 Impacted Different Communities

    Birmingham, B32 3NT. 19.30 – 20.30
    This panel discussion will bring together representatives from different faiths and denominations to discuss how COVID-19 impacted their community. From lockdowns to social distancing to vaccines, the representatives will have an opportunity explore how these challenges affected them.…

  • Thursday 18 November

    Year 6 Inter Faith Workshop

    St Barnabas Church of England Primary Academy, Knowlesly Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 2JA. 0.00 – 0.00
    An inter faith class on Sikhism, looking at Sikh traditions and dances.…

    Seminar (MoJ) - ‘Has Science Killed God?’

    Ministry of Justice, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ. 0.00 – 0.00
    A seminar for civil servants at the Ministry of Justice on the topic of 'Has Science Killed God?', with Krish Kandiah.…

    Talks for Inter Faith Week

    The Quaker Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4BH. 10.30 – 13.00
    AWAZ Cumbria and the South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) present talks on interfaith by
    Sister Margaret Atkins CRSA, a Sister of the Community of Augustinian Canonesses at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria, and
    Carlo Schröder,…

    Creating Connections - When Religion Makes the News in Nottingham

    Adams room, Conference Centre (Burton Street reception), Nottingham Trent University, 30 Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU. 14.00 – 19.00
    Explore the way religion and worldviews are interwoven into the life of Nottingham, as people from long standing and diverse communities share their stories and open the window into their world. Join us for workshops and presentations with journalists, teachers,…

    Annual Inter Faith Event

    The Halifax Academy, Gibbet Street, Halifax HX2 OBA. 18.00 – 20.00
    The evening will comprise of agencies sharing the work they have been involved with supporting local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Agencies will include Halifax Academy pupils, Halifax Community Fridge, Halifax Opportunities Trust, Hospital Chaplaincy Service, Community Foundation for Calderdale…

    Freedom of Religion and Belief in the UK

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 136 York St, Manchester, M1 7XN. 19.00 – 20.30
    A reflection on Freedom of Religion and Belief in the UK by Dr James Holt, Associate Professor of Religious Education at the University of Chester, and Chair of the charity, Freedom Declared Foundation. In this event James will discuss

    Reflecting together on COVID-19: Interfaith Week panel discussion

    Anglia Ruskin University, CM1 1SQ. 19.00 – 20.30
    We will be hearing from various faith and community leaders in this panel discussion covering both theological and sociological responses to their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be opportunities for questions and audience discussion. …

    Christian Aid talk

    St Andrew’s Church Hall, Colne Rd, Burnley BB10 1DU. 19.00 – 20.30
    Building Bridges Burnley have invited William Bell, Christian Aid's head of work in the Middle East, to speak about Christian Aid’s report: "A story of loss, inequality and failure, the reality for Palestinians across the Middle East". …

    Experiences of LGBT+ People of Faith

    Stanley Theatre, Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TR. 19.00 – 21.00
    Members of the LGBT+ society are sharing their experiences of being part of particular faiths, and how this has impacted their journeys with figuring out their identity, and coming out to family and their faith communities. Will also feature a…

  • Friday 19 November

    Visit to the Peace Education Programme

    Minhaj-ul-Quran, 49 Woodwards Rd, Walsall, WS2 9RN. 0.00 – 0.00
    Representatives from Green Lane Baptist Church, the Methodist Church and Hindu Forum Walsall visited the Peace Education Programme at Minhaj-ul-Quran Walsall. They spoke to students in a Friday assembly about their ongoing inter faith work.…

    Eden Interfaith Breakfast

    Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest | Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, London E17 5SD. 9.30 – 11.30
    The aim of the event is to promote further community cohesion and mutual understanding, peace and harmony between all faiths and none. We had initially scheduled this event last year in March but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we had…

    Fusion Dance Class

    St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX. 15.00 – 16.00
    Take part in a dance class and discover the cultural significance of Bhangra.…

    Is Religion the Cause of Wars?

    Ashton Methodist Church, Wellington Rd, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston PR2 1BU. 19.00 – 21.00
    Light Foundation, see contact below, at Ashton Methodist Church, Wellington Rd, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston PR2 1BU.
    Speakers: Shaykh Adam Kelwick (Muslim) Neetal Parekh (Hindu) Dr. Bruce Warren (Christian)…

  • Saturday 20 November

    Interfaith Wolverhampton Annual Conference 2021: Climate Change

    University of Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaisher Drive, Wolverhampton, WV10 9RU. 9.30 – 13.30
    Interfaith Wolverhampton's contribution to the debate on how to respond to climate change following the Glasgow COP26 summit.…

    2021 Michael Prior Memorial Lecture - ‘Christians in the Arab World and Interreligious Dialogue’

    Holy Apostles Church, Pimlico, London, SW1V 4NE. 11.30 – 13.00
    A lecture with Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, a leading figure and scholar in interreligious relations and an internationally recognised expert on Christian-Muslim relations.…

    Talk and Display ‘Perspectives on Climate’

    Christian Science Church, Douglas, IM2 3AG. 14.30 – 16.30
    An opportunity to share ideas about the effects of climate change. Featuring a talk by Cat Jenkins, local environmental campaigner and supporter.…

    Celebrating the life of ‘Abdu’l-Baha

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX. 16.00 – 17.30
    This year is the centenary of the passing of 'Abdu'l Baha, one of the central figures of the Baha'i Faith. Join us in learning more about his life and achievements via stories and films.…

  • Sunday 21 November

    Sunday Assembly London presents “The Beauty of Struggle”

    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. 11.00 – 13.00
    Grace Marshall, award-winning writer and coach on productivity, will tell us how we can use our struggles as a force for good. As always, this Sunday Assembly London event will also feature rocking sing-alongs, poetry, and an opportunity to socialise…

    Islam, Interfaith & Society- dispelling the stereotypes of Islam.

    Unity Centre, Shepherd Street, Preston. 13.00 – 16.00
    Guest speaker - Hafsah Alkhair Ahmed, Associate Lecturer at UCLAN in Religion, Culture & Society.
    The event will include a presentation and group activities offering a unique space to dispel stereotypes held about Islam, learn the history of Muslims…

  • Tuesday 23 November

    Gwent Police Inter Faith Event

    Gwent, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    Gwent Police hosted an event with multi faith leaders and representatives from the Inter Faith Council for Wales, highlighting the need for police to listen to communities, lean about other cultures, and develop their understanding.…

  • Thursday 25 November

    Essex Faith Covenant Gathering

    Little Havens, Daws Heath Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 2LH. 19.00 – 21.00
    An event for faith-based organisations and public services to connect, explore, and learn together. The event will be hosted by Havens Hospices, to learn more about its work with faith-based organisations. In addition, information will be shared focusing on the…

  • Monday 29 November

    Inter Faith Vaccination Awareness

    Southall, London, UK. 18.00 – 20.00
    A webinar to encourage take up of the COVID-19 vaccine among faith communities, with opportunities for question and answer with leading experts.

    Speakers: Dr Bola Owolabi, Director for Health Inequalities at NHS England; Dr Sunil Daga, Vice…

    Power of Mantras and Sutras

    London, UK. 19.00 – 20.00
    A session on the Power of Prayer, with Harrow Interfaith and the Jain Vishwa Bharati (JVB). Each faith representative will speak for 3 minutes on the theme 'The Power of Prayer'.…

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