Activities calendar (Online activities)

The calendar below shows activity information linked to Inter Faith Week 2020. 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.

  • Wednesday 14 October

    Diwali Rewind Celebrations via zoom

    York (online). 18.00 – Saturday 14 November 20.00
    The event will be showing a selection of performances from previous Diwali events, including children from York.
    Contact Harish.vashist@gmail.com or sunilsahadev@gmail.com …

  • Wednesday 4 November

    NTU Faith - interfaith Week Celebration Event

    Nottingham UK. 22.52 – 23.59
    NTU Faith will be bringing together a range of diverse faith traditions for an inclusive and exciting inter faith celebration during Interfaith Week 2020. There will be the opportunity to hear how different faith traditions come together for the common…

  • Friday 6 November

    A Visual History of the Hajj from the Khalili Collections

    Tintagel House 92 Albert Embankment London SE1 7TY. 0.00 – Monday 30 November 0.00
    A UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Professor Sir David Khalili, has been a champion of interfaith understanding and intercultural harmony and appreciation. As an Iranian Jew who has assembled the world’s largest collection of Islamic Art and is knighted by two Popes,…

    Launch of Birmingham Inter Faith Week programme

    Birmingham, via Zoom. 14.30 – 16.00
    Launch event for the Birmingham Inter Faith Week programme on Zoom, with the Lord Mayor; Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member; Kim Leadbeater (Jo Cox Sister), Ambassador Jo Cox Foundation.

    The event will include a BMAG Video;…

  • Sunday 8 November

    Share an Image of Light for Diwali and Inter Faith Week

    Bournemouth. 0.00 – Sunday 15 November 0.00
    Due to the national lockdown, Diwali celebrations may look a little different this year. To celebrate both Diwali and Inter Faith Week, we are asking the BU community to join together in hope by sharing an image of light, wherever…

    Inter Faith Stories of Hope

    Bradford and Leeds. 0.00 – Sunday 15 November 0.00
    Series of 6 daily videos celebrating West Yorkshire faith communities' response to COVID.…

    Celebrating Interfaith Week in Barking and Dagenham

    London. 0.00 – 0.00
    We would normally hold events in partnership with the Barking and Dagenham Faith Forum but, unfortunately due to the pandemic, this hasn't been possible this year. We are recognising this week however, by flying the Interfaith Week flag above the…

    IF Stories of Hope: Introduction and celebration videos

    West Yorkshire. 0.00 – Sunday 15 November 0.00
    Throughout Inter Faith Week, Wellsprings Together in West Yorkshire shared a series of videos celebrating the contribution of grass roots faith and community groups who have worked relentlessly during Covid to support one another and especially the most vulnerable and…

    Exploring traditions and celebrations of different faith communities

    Neath Port Talbot Council Civic Centre, Port Talbot Wales SA13 1PJ
    As part of Interfaith week, we are celebrating the interfaith community by having a look at different traditions and celebrations happening this time of the year for different faith communities. Facebook series with posts about different faith celebrations.…

    Interfaith Week, Diwali and Christmas Celebrations

    NW9 5UX (virtual event). 11.00 – Sunday 15 November 13.00
    Dr Natubhai Shah MBE and the Trustees of the Jain Network are pleased to invite you to join us for the following virtual event. On this occasion we will present food parcels to the local food bank, donated by our…

    Reflections of Sanctuary

    London. 14.00 – 15.00
    Brent Multi Faith Forum would like to invite you to celebrate Inter Faith Week virtually. The programme is compered by Rabbi Dr Frank DabbaSmith; Welcome and Introductions: Imam Abdullah, Chair BMFF; Opening Statement: Cllr Ezeajughi, Mayor of Brent; Creating a…

  • Monday 9 November

    Interfaith Week 2020 Launch Video  

    Kirklees (online). 0.00 – Friday 13 November 0.00
    Inter Faith Week Launch video with messages from the community wishing everyone happy Inter Faith Week and keep safe during the pandemic. …

    Online Faith Poster Exhibition

    1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6AE
    Online Faith Poster Exhibition will be made up of a number of faith posters to showcase awareness of different faiths during Inter Faith Week…

    Faith-a-licious Cookbook Display

    1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6AE
    NHS Digital colleagues will have the opportunity to cook / bake items which are either faith related or culturally important. Recipes and images will be published during Inter Faith Week in the form of a cookbook. …

    Festival of Peace - Faiths for Racial Justice

    WS11 1LD. 19.00 – 20.00
    Instead of our annual Festival of Peace, members have contributed to a recording on the theme of Faiths for Racial Justice. This will be made live on the website , http://sdff.org.uk/drupal/home at 7.00 pm on November 9th, and will be…

    An Audience With The President

    UK (online). 19.00 – 20.00
    President of the Spiritualists National Union, Minister David Bruton, hosts an hour of talk and interactive discussion with special interfaith guests, and our Interfaith Ambassador, Minister David Hopkins. An opportunity to celebrate the importance of Inter Faith Week and raise…

  • Tuesday 10 November

    Faith Leader Discussion - Faith in Lockdown

    1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6AE. 12.00 – 13.15
    Faith leaders will discuss how the Covid-19 Pandemic and lockdown has affected their faith practices, faith communities and their own faith. Faith in lockdown. To run a panel discussion made up of faith leaders and NHS Digital colleagues to discuss…

    The Hindu festival of Navatri invites member contributions focussing on ‘The power within us’

    Norwich (online). 19.30 – 21.30
    Topic: The Hindu festival of Navatri invites member contributions focussing on "The power within us".

    Gayatri Verma will start by showing us the significance of the days in the Hindu calendar leading up to Diwali and we…

  • Wednesday 11 November

    Interfaith Zoom Celebration of our Emergency Services

    Birmingham, via Zoom. 12.00 – 13.00
    The Bahu Trust will be holding an inter faith celebration of emergency services.

    More information to follow. …

    Virtual Celebration of Inter Faith Week

    UK
    LexisNexis Risk Solutions held a virtual Inter Faith Week celebration which brought together employees from across the globe to share religious events in lockdown and their experiences.…

    LGBTQ+ Interfaith Week Celebration 2020

    UK (online). 18.30 – 19.30
    The Faith & Belief Forum with partners including: House of Rainbow, London Queer Muslims, Sarbat LGBT Sikhs, KeshetUK.

    For our third annual celebration of National Interfaith Week, the Faith & Belief Forum in collaboration with LGBTQ+/Faith partners…

    The All Faiths Network Celebrates Inter Faith Week

    London (online). 19.00 – 21.00
    Interfaith Week lasts from 8 - 15 November. Unfortunately this year we cannot hold it live but we can continue our tradition of having a range of artistic performances linked to religion with short talks or prayers from different religions…

    Discover the Celebration of Diwali: The Festival of Lights

    Barnet, London (online). 19.30 – 0.00
    What you always wanted to know about Diwali (but were too afraid to ask!). A unique opportunity to appreciate and celebrate this Festival of Light in Song, Dance, Words and Virtual food!…

  • Thursday 12 November

    The Donna Louise Hospice for Children and Young People, social media interfaith celebration.

    The Donna Louise Hospice For Children and Young People. 1 Grace Road, Stoke-On-Trent ST4 8FN
    The Children and Young People at The Donna Louise Hospice in Stoke On Trent, have painted a mountain scenery using their hands, feet and wheelchairs. It displays the highs and lows of life and the many different but equally important…

    Diwali in Harrow

    Headstone Manor & Museum, Pinner View, Harrow, London, HA2 6PX
    To mark Diwali this year, Headstone Manor & Museum are delighted to share an online exhibition documenting the festival celebrated in Harrow. The online exhibition features stories from individuals and businesses based in Harrow, representing various faiths who celebrate Diwali.…

    Celebrating faith communities

    London . 17.30 – 19.15
    City Hall and Near Neighbours invite you to join us in celebrating the work of faith organisations and their response to the impact of Covid19 on Londoners' lives. Faith organisations have played a key role in supporting Londoners to cope…

    Hounslow Friends of Faith Interfaith Week Event

    Hounslow (via Zoom). 18.00 – 20.30
    Zoom meeting to celebrate Hounslow Friends of Faith's 20th anniversary. Local VIP's, past & present members and supporters invited. A History and Memories Booklet has been produced also a knitted blanket with different faith symbols.…

  • Friday 13 November

    Hinduism and its importance - a staff blog for Inter Faith Week and Diwali

    Anchor Care Homes
    Our blog posts cover a range of topics and introduce ideas from different points of view. Our bloggers share news of what is going on within Anchor Hanover as well as discussing wider issues affecting older people and retirement living.…

    Interfaith Quiz and Social

    Bristol University (online). 18.00 – 20.00
    An opportunity for students to meet a range of students from a range of backgrounds and learn about different cultures! An evening of quizzes, dialogue, and conversations! Also, your chance to meet faith and cultural societies!

  • Saturday 14 November

    A message for Inter Faith Week and Diwali

    Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire SG17 5TQ
    A message for Inter Faith Week and Diwali. https://twitter.com/letstalkcentral/status/1327570726849744898…

    Wellbeing Café

    Weston-super-Mare (online). 12.00 – 13.00
    The North Somerset BME Network is a CIO (Registered Charity No: 1162483) that has been running for over 14 years. Based in Weston-super-Mare, it supports communities in all parts of the North Somerset district. This weekly online via Zoom Wellbeing…

    Essential divinity - an event in celebration of national Interfaith Week

    Global Co-operation House , 65-69 Pound Lane, Willesden Green, London NW10 2HH. 17.00 – 18.30
    At this crucial time in our world, it is essential to recognise and connect with that which is subtle and invisible and make it visible in our daily lives. We invite you to explore, with speakers from different faiths, the…

    Dacorum Diwali celebration

    Dacorum (online). 18.00 – 20.00
    Dacorum Interfaith Network will be supporting Dacorum Indian Society for their annual Diwali event during Inter Faith Week.

    The event will be held via Microsoft Teams.

  • Sunday 15 November

    Sharing a recipe for Inter Faith Week and Diwali

    Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
    "Here at Winchester, we believe in the deliciousness of all world religions, and for Inter-Faith Week, we're happy to share a recipe that Sopida has kindly given us in celebration for Inter-Faith Week and Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights."…

    Guildford & Godalming Interfaith Forum’s annual Interfaith Service

    ZOOM Link. 15.00 – 17.00
    Our theme this year will be Mental Health in Challenging Times with speakers and devotional music from Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Muslim & Bahá'í communities via Zoom.
    Local Mayors will be attending.…

    Closing Celebration

    Medway (online). 16.00 – 18.00
    A closing celebration event for Inter Faith Week in Medway, featuring music, poetry, readings and story telling from people of different faiths and none.…

    Interfaith Service “Faith in Unusual Time”, via Zoom to mark the end of Interfaith Week in York

    York (online). 18.00 – 20.00
    Hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Involving guests and members of the York Interfaith Group. Hear from various faith groups about what this year has meant to them and how we can move forward. For more…

  • Wednesday 18 November

    Fostering Friendship meeting

    17 Park Avenue, Hove BN3 5RF (Sec). 17.00 – 18.00
    Brighton & Hove Interfaith Contact Group holds monthly online meetings to foster friendship and understanding between people of different faiths, including those of no particular religious faith. This meeting falls very close to National Inter Faith Week and we will…

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