Activities calendar (Online 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 8 November

    Inter faith reflections on COP26: a Hindu/Christian conversation

    Bath. 19.30 – 21.00
    A conversation between Jasmine Khatri, Hindu Climate Action, and Rev Ian Souter, Christian Action For the Environment in Bath and North East Somerset (CAFE BANES), followed by discussion.…

  • Tuesday 9 November

    Faith at Work

    London, UK. 14.48 – 23.59
    This webinar highlights the importance of faith for some employees, why it is important to understand their beliefs and how to improve faith inclusion in your workplace.

    During this webinar we will consider:

    What…

  • Wednesday 10 November

    Faith and Environmentalism: from Justice to Action

    London, UK. 19.00 – 19.30
    An online Clubhouse event discussing themes around environmentalism and eco-[inter]faith action, faith values and stewardship, and humanitarianism and clean energy.

    Speakers: Hajar Al-Kaddo, Researcher Associate at the Humanitarian Engineering and Energy for Displacement (HEED) project at Coventry…

  • Friday 12 November

    Dharam & Diversity: A Sikh Perspective

    London, UK. 11.25 – 23.59
    An online webinar about the understanding, challenges, and opportunities about the diversity of life. With keynote speaker Dr Jasdev Rai, General Secretary of the British Sikh Consultative Forum, and Founder and Director of the Sikh Human Rights Group.…

  • Sunday 14 November

    Reflections on Key Individuals

    Belfast. 9.00 – Sunday 21 November 9.30
    Each day throughout Inter Faith Week, the Northern Ireland Interfaith Forum hosted reflections on key individuals who have contributed to inter faith understanding, such as Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.…

    One Planet, One People, One Future

    Medway, UK. 18.00 – 19.30
    A virtual meeting on the topic of 'One Planet, One People, One Future', hosted by Medway Inter Faith Action (MIFA).…

    The Faith Response to COP26

    Sunderland, UK. 18.00 – 19.00
    An online meeting discussing faith responses to COP26, which contributions from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Quaker perspectives.…

    The languages of Manchester’s Muslims and Jews

    Manchester, UK. 19.00 – 21.00
    Greater Manchester’s Muslims and Jews have a very wide range of languages as either their first or second language.

    Yaron Matras, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester and Honorary Professor at the Aston Institute…

  • Monday 15 November

    All In Good Faith

    23 Portland Pl, London W1B 1PZ
    As Part of Inter Faith Week, the Nursing and Midwifery Council held a special webinar entitled #AllInGoodFaith.
    This was the first time the NMC held an event during Inter Faith Week. It was hosted by Anthony Robinson, Assistant…

    Building Resilience and Understanding Sheffield’s Faith Communities

    Sheffield, UK. 18.00 – 19.30
    This event will explore and showcase how a diverse range of faith communities in Sheffield have provided a wide range of support for a variety of communities throughout the peak of pandemic to present day.…

    ‘Loving Kindness in an Uncertain World’ - A Buddhist Approach

    York Buddhist Centre, 38 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ. 19.00 – 21.00
    We are living in turbulent times and, more than ever, we need to practise loving kindness towards ourselves and others. Join York Buddhist Network for this event.…

    Physical Wellbeing and Faith-Based support in Birmingham

    Birmingham, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    As part of a series of consultations, Health Commissioners at Birmingham City Council share their work supporting physical health in faith communities and hear contributions from faith communities on best practice for physical wellbeing, community needs and areas where public…

    Celebration of Inter Faith Week and United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26).

    Crawley, UK. 19.30 – 20.30
    Local faith community representatives invited to present a brief statement which sums up their belief / interest regarding the environmental problems throughout the World that result from changes in local climates caused by Global Warming, together with one practical suggestion…

    Ask Me Anything

    London, SE1 9SG. 19.30 – 21.00
    Jodie, Jewish Enrichment and Engagement sabbatical officer, and Zaynab, Project Manager at Standup UK, are sitting down together to ask each other any questions they have about each other's faith, practices, beliefs, and everything in between. They will also be…

  • Tuesday 16 November

    Craft Activities

    Wakefield, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    YPO posted a video demonstrating three craft activities for schools to use to create conversations and teach children about different beliefs and cultures.…

    Partnership working

    Lancashire, UK. 10.30 – 12.00
    Briefing / discussion around partnership working with local authority and health sector colleagues, aimed at Lancashire faith leaders - building on meetings that have been held over the past year. Will include: implications of changes to the Lancashire health infrastructure;…

    Inter Faith Week Chat about your experiences of religion in health and social care

    Solihull, UK. 10.30 – 11.00
    Come and join us for an informal online chat about your experiences of religion in health and social care in Solihull. …

    Free Online Talk with Tameer and Gherado

    St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX. 11.00 – 12.30
    Join a discussion on 'Human Development from an Islamic perspective: the work of Emardev and its inter faith dimension'.…

    Faith Places of Sanctuary Workshop

    Birmingham, UK. 12.00 – 13.15
    This workshop is designed for places of worship exploring what is involved in becoming a Faith Place of Sanctuary. We will hear about schools and a church that have become Places of Sanctuary. We will also hear from a mosque…

    Free Online Talk

    St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX. 13.00 – 13.45
    A free online talk on the topic 'My failed mission to find God - and what I found instead'.…

    Bring and Share Lunch

    Wolverhampton, UK. 13.00 – 14.00
    A bring and share lunch with Interfaith Wolverhampton. Guest speaker Emma Peters, Engagement and Communication Officer and the Clinical Commissioning Group for Wolverhampton, speaking about the engagement that they do as a CCG and ways to get involved with them.…

    Seminar: Jewish-Muslim alliances combating Antisemitism and Islamophobia

    Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, CB3 9BS. 14.15 – 16.00
    Cambridge Interfaith Programme welcomes Derviş Hızarcı, Program Director at the Berlin-based Alfred Landecker Foundation, for this UK Interfaith Week addition to our Interreligious Relations seminar series. Seminars are livestreamed from the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.

    The Inter Faith Communities Responsibility to Tackle Domestic Abuse - Online Webinar

    London, UK. 15.00 – 16.00
    For this year's Inter Faith Week and to launch Faith Against Domestic Abuse Awareness Week (22-26 November), Faiths Forum for London are hosting an online webinar to discuss faith communities' responsibility in tackling domestic abuse.

    Speakers include:

    Fostering Inclusivity in Your School with The Faith & Belief Forum

    Star House, 104 Grafton Rd, London NW5 4BA
    Join F&BF; for an engaging CPD webinar introducing and modelling activities from our programmes, designed to support your school’s Years 4-9. RE/PSHE/Citizenship/RSE offer.

    Aim: To provide an overview of the multi-layered education programmes that F&BF; is…

    3 Takes 1 Story

    Birmingham, B32 3NT. 16.30 – 17.30
    Hear from leaders and editors in faith-based journalism talking about the opportunities and challenges on reporting about their community, for their community and within their community.…

    Women’s Health and Wellbeing in Birmingham Faith Communities

    Birmingham, UK. 17.00 – 18.30
    Health Commissioners at Birmingham City Council invite you to share how we can collectively improve women’s health and wellbeing, share areas where support is needed and good practice from different faith communities, as well as areas in which BCC can…

    Parkes Institute Inter Faith Lecture

    Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton, Highfield Road, Southampton, SO17 1BF. 18.00 – 19.30
    Drawing on her anthropological work with initiatives in Muslim-Jewish dialogue in the UK, Yulia Egorova will talk about how the participants in these initiatives conceptualise the commonalities and particularities of their communities’ experiences. In this presentation and in conversation with…

    Mental Wellbeing and Faith-Centred Support in Birmingham

    Birmingham, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    As part of a series of consultations, Health Commissioners at Birmingham City Council share their work supporting mental health & wellbeing in faith communities and hear contributions from faith communities on best practice for mental wellbeing, community needs and areas…

    Abdul’-Baha, Champion of Universal Peace

    Medway, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    A talk on Abdul'-Baha, presented by Luz Moshtael and Hugh Hawkins.…

    Workshop - ‘The Role of Faith Within Healing’

    St Joseph's Church Hall, Braccan Walk, Bracknell, RG12 1HA. 19.15 – 21.00
    A talk on the role of faith in healing.

    Programme:
    19:15: Refreshments
    19:30 Introduction
    19:35: Speaker (Christian)
    19:48: Speaker (Baha'i)
    20:00: Speaker (Hindu)
    20:12: Breather
    20:17: Speaker (Sikh)
    20:30:…

    Making War, Keeping Faith:  Poetic Reflections on War and Religion -  with Dr Mary Brewer   Online Event

    Leicester. 19.30 – 21.00
    This workshop will offer participants the change to gain insight into how those who have experienced war (either in combat or on the home front) have used poetry to explore the role of religion and the place of faith in…

  • Wednesday 17 November

    Many Hands Many Faiths Workshop

    The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG. 0.00 – 0.00
    The New Art Gallery Walsall have uploaded a video workshop to their YouTube channel, showing how to create a banner displaying hand gestures from different religious and spiritual moments, such as prayer.

    Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G4Ryyp14xE…

    Celebration of the life of Abdul-Bahá Servant of Mankind and Head of the Bahá‘i Faith from 1892 - 1921

    Fermanagh and Omagh. 10.00 – 11.30
    Free online talk by Carmel Irandoust, ex Secretary General of the Bahá'i International Community of the Holy Land, followed by a film screening of Abdul-Bahá 's life.…

    Baha’i Meditation & Prayers

    York, UK. 11.00 – 12.30
    Baha'i meditation and prayers on a theme of 'Love and Unity - the purpose of all religions'. Includes meditation, prayers and readings followed by discussions.…

    NCS x Faith & Belief Forum Panel Discussion

    London, UK. 14.00 – 15.30
    How do we create programmes that are inclusive, navigate questions about diversity and support young people from faith/belief backgrounds? The panel will discuss and share professional and personal reflections of navigating faith/belief (including non-religious beliefs) in a variety of settings…

    Webinar on proposed reforms to weddings law

    . 17.00 – 18.00
    A discussion of proposed reforms to weddings law and their impact on faith based communities. Hosted by Nazia Rashid.…

    Assisted Dying: eugenics, euthanasia, and medicine

    Newman House, 111 Gower Street, London WC1E 6AR. 17.00 – 18.30
    Assisted Dying: eugenics, euthanasia, and medicine. An event for Interfaith Week on what is not just a faith issue. With Rabbi Moshe Freedman, Professor David Katz, Professor David Albert Jones, the Revd Dr Philip Miller, Mohamed Omer, and Prof Daniel…

    Fostering Friendship Workshop

    Brighton, UK. 18.00 – 19.30
    The theme of this meeting will be “talking about dying”, and it's a follow-up to the Service of Compassion last month. There will be input from a variety of experts on death and also death support including a facilitator of…

    Activism and Intersectionality

    Oxford, UK. 18.00 – 19.00
    An online talk with journalist and campaigner Shaista Aziz, co-hosted by the Multifaith Chaplaincy with Oxford Human Rights Festival and the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP).…

    Uniting the World to Tackle Climate Change; What can COP26 teach us?

    Preston, UK (online). 18.30 – 20.30
    Presentation & Discussion.
    Ian Holland – Advisor to the UN and member of the Baha’i Community. On Zoom. (See below for ID & Passcode)…

    Inter Faith Week webinar: Momentum for Change

    . 18.45 – 20.15
    A webinar for Interfaith week - Dr Alan Race, ‘Momentum for Change in the Christian Understanding of its place in a World of Many Religions.’ Alan is an Anglican priest and Chair of the World Congress of Faiths. He has…

    Forbidden Food in our Faith

    Havering Synagogue, 25 Eastern Road, Romford, RM1 3FA. 19.00 – 20.30
    A talk on 'forbidden food in our faith', with faith perspectives from: Sidra Naeem (Muslim Chaplain); Linda Cain (Christian Speaker); Rabbi Lee Sunderland (Jewish Representative); Lakhvir Singh (Sikh Representative), Deepak Sharma (Hindu Guest); John Lesker (Baha'i Representative).…

    Climate Change Talk

    Medway, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    A talk on faith and climate change with the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.…

    Norwich Interfaith November Meeting

    Norwich, UK. 19.30 – 21.00
    Shan Barclay, a longstanding member of Norwich Interfaith Link from the Muslim community, will explain the significance of Zakat as one of the 5 pillars of Islam.…

  • Thursday 18 November

    Inter Faith Meditation and Mantras

    York Unitarian Chapel, 31 St. Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ. 11.00 – 12.00
    An in-person and virtual meditation session hosted by York Unitarians.…

    Trustee Duties and Security for Places of Worship

    London. 12.00 – 13.15
    The Charity Commission for England and Wales and the SAFE Programme by the Community Security Trust (CST) welcome you to a Security Awareness webinar for faith charities, in particular Places of Worship.
    The Charity Commission will introduce trustee duties…

    Why Faith Matters in the CPS? Faith Awareness Training Taster Session

    London, UK. 12.00 – 13.30
    An introductory workshop discussing: The importance of faith; Faith in the workplace' Relevance of faith literacy to the Crown Prosecution Service and Criminal Justice System

    Panellists include: Mustufa Field (Directory of Faiths Forum for London); Ifath Nawaz…

    Free In-Person and Online Talk: ‘The Misconceptions of Faiths’

    St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX. 12.30 – 14.00
    Live panel and audience Q&A with Samuel Massiah, Ahmed El Hana, Cynthia Harper, Mandhir Gill, Mary Mihovilovic, and Usama Hasan, discussing the various misconceptions of faith that we all have.…

    2021 North Wales Inter Faith Forum

    Wrexham Glyndŵr University, Mold Rd, Wrexham, LL11 2AW. 13.00 – 15.00
    For faith/belief representatives in North Wales, or those who are interested in talking to people of different faiths and beliefs, and finding out more about inter faith projects.

    WGU Humanist Chaplain and N.E. Wales Regional Cohesion…

    Bereavement and Grief - Support Through Faith Communities

    London, UK. 13.00 – 14.30
    A look into how organisations and faith communities support individuals experiencing bereavement and grief.

    Programme:
    13:00-13:40 - The work of bereavement and grief organisations. Speakers: Ansa Eisa Ahmed (Hope Bereavement Support); Trisha Curtis (Jewish Bereavement Counselling…

    Inter Faith and Belief Webinar

    King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS. 14.00 – 15.30
    The multi faith and belief chaplaincy team at King's College Hospital NHS Trust has been working with the Trust's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team to explore setting up an inter faith and belief network in the Trust.

    Faith Communities and the London Recovery Programme

    London, UK. 15.00 – 16.30
    A dialogue about how faith groups can play a vital role in London's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.…

    ‘Unitarian - What’s That?’

    YORK UNITARIAN CHAPEL, 31 ST. SAVIOURGATE, YORK, YO1 8NQ. 18.00 – 19.30
    Reverend Stephanie Bisby talks about what being a Unitarian is all about and leads discussions.…

    Faith in the LGBT+ Community

    London, UK. 18.00 – 19.30
    A webinar discussion surrounding the intersection of faith and LGBT+ identity, and looking at interpretations of religious texts that include LGBT+ persons of faith. We will be asking big questions around faith and the journey through rejection and reconciliation.…

    My Heart is in the East Storytelling & Poetry Workshop

    N7 9RB. 19.00 – 20.30
    Using interfaith issues in the MHiitE play (which is set in the Arab/Jewish/Christian world of 10th Century Cordoba) as a jumping off place, participants will receive inspiration, tools, writing time. There will be short performed poetic segments from the play,…

    Faiths Together in Croydon Celebrates Interfaith Week

    Croydon, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    Faiths Together in Croydon's first AGM as we move from being Council funded to becoming a ratified group. Join to give your views, ratify the constitution, and appoint officers for FTiC, and to celebrate Inter Faith Week. Will include speakers…

    COP26: Better Late Than Never

    Medway, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    A talk on faith and the COP26 climate change conference, with speaker Dr Kulwant Jhita Sing.…

    Atheism and Theism debate

    Preston, UK (online). 19.00 – 21.00
    Philosophy in Pubs Southport Group representative speaks for atheism and Malcolm Craig, Preston Bahá’í community speaks for Theism. Contact. Malcolm Craig https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81950922747?pwd=RE1pL2ZQbUpHa1dETzNnc0xYWkJqUT09 Meeting ID: 819 5092 2747 Passcode: 003637…

    Talk by Director of Research, Woolf Institute, Cambridge: Research, diversity and religion

    Our Lady Immaculate & St Andrew Catholic Church, Nightingale Road, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1QS. 19.30 – 21.00
    This talks forms part of NHIFF's AGM, to be held in person in Hitchin and online, with the lead researcher of the UK's largest diversity survey.

    Questions to be discussed:
    How religiously diverse are we?

    Climate Change - COP26

    Welwyn Hatfield, UK. 20.00 – 21.15
    Keynote Speaker David Williams will discuss Pope Francis's Laudato Si for the Care of our Common Home, the Earth.…

  • Friday 19 November

    Inter Faith Invitation Weekend

    London, UK
    Following on from the success of our invitation weekend in November 2020, we propose to run a similar event this year as part of the national Inter Faith Week celebrations.

    Friday 19th November (12:15pm): Al-Emaan Centre (Keston…

    Virtual Buddhist Meditation Session

    7 and 8 Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AP. 11.00 – 11.45
    A virtual Buddhist Meditation Session which will be led by Adam Bowley from the Jamyang Buddhist Centre in Leeds. The session introduces a method for developing calm abiding meditation using methods, relaxation, stability and clarity. …

    Explore Interfaith through Art

    London, UK. 18.30 – 19.30
    Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Association, Hounslow North Branch is hosting a light session using art to explore: "What does Inter Faith mean to you?"
    Feel free to send us your posters, paintings, any creative art or even a piece of…

    Rally of Hope

    Swindon, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    Join the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification for a short film and information evening.…

  • Saturday 20 November

    Online Inter Faith Retreat Day

    The White Eagle Lodge, Liss Forest, Rake, Hampshire, GU33 7HY. 10.00 – 17.00
    An online Inter Faith Retreat Day led by Jenny Miller (Interfaith Minister) and Anna Hayward (Minister, White Eagle Lodge), exploring how the Universal Spirit lies at the heart of all religions, and how the Ancient Wisdom of the spiritual light…

    Religious Founders Day

    LE2 3EQ. 18.00 – 20.00
    The Muslim Community in Leicester is arranging this seminar and has invited representatives from different religions. The speakers will be speaking on the topic "Love Thy Neighbour". …

    Faith and Environment

    Medway, UK. 18.00 – 19.30
    A talk by Rev Nathan Ward, Kayleigh Ward, and Liz O'Hanlon.…

    Opening Ourselves to Joy and Compassion

    London, UK. 18.00 – 19.00
    Showcasing a video collaboration with the World Congress of Faiths, called 'Opening Ourselves to Love and Compassion'; first presented to the Parliament of World Religions Virtual Conference in October 2021. An opportunity to hear from speakers from different faiths, sharing…

    Religious Founders Day - ‘Love Thy Neighbour’

    Leicester, UK. 18.00 – 19.30
    A religious founders day on the theme of 'Love They Neighbour' with speakers from various religious groups, streamed live on YouTube.…

  • Monday 22 November

    Caring for the environment, and our home, Mother Earth - Reflections on COP 26 from our different faith traditions, and the way forward

    Birmingham, UK. 19.30 – 21.00
    Interfaith readings, reflections from our faith traditions on COP 26, and care for the environment. Sharing from the floor.…

  • Thursday 25 November

    Let Earth Breathe, Plant Trees, Restore Biodiversity

    Ware, UK. 18.00 – 19.30
    Join an online event with both faith-based and scientifically minded speakers. The event will run as part of the 'Let Earth Breathe, Plant Trees' project. Expect to hear from speakers about the relationship that gender, faith and science have to…

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