Activities calendar (Online activities)

The calendar below shows activity information linked to Inter Faith Week 2022. Some 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.

  • Saturday 12 November

    Online training session on the benefits and methods of conducting inter faith activities

    202 North Gower Street NW1 2LY. 17.00 – 0.00
    An online training session to benefit how to conduct interfaith activities, with buest speakers Dr Sabeel Ahmed, Director Gainpeace ICNA-USA
    and Sister Ameena Blake.…

    Islam: A Story of Sanctuary

    YO30. 18.00 – 20.00
    Islam: A Story of Sanctuary, to be held on Zoom. …

    Feeding and Leading - Follow up workshop

    The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, Vauxhall, London SE11 5RR. 22.48 – 23.59
    This online session is about celebrating and encouraging people to work across difference and we use Interfaith week as a stimulus for deeper interfaith engagement. …

  • Sunday 13 November

    An Introduction to Hinduism

    ME7 . 18.00 – 19.30
    Medway Hindu Mandir are hosting a virtual 'Introduction to Hinduism' talk presented by Ajay Attra. This will be followed by a Q&A. …

  • Monday 14 November

    Faith in the Workplace

    Cancer Research UK, 2 Redman Place, London E20 1JQ
    Come along and hear how to support people of faith in your team on a team’s session. Find out what’s available right now to help you and your team, learn best practice, and ask any questions you may have to our HR specialist Jennifer Johnstone who has a wealth of experience over many years.…

    St Antony of Egypt in Baghdad

    Online. 0.00 – 0.00
    During Inter Faith Week we hosted Dr Reyhan Durmaz of the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania for a discussion on themes from her book, 'Stories between Christianity and Islam: Saints, Memory, and Cultural Exchange in Late Antiquity and Beyond'.…

    Inter Faith Week: Exhibition and Panel

    Endeavour House, IP1 2BX . 9.00 – Friday 18 November 17.00
    Suffolk County Council are taking part in Interfaith Week. We have been working in co-production with the local Multi-Faith Agency to create an exhibition display. This will include posters, artifacts, books and the board game 'Diversity'.

    We are also creating videos where people will talk a bit about their faith and this will be shared throughout the council.

    There will also be a panel talk where we will invite staff over lunchtime on 16th Nov to come to talk to people of different faiths about their religion/belief.
    We will be providing quizzes as a way of interacting with staff. …

    Inter Faith event - at the Financial Ombudsman Service

    E14 9SR. 13.00 – 14.00
    To celebrate this important week, we’re holding our own Inter Faith event, hosted by our Muslim Network, as part of our commitment to our diversity and inclusion objectives. We’ve invited all the faith networks at the organisation (including the Christian Network, the Sikh Network, the Jewish Network and the Hindu Network, and members of our Muslim Network will be hosting the event) to take part in a discussion about religion and what it means to us. Our aim is to bring together people of all faiths and beliefs and to celebrate our similarities but also to value and appreciate what makes us all different and unique.…

    The Importance and Impact of Interfaith Week

    Unity FM 93.5 - Connecting Communities programme, B1 . 16.00 – 17.00
    A radio show disussing the importance and impact of Interfaith Week with Connecting Communities with 3 guests, co-hosts, Mahmooda Qureshi and Dr Peter Rookes. Listen to show live on 93.5 FM or through the Unity FM website. …

    Holocaust Memorial Day - Stories of Faith: Victims, Survivors and Rescuers

    Zoom Meeting . 17.00 – 18.00
    This event explores the stories and experiences of different faith groups and individuals of faith during the Holocaust, Nazi persecutions and genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. While highlighting the many different individual and collective experiences of people of faith it we will also discuss why Holocaust Memorial Day is a time when all faiths come together to remember those that suffered and to think about how we can stand together against identity-based bigotry, hatred and persecution today. …

    Mindfulness and Eternity

    ME7 . 19.00 – 21.00
    An online talk on 'Mindfulness and Eternity" presented by Faran Forghani. A Q&A will follow. …

  • Tuesday 15 November

    Faith & Belief at CRUK - Staff Stories

    Cancer Research UK, 2 Redman Place, London E20 1JQ
    Hear from CRUK colleagues about what faith means to them, and what it is like to work at CRUK as a person of faith. Podcast to listen to by Iqra Choudhry.…

    Our relationship with the environment

    SW18. 12.30 – 13.30
    An online lunch and learn session to discuss how we can work together and support faith communities climate action.…

    Virtual Bring & Share Lunchtime meeting

    Wolverhampton, DY3 . 13.00 – 14.00
    You are invited to join us at our virtual Bring and Share Lunchtime meeting on Tuesday 15 November 2022 at 1.00m-2.00pm.

    Our Guest speaker will be Moya Lloyd, freelance creative producer and have been developing arts and heritage projects in the community and will talk about my work at Boundary Way Project.

    Christian-Muslim Relations: Remembering Kenneth Cragg

    Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, The Song School, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH. 14.30 – 16.00
    On the 10th anniversary of the death of Bishop Kenneth Cragg, we are hosting a panel discussion with Q&A. Cragg was an eminent scholar of Christian-Muslim relations and an original Christian thinker who read the Qur'an and Bible comparatively. He devoted his life to the interaction between Muslims and Christians as an active churchman and pastor who spent time in the Middle East. He was a prolific writer over a wide variety of genres, from academic papers to translations of Arabic texts, to poems and prayers for interfaith occasions. Cragg was also influential in bringing Islam to the general readership of the Anglican Church from the mid-twentieth century onwards.…

    Talk - After Belsen: Christian Encounters with Jews in the Aftermath of the Holocaust

    Avenue Campus, Highfield Rd, Southampton SO17 1BF. 18.00 – 19.30
    In post-war occupied Germany British and American Christians encountered Jews who had survived the years of Nazi persecution. In liberated concentration camps and Displaced Person centres, through interfaith campaigns and the immigration movement to Mandate Palestine, army chaplains, relief workers, and interfaith activists listened to survivor testimony. They witnessed the rebuilding of Jewish community life, debated their understanding of antisemitism, and advocated causes which could shape the future of Jews in Europe and elsewhere. This lecture will explore some of these unique stories of Christian-Jewish encounters in the wake of the Holocaust.…

    Norwich Inter Faith Link Zoom Meeting

    NR1. 19.00 – 21.00
    NIFL Zoom Meeting at 7pm with Harfiyah Haleem, a Trustee from the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences - the organisation which invited the Bishop of Norwich to set up the Coalition of Faiths on Climate Change which has its first meeting on the morning of that day. …

    The Lampedusa Cross

    ME1. 19.00 – 20.30
    An online talk on "The Lampedusa Cross" presented by Rev'd Canon Dr Gordon Giles. A Q&A will follow. …

    Zoom Forum: ‘Peace is not a gift from God to man, but a gift from man to himself’  (Eli Wiesel) 

    Online event. 19.30 – 21.00
    A zoom online event with speakers from a range of religion and belief traditions, followed by discussion on the theme of 'What can religious and belief traditions contribute to the search for peace within our local and global communities?'…

  • Wednesday 16 November

    Language learning in/as religious education

    Cambridge and London, CB1. 12.30 – 13.45
    Drawing on research from Luxembourg (Dr Anastasia Badder, University of Cambridge) and the UK (Dr Jo-Ann Myers, Leo Baeck College), this conversational seminar considers the significance of Hebrew learning in Jewish school settings.

    Dr Badder's case study focuses on a complementary Sunday school, while Dr Myers' began with a pluralist Jewish primary school in outer London. Exchanging their learning, this event will open up questions about the nature of progress in Progressive contexts, and the significance of language literacy as a component of community identity.
    Coordinated by the Cambridge Interfaith Programme, the event will include discussants from other traditions.…

    Caring for our Jehovah’s Witness patients

    IP3 . 12.30 – 13.30
    Join us to learn more about caring for our Jehovah's Witness patients on Teams.…

    Student Inter Faith Panel

    UJS, Amelie House, 221 Golders Green Rd, London NW11 9DQ. 14.00 – 15.00
    Tune in on Wednesday for a special event hosted by Faith & Belief Forum and The Union of Jewish Students. We'll hear from four student leaders of different faith & belief backgrounds about the role of faith at universities and their vision for promoting stronger inter faith ties on campus. …

    Equity and Equality in Islam

    ME1. 18.00 – 19.30
    An online talk on "Equity and Equality in Islam" presented by Maulana Irfan Patel and Sheikh Adber Rahman. A Q&A will follow. …

    Footsteps Birmingham Faith Community on-line map launch and demonstration

    Birmingham, B1. 19.00 – 20.00
    Followed by workshop discussion of different uses of the map, what additional features would be useful and about how the information about the 720 places of worship on the map can be kept up to date.…

    Millichap Peace Fund Lecture: Action Against Modern Slavery: The Response of the UK

    Zoom Meeting, HR4
    A talk by Prof. Gary Craig on the topic of 'action against modern slavery' looking at the response of the UK. Prof. Craig is Honorary Professor at York University, visiting Professor at Newcastle & St John’s York Universities. He was a founding member of The Wilberforce Institute, Hull, which is now a world leader in the study of modern slavery. …

    Unite!

    Zoom, LE1. 19.30 – 20.30
    An online presentation showcasing the Bahá'í perspective on the purpose of religion - including readers from a variety of faith backgrounds. "Religion should unite all hearts and cause wars and disputes to vanish from the face of the earth; it should give birth to spirituality, and bring light and life to every soul. If religion becomes a cause of dislike, hatred and division, it would be better to be without it... Any religion which is not a cause of love and unity is no religion." ('Abdu'l-Bahá)…

  • Thursday 17 November

    Faith and Mental Health Talk

    Online, E15
    An afternoon talk for staff at Mind on the 'Faith and Mental Health'. …

    Panel: What does Religious Inclusivity in the workplace really look like?

    Cancer Research UK 2 Redman Place, London E20 1JQ
    This Panel event, hosted by Simon Ledsham, will see us asking our panellists from other companies and organisations about what religious inclusivity looks like in their workplace. We will be asking why it’s important to raise awareness of faith in the workplace alongside sharing some initiatives and ideas. We are fortunate enough to have representatives from Salesforce, Fujitsu UK and Diversity Diagnostics joining us and this will be a great chance for you to listen, learn and ask questions. This is open to all staff – whether you follow a religion or not and should help us all to become better Managers, colleagues & allies.…

    Inter Faith Week Webinar and Networking Event

    Arcadis, 103 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 3AG
    Arcadis Faith Strand hosted an Inter Faith Week Webinar and Networking event which brough together speakers from different faith groups, sharing their personal journeys and insights. …

    An Inter Faith Week presentation on Sikhi and Sikhs in the Indian Army

    . 0.00 – 0.00
    A presentation on Teams, weaving together a story of Sikhi, Sikhs in the Indian Army, and stories from Sikhs in the Forces found on the streets of London.

    Online diversity conference for KS1/2 on the theme of ‘Home’

    Kirklees, HD1. 9.00 – 17.00
    An online inter faith event for primary schools. Two sessions will enable younger and older primary-aged pupils to meet local faith representatives and find out how they practice faith in their daily lives.…

    Online Talk by Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

    PL21 0PN. 18.00 – 19.00
    Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg is a regular speaker on BBC Radio 4’s Prayer for the Day. He is Rabbi of the New North London Synagogue and has taken a leading role in the development of the Masorti Movement for traditional non-fundamentalist Judaism in England. In 2008 he was appointed Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism in the UK. He is a President of the Council of Christians and Jews and a member of the Council of Imams and Rabbis. He is a co-founder of Eco-Synagogue and deeply engaged in environmental issues and is closely involved in supporting refugees. Further interests include pastoral work, hospice care, and literature, especially poetry. He teaches and speaks widely. …

    Psalms in Interfaith Contexts

    Online, OX1. 18.00 – 19.00
    Spurring Colonialism and Slavery: Protestants and Catholics United in their Use of Psalm 132

    When we think about Catholic and Protestant interpretation of Scripture during the contentious period of the 16th-17thcenturies, we have come to expect difference and conflict. Yet the reception of Psalm 132 manifests a unified interpretive stance that promotes a unified aim: colonialism and enslavement. This presentation explores the ways in which European religious and political rivals took Psalm 132 as a goad and guide to conquer new lands and peoples.…

    North Wales Interfaith Forum

    Zoom, LL11. 19.00 – 21.00
    All faith/belief representatives in North Wales and anyone interested in connecting with people of different faiths/beliefs are welcome to join Glyndwr Chaplaincy for the third annual North Wales Interfaith Forum. …

  • Friday 18 November

    Inter Faith Week Webinar

    Southern Health NHS Fdn Trust HQ, Calmore, Southampton SO40 2RZ. 15.00 – 16.00
    Trust wide all staff discussion with a cup of tea and a biscuit, for a real 'Feel Good Friday'.…

    The concept of God in my Holy Scripture

    Hounslow TW3 3RG. 18.00 – 19.00
    Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Association, Hounslow North Branch, is hosting an online interfaith event to learn about the key concept of religion - God - from Hindu, Christian and Muslim perspective. The aim of this event is to provide the opportunity to learn and have better understanding with references from the Holy scriptures of the three major religions. Women and children are welcome from all faiths or no faith. …

    An Explanatory Friday Evening Service

    ME1. 18.30 – 20.00
    Live broadcast from Chatham Memorial Synagogue of their Friday Evening Service. …

  • Saturday 19 November

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Kingston Liberal Synagogue, Rushett Rd, Long Ditton, Surrey KT7 0UX. 10.45 – 11.45
    Join us online on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. We will be joined by our friends from the Dialogue Society for our Shabbat Morning Service. We are going to hear about Noah's Pudding, the oldest desert in the world. …

    Justice and Threat of World War 3

    ME1. 19.00 – 20.30
    An online talk on 'Justice and Threat of World War 3' presented by Zafeer Zartash, Imam of the Ahmadiyya Mosque. …

  • Sunday 20 November

    International Interfaith Meeting

    Birmingham, B1. 17.30 – 18.30
    This is a monthly meeting of people interested in Interfaith dialogue with young people and young adults. It usually has participants from the UK, USA and Egypt and often other countries as well. This month we will be hearing from a young Sikh leader about their favourite Scripture and what it means to them.…

    Inter Faith Week Celebration

    ME1. 18.00 – 20.00
    A medley of presentations to celebrate Inter Faith Week. …

    Jewish-Muslim solidarity in Britain against the rise of Fascism / Nazism c1933-1942

    . 19.00 – 20.30
    Robert Kanter will explore some case studies to highlight the complexities and underlying anxieties which characterised the relations between Jews and Muslim and their solidarity in Britain against the rise of Fascism / Nazism c1933-1942.

  • Monday 21 November

    Reorienting Christian Understandings of Judaism: Insights from Biblical Scholarship

    Online, Oxford Interfaith Forum, OX1. 18.00 – 19.00
    Biblical scholarship involves seeking understanding of venerable documents by exploring their literary, socio-cultural and historical contexts in order to understand their meanings in the past and for the present. This presentation explores what it might mean for Christians to draw upon the resources of recent biblical scholarship as a catalyst for reorienting their understanding of Jewish life, past and present, in relation to their own faith. It will unfold in four sections:

    * Key developments in biblical scholarship: an argument for recalibrating how Christians
    have understood Judaism
    * Recent scholarly perspectives on the Pharisees: a case in point
    * Peering behind and beyond the scholars’ methods: new perspectives on “old” texts
    * Church life and biblical scholarship: becoming “religious-critical” interpreters of Scripture…

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