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.…

  • 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…

  • Thursday 11 November

    Myth Busting: Islam

    20 Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BT. 12.00 – 14.00
    A 'myth busting session' with the Department for Education Interfaith Network, for colleagues who may be uncertain or curious about Islam and would like to learn more about the religion and the impact Islamophobia has on Muslim people in the…

  • 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

    What faith can offer a secular society

    Hope Church, Villa Road, Luton LU2 7NT
    Inter Faith Week interview with the founders of Faiths Against Child Sexual Exploitation (FACES). FACES is Luton based Christian and Muslim partnership that’s been working to strengthen resilience in faith communities and enhance child sexual exploitation awareness since 2016.…

    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.…

    My Faith Journey - Atheist - Buddhist - Christian

    Preston, UK (online). 18.30 – 20.30
    This activity takes place via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3232750271?pwd=dGwxY1RoK2htNlI4c1NBYUs5NStpdz09 ZOOM ID 323 275 0271 Passcode 123321 …

    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…

    Faith Panel Event: Faith Leaders Challenging Misconceptions about their Faith Traditions

    7 and 8 Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 4AP. 11.00 – 12.30
    Panelists will discuss misconceptions of their faith tradition (past and present), why there is a need to challenge stereotypical viewpoints (fact vs. fiction), and what their faith means to them.…

    The importance of Interfaith dialogue to promote respect and diversity and develop a more cohesive society - a discussion

    University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB. 12.00 – 13.00
    The Equality Office is hosting an event together with the Chaplaincy, to discuss the ‘importance of Interfaith Dialogue to promote respect and diversity and develop a more cohesive society’.…

    Inter Faith Week panel - faith in the workplace

    Department for Health and Social Care. 13.00 – 13.45
    In celebration of Inter Faith Week, we will be joined by colleagues who will share their personal reflections on their approach to daily life from a religious perspective and how religion impacts colleagues in the workplace. We will also be…

    Chanting, prayers and inter faith discussion on theme of altruism

    London Buddhist Vihara, The Avenue Bedford Park, London W4 1UD . 16.00 – 18.00
    As part of UK's Interfaith Week, the London Buddhist Vihara organised a session of Interfaith Chantings,Prayers and Blessings. This year's theme was "Altruism in each religion". Head of the London Buddhist Vihara and the Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain…

    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…

    LGBT+ Faith Gathering

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 8PP. 19.00 – 20.00
    We invite all LGBT+ people of faith to this virtual gathering to share, connect, and make friends. The gathering will be confidential and a safe space for all to be their true selves. We will have an opportunity to introduce…

    ‘Human Flourishing: Living Well in Challenging Times - a personal faith perspective

    County Durham, UK. 19.30 – 21.00
    Individuals from different faith traditions and belief systems will share their personal understanding of what it means to flourish as a human being, and how their beliefs and experiences have influenced their understanding and their ability to be resilient in…

    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…

    Virtual celebration of Inter Faith Week

    Harrow, UK. 19.30 – 21.00
    An Inter Faith Week Zoom celebration with Chair and other members of Harrow Interfaith and invited guests. With inputs from 9 faiths and words from the Mayor of Harrow and the Executive Director of the Inter Faith Network for the…

  • Tuesday 16 November

    Readings on the Theme of Freedom

    Kendal, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    South Lakeland Interfaith Forum committee Zoom event of readings on the theme of freedom.…

    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. …

    Faith Leaders Meeting - Lancashire Forum of Faiths

    Preston, UK (online). 10.30 – 12.00
    Contact. Peter Lumsden for joining details…

    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'.…

    Inter Faith Week ‘Get-Together’

    CB10 1BP. 12.15 – 13.30
    A 'get-together' for inter faith dialogue and discussion.…

    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.

    ENGAGE Network Launch Event

    London. 16.30 – 18.00
    Join the Faith & Belief Forum on Inter faith Week for the launch of our ENGAGE network and help us shape a better future for young people of faith in London. This network is for organisations who already work with,…

    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…

    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

    Inter Faith Week at ICIS

    Surrey, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    Employees at ICIS attended a Zoom event with the Religion ERG, which included discussions about different faiths and a quiz.…

    Rooots Diversity Quiz

    Leeds, UK. 11.00 – 12.00
    Join the Rooots team and take part in their Diversity Quiz to celebrate Inter Faith Week.

    The team have written a quiz about 6 different religions. This is your chance to learn more about different faiths.

    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.…

    Challenges with Equality and Diversity within Sport and Places of Worship

    7 and 8 Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AP. 11.00 – 12.00
    Our presenters will discuss Equality and Diversity issues faced within Sport and within places of Worship and the steps taken to tackle them.…

    Scriptural Reasoning Session “Ecology and the Environment across Faiths”

    Platform Housing Group Ltd, 1700 Solihull Parkway, Birmingham B37 7YD
    To mark the Inter Faith Week (November 14th - 21st November) we are inviting colleagues along to a lunchtime Scriptural Reasoning Session.

    Our chosen theme is "Ecology and Environment across Faiths".

    All colleagues,…

    Inter Faith Week Event

    Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF10 3AT. 14.00 – 15.00
    Join our BAME Wellbeing Champions – Isadora, Shivika and Jeevan - to increase awareness of the different and distinct faith communities amongst Cardiff University students, celebrating and building on the contribution which they make to the University and the wider…

    ‘Open Day’ online session

    Bolton Interfaith Council, Bolton Hub Bold Street, Bolton BL1. 14.00 – 15.30
    A chance to meet Bolton Interfaith Council members and to share news and ideas about current and future faith and inter faith concerns.…

    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…

    Faith in success

    . 15.00 – 16.00
    The Sikh Society will be engaging in Interfaith Week dialogue. The Sikh teachings in the Guru Granth Sahib Ji promote understanding that no one way has the monopoly on the truth. The conversation will focus on how faith values and…

    Speed-faithing

    Newman University, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham B32 3NT . 17.00 – 18.00
    For #InterFaithWeek, Newman Chaplaincy and Newman Islamic Society invite Newman students and staff of all faith and no faith to join them for an hour of fast-paced conversation around #faith on Zoom. Email to book your place.…

    Interfaith Week at Westminster: Dis/obedience to the Earth

    University of Westminster Regent Street Campus, 309 Regent St, London W1B 2HT. 17.30 – 19.30
    A Themed Interactive Discussion Event (TIDE), hosted by the University of Westminster’s Interfaith Advice team, featuring a panel of speakers responding to the question: What works, and what doesn’t work, in raising awareness of the climate crisis in your faith…

    What does ‘Light’ Mean to You Spiritually?

    Faith and Reflection Centre, Nuffield Theatre Cafe, Building 6, University Road, SO17 1TR Southampton, UK. 18.30 – 20.00
    While we remain faithful to Quaker insights we really value the wisdom of others’ Faith, Philosophy and Spirituality and are willing to learn from them. We invite everyone: Faith Advisors and Students from all backgrounds - to tell us about…

    The Common Good

    Lancashire. 19.00 – 20.00
    An open discussion around the concept of the common good. Exploring the values that we bring to our relationships with people from other faith backgrounds and so to better understand the values that we share with those from other faith…

  • Thursday 18 November

    Special Togetherness

    Northwood, London, UK
    Northwood United Synagogue held an inter faith Zoom event on 'Special Togetherness', with speaker Jonathan Powell, and the chief executive of Mitzvah Day. This was to mark both Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day.…

    Inter-Faith Group ‘Coffee-Morning’ (IF Week’21)

    Colchester, CO3 3WG. 11.30 – 13.00
    An Inter Faith coffee morning, taking place over Zoom.


    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…

    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…

    Interfaith Inter-Lockdown Quilt

    York Unitarian Chapel, 31 St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ. 14.00 – 16.00
    View the special quilt created by members and friends of the York Interfaith Group during the pandemic. This is an in-person and virtual event, giving you a chance to view the patches and hear all about them.…

    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.…

    Meeting of Faith Leaders and Public Sector Representatives

    47 High Town Road, Luton, Beds, LU2 0BW. 17.30 – 19.00
    Meeting of Faith Leaders and Public Sector Representatives.…

    Lecture & Discussion lead by a Buddhist Scholar

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 8PP. 18.00 – 19.30
    Buddhist Perspective: A lecture on Daisaku Ikeda’s annual Peace Proposal to the United Nations (2021 Peace Proposal – Value Creation in a Time of Crisis)’
    Speaker: “Robert Harrap General Director of Soka Gakkai International (SGI-UK).

    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.…

    Interfaith Health and Wellbeing Event

    Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston LE18 2DR. 18.00 – 19.15
    Join us, faith leaders, faith-based groups and organisations in a conversation about the role that we can play to challenge health inequalities across the Oadby and Wigston borough. …

    LGBTQ+ Interfaith Social for National Interfaith Week

    London, UK. 18.30 – 19.30
    In honour of National Interfaith Week 2021, the Faith & Belief Forum are hosting an informal online space for LGBTQ+ people and allies of different faiths, religions, and non-religious beliefs, to celebrate together.

    You can expect icebreakers,…

    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,…

    One World of Our Faiths

    Cardiff, UK. 19.00 – 20.15
    An evening of music, readings and personal experience to celebrate Inter Faith Week.…

    Fishbowl - The Religious Edition

    Birmingham, B32 3NT. 19.00 – 20.00
    Three friends from different religions will sit down together over Zoom to discuss everything from whether they could practice their religion in space, to holidays, and everything in between.…

    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…

    Inter Faith Week 2021 Online webinar - celebrating interfaith organisations within our communities

    Vicarage Road Stadium, Vicarage Rd, Watford, WD18 0ER. 19.00 – 23.59
    Webinar with One Vision CEO Enoch Kanagaraj, Alan Lau of the Frank Soo Foundation, and David Messenger, EDI and Disability Access Officer, Watford FC.…

  • 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…

    ‘Mary/Maryam: Gender and Piety in Catholic and Islamic Traditions’

    London, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    A talk with Christian Muslim Forum on the topic of 'Mary/Maryam: Gender and Piety in Catholic and Islamic traditions".…

    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…

  • 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…

    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…

    Open Discussion Evening

    Medway, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    An opportunity for everyone to share stories and take part and discuss how we can further strengthen the bon between people of all faiths and none.…

  • Sunday 21 November

    Actions not Words: what can Birmingham do after the Climate Conference?

    Carrs Lane Church, Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX. 14.30 – 17.15
    Speakers and small group discussions to follow up on the COP26 conference and consider our contribution in our faith communities.…

  • 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.…

  • Wednesday 24 November

    Repairing the World - Zoom Forum

    Canterbury, UK. 19.30 – 21.00

    In Jewish teaching, any act of social justice by adult, child, student, artist, industrialist or environmentalist is seen as 'tikkun olam', a contribution to repairing the world.

    Our Forum (on zoom) will include speakers from…

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