. 19.00 – 21.00
The UKIYN EcoPeace Cafe is an online educational platform launched by The Religions for Peace UK Interfaith Youth Network.
It aims to empower young people to take eco-social and peacebuilding actions within and outside their faith communities. The platform offers action-based training and community building to equip, support, and empower young individuals to become skilled facilitators and agents of change.
Sarah Oliver hosted a training session on 1st of November focused on "Building a Community," where youth learnt strategies to establish a supportive community that takes positive action.…
Activities calendar (Online activities)
The calendar below shows activity information linked to Inter Faith Week 2023. Some activities this year will take place virtually, and an icon identifies these on the list below. You can also filter online/ in-person activities using the controls above.
Wednesday 1 November
. 19.00 – 21.00
Sunday 12 November
Henrietta House London W1G 0NB
The Women's Network conference at CBRE UK will include a panel discussion on Women of Faith. Discussions will focus on creating inclusive environments, dedicated faith spaces and inclusive social events.…
Monday 13 November
Birmingham. 10.00 – 11.30
This will be a virtual event on Zoom for members of the U3A (University of the Third Age) nationally and faith participants in Birmingham. Three people with experience of inter faith events will discuss their perspectives.…
. 18.30 – 20.00
Religions have different origins, developmental pathways, belief systems, and spiritualities. Yet there remains the possibility of a family resemblance between them. The tension, or ambiguity, inherent in the dynamic of ‘particularity in relation to universality’ is explored, argued over, and negotiated through interreligious dialogue. This talk ties the reality of religious experience to the demands and outcomes of interreligious dialogue. The speaker is Revd Canon Dr Alan Race who is Chair of the World Congress of Faiths and the editor of its journal ‘Interreligious Insight’. He is a retired Anglican priest-theologian, and the author of books and articles on the themes of theology of religions and interreligious dialogue. …
Medway. 19.00 – 20.30
Kent Muslim Welfare Association are hosting an online talk by Maulana Irfan Patel on the concept of justice in Islam.…
Gurdwara Guru Ravidass Sabha, Guru Ravidass Lane, Bedford MK50 1ED. 19.30 – 21.00
An exploration into the health needs of the local community with faith and community leaders and members of faith communities and community groups. Hosted by Bedford Council of Faiths and facilitated by BLMK Care Board. Free to attend but please register if you can. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for link.
Nominated attendees will pull together responses and start the ball rolling with feedback on the Denny Report
Tuesday 14 November
Various schools. South Gloucestershire local authority.
An online RE day for schools. Pupils will play the 'beyond belief' and 'would you rather' game before watching video interviews with representatives of different local faith communities. The representatives will talk about their faith perspective and how it makes them feel about environmental issues. Pupils will then explore similarities and differences between different religious perspectives further in class and contribute to a whole school Inter Faith Week craft project.…
Online meeting. Based from CB9 8AX (Haverhill, SW Suffolk).
Online 'Coffee Morning' discussion, via Zoom. We use https://www.interfaith.org.uk/resources/religious-festivals as a guide for festivals. E.g. this week is...
"12 (Sunday) to 19 (Sunday) November INTER FAITH WEEK
Beginning on Remembrance Sunday and running until the following Sunday each year, Inter Faith week seeks to strengthen good inter-faith relations, increase awareness of the different and distinct faith communities in the UK, and increase understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs. Visit www.interfaithweek.org for more.
15 November (Wednesday) SHICHI-GO-SAN (Seven-Five-Three) Japanese
Girls of seven, boys of five and girls of three are dressed up in new clothes and taken to a Shinto shrine to pray for their future well-being."…
CB10 1BP. 11.30 – 13.00
Zoom Meeting https://us05web.zoom.us/j/89553237109
Meeting ID: 895 5323 7109
Start time is usually 12:15pm. But, is 11:30am if anyone requests.
15 Portland Square, St Paul's, Bristol BS2 8SJ. 12.00 – 13.00
A roundtable discussion on the rise of Religious Hate Crime across the UK. How to identify it, report it and how to support the victims of it. …
Honeysuckle room at The Open Learning Centre, Rectory Lane, Bracknell, RG12 7GR. 18.30 – 21.00
Hybrid event with presentations on 'How do we learn about faith?' by 6 speakers from different faith groups. How faith is taught, learned and nurtured. Speakers from Baha’i, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh groups will address the topic from their perspective.
. 19.00 – 21.00
The UKIYN EcoPeace Cafe is an online educational platform launched by the Religions for Peace UK Interfaith Youth Network. It aims to empower young people to take eco-social and peacebuilding actions within and outside their faith communities. The platform offers action-based training and community building to equip, support, and empower young individuals to become skilled facilitators and agents of change.
Join us on November 14th for a special training session led by Greshma Pious Raju. This training will cover key factors when planning and designing community-based projects. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge and skills to manage and execute community-level projects successfully.…
. 19.00 – 21.00
A chance to prepare for input to a meeting being held by the Religion and Media Centre at Norwich Cathedral on 30 November on Creating Connections: Religion and the Media. At that event there will be meeting with journalists to find out about what kind of stories mainstream media is looking for: 'the weird and controversial?', 'human interest'?, 'out of the ordinary?', "not dog bites man but man bites dog"?, not 'feel-good stories about volunteers doing good things'? If so, is that likely to appeal to how religious groups - is it how they would want to appear? Helen Baldry, who regularly reports on Christian groups in Norfolk, will help us discuss what sort of stories from religions can appeal, without distorting how people perceive religious people and practices. Join us to give us your views, share your stories, then we can go together better prepared to the event on 30 November.…
Wednesday 15 November
An Inter Faith Week celebration: Putting the spotlight on inter faith activism - a webinar for schools
The Faith & Belief Forum has worked for over 20 years to build good relations between people of all faiths and beliefs, and to create a society where difference is celebrated. We are offering secondary schools across the UK an exciting webinar designed especially for Inter Faith Week, using our unique methodology. The Webinar will allow pupils to hear from a diverse group of speakers who will present, reflect on and discuss their own personal experiences of interfaith activism and social action, as well as how their own faith and belief has influenced them on this path. There will also be opportunity to ask questions. This session will empower young people to:
Celebrate Inter Faith Week and understand the importance of collective community action, building bridges and paths to understanding
Understand the intersectionality of identity through the use of personal stories
See effective interfaith dialogue modelled
Reflect on their own experiences in relation to this topic
Challenge assumptions and stereotypes
Increase their religious literacy, empathy and skills for dialogue…
York University Campus, York
Student representatives from faith societies come together to discuss how ‘Being a Good Neighbour’ is reflected in their faith traditions. …
SS9 1JP. 9.15 – 10.30
The Faith and Belief Forum will be holding a national webinar for secondary schools for Inter Faith Week. The event will focus on the topic of inter faith activism and will include the sharing of personal stories, discussion and Q&A with students.
Speakers of different faiths will share their experiences of their faith and activism, highlighting the amazing work that the inter faith community does across many areas.
It will be a great opportunity for the young people to be inspired and learn more about the importance of inter faith and community action.…
Zoom. 10.30 – 11.30
Prayer and Meditation session via zoom organised by the York Baha'is with the title ‘The Tabernacle of Unity’. …
ME15 9TG. 19.15 – 21.00
In these times of conflict around the world, and to mark National InterFaith Week (12-19 November), the Maidstone Inter-Faith Network is holding an online gathering on Wednesday 15 November to share prayers and reflections about peace. The meeting will start at 7.15 for 7.30pm. You are warmly invited to join us. We will share some prayers for peace from different faiths and invite everyone to share any prayers and thoughts on this important topic. There’s no need to book in advance, just come along and join us! The Zoom link for the meeting is https://zoom.us/j/89599580485
Building Bridges, Preston PR2 8DB. 19.30 – 21.00
A debate on Zoom about Faith, Crime and Punishment with Andrew Pratt, Rev Calum Crombie and Penny Craig. …
. 19.30 – 20.30
Online discussion. Why is it important for people from different faiths to meet together – and when we do – what should we be doing? Join us for a conversation with Alex Raikes, SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality) Director; Rev Marcus Braybrooke, President of the World Congress of Faiths; Rev Narinder Tegally, Interfaith Advisor to the Bishop of Bath and Wells; Farzana Saker, formerly executive member of Bristol Multi-Faith Forum and West Wiltshire Multi-Faith Forum; Jane O'Hara, executive member of Bath Interfaith Group and Jake Colman from the Jewish Community.
Thursday 16 November
As part of its Inter Faith Week celebrations, the Health Research Authority (HRA) has organised a talk by Suraiya Rasheed, the HRA's Managing Director of Diversity Diagnostics. She will be meeting with staff to explore their different faith traditions and also to talk about religious inclusion in the workplace.…
. 16.00 – 17.00
As part of Inter Faith Week, join the launch of Associate Professor at the University of Chester James Holt's book 'Understanding Buddhism'. The session will include a 40 minute talk, followed by a Q&A.…
The Song School, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH. 17.00 – 19.00
Online and in-person event hosted by the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies Oxford - Drawing on his recently published book, The Muslim Difference (Yale 2022), Youshaa Patel explores the vexing Islamic discourse of reprehensible imitation (tashabbuh), a discourse that enjoins ordinary believers to embody and display their religious difference from Christians, Jews and others in public life. Moderating cross-cultural imitation and assimilation was as crucial to the construction of Muslim identity and alterity during Islam's formative period as it is today. This lecture situates the religious discourse within Islamic scripture and tradition, casting new light on a long history of how small differences have defined Muslim interfaith encounters.…
Friday 17 November
As part of its Fortnightly Coffee Mornings series, the Multi-Faith Network at Network Rail is organising a special guest talk from the Inter Faith Network for the UK's Project Director, Ashley Beck. …
The Faith and Roots Network at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is hosting Ashley Beck, who is the Project Director of Inter Faith Network for the UK (which organises Inter Faith Week). He will speak about the aims of Inter Faith Week and the work of the Inter Faith Network for the UK. This will be followed by a Q&A session with a panel made up of representatives from each of the FCA & PSR’s faith groups (Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh).
SO40 2RZ. 15.00 – 16.30
Southern Health NHS Fdn Trust is holding a special "Spirituality + Allies Vox Pop" group to celebrate Inter Faith Week 2023! Open to all staff to celebrate their faith by exploring the question: "How does my faith help me through tough times at work?" …
Saturday 18 November
. 10.30 – 12.30
Christians Awakening to New Awareness are hosting a Zoom meeting on the theme of 'The Unity of All Things'. This looks at the commonalities between different faiths with readings on Oneness, and the Golden Rule. It is led by the Herefordshire Interfaith group. Please email Bill at email@example.com if you would like to participate.…
Interfaith Alliance UK, PO Box 67481, London NW3 9RN. 14.00 – 15.30
This very special multifaith panel discussion for Inter Faith Week 2023 brings together expert black and ethnic minority faith leaders from diverse traditions to explore the protections offered by the Equality Act 2010 in the light of their personal experiences. The event seeks to promote understanding, respect and community cohesion between people of all religions and ethnicities, and address issues of unlawful discrimination, Harassment and Victimisation in faith and interfaith contexts.
The Equality Act 2010 provides protection against discrimination on grounds of "protected characteristics" and protects whistleblowers doing "protected acts" from Victimisation or Harassment.…
. 19.00 – 20.00
Medway Ahmadiyya Muslims Association is hosting a talk on 'The Need for Peace' by Imam Safeer Zartsah. The talk is on Zoom and people can join on the day at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84708989302?pwd=dkVSTkjWNFdMQ3RxbG1QRUcxVEpNUT09. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org…
Sunday 19 November
. 18.00 – 19.30
Medway Inter Faith Action is hosting a medley of presentations on the theme of 'Songs of Peace'. This event is open to all to both take part and contribute to. The presentation is on Zoom and people can join on the day at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84708989302?pwd=dkVSTkjWNFdMQ3RxbG1QRUcxVEpNUT09. For further information email email@example.com…
. 19.00 – 20.30
Led by a retired Unitarian Minister (Rev. Feargus O'Connor), this inter faith "Celebration for Animals" is an immersive liturgical experience designed to encourage participants to reflect on the relationships humans have with the diverse species with whom we share the planet. We will explore the human-animal bond across a wide range of cultures and religions. There will be prayers, meditations, and readings from religious texts. …
Thursday 23 November
. 19.00 – 21.00
UKIYN EcoPeace Cafe special training session led by Greshma Pious Raju to equip attendees with the necessary knowledge and skills to engage in reflective practices that foster personal and professional growth, self-awareness and necessary critical thinking to learn from life experiences and actions. …