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

    Votes for Schools Inter Faith Week Question

    VotesforSchools, 2.4 The Leather Market, 11-13 Weston St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3ER
    For #interfaithweek this year, and with Christmas on the horizon, we asked 4-18 year olds if they thought we should all take part in more religious celebrations. Here’s how they voted: https://www.facebook.com/votesforschools/posts/2327731987379932…

  • Thursday 11 November

    Launch of new church buildings resource

    UK
    Working with the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the United Reformed Church has produced a new resource for local churches entitled ‘The use of church buildings by people of other faith communities’. The booklet has been launched in time for…

  • Sunday 14 November

    Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust Inter Faith Week Prize Quiz

    Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Basildon Hospital, Nethermayne, BASILDON, Essex, SS14 2NG
    The Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust chaplaincy teams have put together a short online prize quiz for staff to engage with major world faith and belief festivals and times of reflection. …

    ‘Keeping the faith’

    Oldham Hulme Grammar, Chamber Road, Oldham, OL8 4BX. 0.00 – 0.00
    Staff and students have shared personal reflections on faith during the pandemic. https://twitter.com/OhgsRS/status/1459848284634234881 …

    Sharing Veronica’s Story

    Dorchester
    As part of its marking of Inter Faith Week, Weldmar Hospicecare shared the story of Veronica, one of its volunteer chaplains, via a special blog post.…

    Strengthening positive inter faith relations

    Fanum House, 484 Derby Rd, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 2GW. 0.00 – Sunday 21 November 0.00
    NATH is using this week to strengthen positive inter faith relations and increase awareness of all the special and unique faiths and beliefs in the UK.…

    Exploration of old Primitive Methodist chapels used by other faiths & denominations

    Englesea Chapel and Museum, Englesea Brook Lane, Englesea Brook, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 5QW
    For Inter Faith Week the Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum is exploring old Primitive Methodist chapels used by other faiths and denominations, celebrating that they still offer worship, community and learning. Throughout the week it is posting links to information…

    Daily Reflections- Interfaith Week starting on Remembrance Sunday 14th November through to Saturday 20th November 2021

    Redbridge, UK. 0.00 – Saturday 20 November 0.00
    To mark this special week Redbridge Faith Forum trustees and local faith leaders have recorded a daily video clip reflecting on the topic of “Recovering and Reconnection”. These reflections are from their respective faith perspective.

    Celebrating Different Faith Perspectives

    Old Town Hall, King William St, Ewood, Blackburn BB1 7DY
    This Inter Faith Week, we’re celebrating the different faith perspectives that ESOL students bring to the classroom. One learner, Samira who came to Blackburn from Azerbaijan, said: “I love our class and I love our students because each of us…

    Surrey History Centre Archives

    Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND. 0.00 – Sunday 21 November 0.00
    Surrey History Centre have been sharing a number of pieces from their collections related to Surrey History and faith.…

    Facts About Faiths

    Cardiff, UK. 0.00 – Sunday 21 November 0.00
    For each day in Inter Faith Week, Race Equality First shared facts about different faith traditions, as well as messages from staff about the importance of faith communities and inter faith, and links to video and audio interviews about faith…

    Faith Facts

    London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA. 0.00 – Sunday 21 November 0.00
    Each day in Inter Faith Week London South Bank University's Multifaith Chaplaincy posted facts about different faiths on their Instagram account.…

    Inter Faith Week board

    Lismore Comprehensive School, Drumgask, Craigavon, Co. Armagh BT65 5DU. 0.00 – 0.00
    Lismore Comprehensive School posted an image of the 'Inter Faith Week' board in their RE department to their 'RE @ Lismore' Twitter account.…

    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.…

    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 …

    “Draw Your Breath” – meditation with a simple art session

    Hampshire, UK. 19.00 – 20.15
    Dr. Gil Dekel (Hampshire Police Force Chaplain), in a short meditation to follow your breathing, and then to draw it. No artistic skills required.
    There is also a Padlet to upload and share our ‘artworks’ after the meditation.

  • Monday 15 November

    Bitesize videos from faith and beliefs

    Warwick Hospital, Lakin Road, CV34 5BW
    Short videos from a variety of faiths and beliefs either celebrating a particular November festival or sharing what 'Light' means in my/our faith or belief. The videos will be available throughout Inter Faith Week on the Trust's website and social…

    Schools Online Assembly  

    Kirklees Council . 0.00 – Saturday 20 November 0.00
    Local faith leaders coming together for an online school assembly for Inter Faith Week 2021. Providing a school assembly that can be used in any setting. …

    Virtual Inter Faith Week assemblies

    Philips High School, Higher Lane, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 7PH. 0.00 – 0.00
    11U and 8U are delivering online assemblies on the theme #Interfaith week.…

    Video - Respecting Each Other

    Hayes, UK. 0.00 – Friday 19 November 0.00
    Pupils from Yeading Infants and Yeading Junior School, Minet Infants and Minet Junior School, Hayes Park School; Grange Park Infant and Junior School and Charville Academy (Yeading Cluster) created a video about respecting other faiths, including images of pupil artwork.…

    Inter-house quiz

    Uffculme School, Chapel Hill, Uffculme, CULLOMPTON, EX15 3AG
    Online quiz about common themes amongst faith traditions. Each tutor group will contribute their answers, and earn points for their house. …

  • Tuesday 16 November

    Teaching Resources

    Sheffield, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    Twinkl Resources posted a resource about teaching children about faith.…

    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.

    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…

    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…

    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

    Exploring Big Questions  

    Kirklees, UK. 9.00 – 12.00
    An online conference for secondary school students to explore some big themes for RE and the world. Explore ‘Reconciliation’, ‘Refugees’ and ‘Created Human’ from the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

    Each theme will use a…

    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.…

    Faiths Working Together: Educational Resources for Six Faiths

    Birmingham, UK. 10.00 – 11.30
    Liz Dancey will be presenting resources the Arts Society has developed for 6 main faiths.…

    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…

    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

    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…

    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.…

    ‘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.…

    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).

    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,…

    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?

  • 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…

    ‘Story Tree’ Primary Schools Diversity Day

    Kirklees Council . 9.30 – 14.30
    An inter faith event for years 2 – 5 based around stories from different faith communities on the theme of trees. Pupils will be given the opportunity to meet faith representatives online or in person. …

  • 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…

  • Monday 22 November

    Knowing me, understanding you

    C/O Clifton Community School Campus, Cranworth Rd, Rotherham, S65 1LN
    To mark Inter Faith Week, an activity for schools in the partnership for pupils to do one of the following: explore their own world view, interview two other people about theirs, or create an artistic representation of their own. The…

  • Thursday 25 November

    Inter Faith Week Schools Event in Croydon

    Croydon. 13.00 – 14.00
    For primary and secondary schools age children across the Borough's schools, with their lead RE teachers, to take place over Zoom.

    We expect a child or group to come up with an idea to present on the…

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