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.

  • Thursday 10 November

    Inter Faith Week Quiz

    Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Basildon Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS14 2NG
    Our wonderful Inter Faith Week prize quiz returns for staff from across Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.…

  • Sunday 13 November

    National Inter Faith Week;  A video about integrating religious diversity into education.

    IP33 3RL. 0.00 – Sunday 20 November 0.00
    Video by Robin Herne about diversity in Suffolk and resources for learning about those. …

    Inter Faith Week faith profile series

    Diocesan Office, St Nicholas Centre, 4 Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1UQ
    During Inter Faith Week in 2022 the diocesan social media accounts will be hosting profiles of people of different faiths in Suffolk, introducing you to members of different local faiths in our communities. We hope that this small initiative will act as a catalyst for the building of relationships between the Church of England and other faith communities locally. The page at https://cofesuffolk.org/exploring-faith/in-our-communities/inter-faith/ will be updated through the week.…

    “Youth Leadership through Service” video series


    UKIYN is showcasing youth volunteers across faith communities who give their time, talent and treasure to worthy causes and to peace in a video series named "Youth Leadership through Service". You can view the videos at https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW0Va1SO6s0RA-YiIlYhpF-2R6SfQ6daX. Through serving their communities and working alongside people of other faiths, young peacemakers are finding meaning, cohesion and a footing for leadership in a society that needs reconciliation and goodwill. We will be visiting our network organisations and featuring the motivation, faith and fellowship of the young members coming from different faith and belief backgrounds. Religions for Peace UK Interfaith Youth Network invites you to make good use of your free time, choose a worthy cause and make the world a better place by giving yourself.…

    Inter Faith Week

    St Thomas' Hospital, Guy's Hospital- London SE1 7EH. 12.00 – Sunday 20 November 16.00
    St Thomas' Hospital aim to run internal inter faith week events across the 4 acute hospitals & 20 community sites. …

  • Monday 14 November

    St. Michael’s RCP School in Chatham - Inter Faith Activities

    St. Michael's RCP School in Chatham, Kent ME4 6PX Hills Terrance
    St. Michael's RCP School in Chatham are going to hold an activity to mark the Inter Faith Week such as pupils singing and writing letters to care home residents and hold an Inter Faith Week art or poetry competition.

    In the classroom children will be learning about topics such as: different faiths’ understandings of service and helping others: Caring Hands charity to deliver for pupils workshop, how people of different faiths and beliefs can live well together with respect and create a school blog.

    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.…

    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. …

  • Tuesday 15 November

    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.…

    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. …

  • 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.…

    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. …

    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

    Interfaith Community: Faith Writings and Loneliness

    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
    Listen as Orthodox Nun and Visiting Local Faith Leader Mother Sarah is joined by students from the Christian Union and the Islamic Society to discuss how faith writings can help with feelings of loneliness and isolation. The panel share Christian, Islamic and Buddhist writings that have proved helpful to them. Interfaith Community: Faith Writings and Loneline: https://soundcloud.com/uniofbath/interfaith-community-faith-writings-loneliness.…

    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.…

    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.…

    Scriptural Reasoning and the Refugee Crisis

    Grays Court 3 Nursery Road Edgbaston Birmingham B15 3JX. 19.00 – 20.00
    Join us during Inter Faith Week for an introduction to Scriptural Reasoning! Scriptural Reasoning is a tool for inter faith dialogue, where people of different faiths gather and reflect on short passages from their scriptures together. With a faith representative from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam we'll go over the basics of Scriptural Reasoning then put what we've learned into action looking at the topic of the refugee crisis. Our hope is that you'll leave confident in how to engage in Scriptural Reasoning and inspired to use this tool for interfaith dialogue in your own group settings.…

  • 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. …

  • Saturday 19 November

    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

    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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