Kendal. 7.00 – Sunday 19 November 19.30
Westmorland and Furness Diversity, Equity & inclusion Partnership (WFDEIP) will hold 2 sessions at home every day of Inter Faith Week in support of the Week. These will be at 7am and 7pm for half an hour. Please feel welcome to read The Golden Rule and to undertake an appropriate practice from any faith or none (e.g., chanting, meditation, reading, reciting). The Golden Rule is available at https://worldfaiths.org/our-poster/. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.
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.
Sunday 12 November
Kendal. 7.00 – Sunday 19 November 19.30
Monday 13 November
St Marys CE School, Chanters Road, Bideford, EX39 2QN
Children will design and make cards for residents at local nursing homes.…
Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way, Harlow CM18 7BL
Learning event for health care professionals and the local community
Considering the importance of faith at the end of life and bereavement
Insight from six faith leaders and each other while thinking about the barriers to providing effective spiritual care …
St Cecilia’s RC High School, Chapel Hill, Longridge, Preston PR3 2XA
Various across the school - x2 trips to a mosque (year 8 in two groups), Baha’i speakers for years 9-11 in assembly, Sikh and Buddhist workshops for year 7. Year 9 will be doing some Indian dancing in PE. Jewish foods tasting in y10.…
Dudley Council House 4 Priory Rd, Dudley DY1 1HF. 12.00 – 13.30
Come join other faith leaders from across Dudley Borough. We will be joined by a guest speaker TBC. Refreshments will be provided. …
Wednesday 15 November
Oasis Multi-Faith Centre at UCLan. Kirkham Street, Preston PR1 2XQ
Hosted by the Chaplaincy Team of UCLan, representing various worldviews, we have a programme of events for the day:
12.00 – 16.00 Multi-Faith Room Table-Top Displays:
Representatives from various world beliefs will host a display and be available answer questions.
17.30 – 19.00 Function Room Faith and Belief in the 21st Century:
Members from the Chaplaincy Team, representing different world views will form a panel to answer questions from the audience and partake in a discussion.
19.30 – 21.00 Function Room The Common Good
As part of the Lancashire Humanists monthly meeting, we have invited Nick Briggs to lead a discussion on how the concept of the Common Good can contribute to better dialogue in the public sphere.
A meeting that is open to people of all beliefs, to be part of the Inter Faith Week activities.
Quaker Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4BH. 10.30 – 13.00
AWAZ Cumbria and the Westmorland and Furnes Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partnership (WFDEIP) present two talks on inter faith. The first talk is by Mike Humphreys, the Chair of SLIF South Lakeland Interfaith Forum. He is an Elder of the Kendal Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his talk is on Religious Freedom. There will also be a talk by Douglas Rathbone, a Congregational Church lay minister and United Reformed Church lay preacher. He has served as Mayor of Kendal and is a member of a local working group looking at Faith Covenants. His talk will be on Faith in Public Life in Kendal in the 1600's. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.…
AUB Library, Arts University Bournemouth, 7 Fern Barrow, Wallisdown, Poole, BH12 5HH. 12.00 – 13.30
This is a human library event with a variety of human “books” of different faith and belief backgrounds. They will be available to “borrow” to hear their stories. It is hosted in AUB Library, but is for students from both AUB & BU, and is led by Ruth Wells, chaplain of the shared Faith & Reflection Centre. This session will be repeated at 15:30 for those who can't make this lunchtime slot.…
AUB Library, Arts University Bournemouth, 7 Fern Barrow, Wallisdown, Poole, BH12 5HH. 15.30 – 17.00
This is a human library event with a variety of human “books” of different faith and belief backgrounds. They will be available to “borrow” to hear their stories. It is hosted in AUB Library, but is for students from both AUB & BU, and is led by Ruth Wells, chaplain of the shared Faith & Reflection Centre. This session is a repeat of the one at 12:00 for those who can't make the lunchtime slot.…
Top Church, High Street Dudley, DY1 1QD. 19.30 – 21.00
Come join us for an evening with Dudley North’s former MP Ian Austin. Ian will be interviewed by Reverend Calum Burke. They will be reflecting on politics, community and music! Think Desert Island Discs meets This is Your Life! All are welcome. Local charities will also be exhibiting and sharing about their work. This event is open to people all faiths and none. Booking is encouraged: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inter-faith-week-in-conversation-with-lord-austin-tickets-672104481597?aff=oddtdtcreator …
Thursday 16 November
Top Church, High Street Dudley, DY1 1QD . 10.00 – 11.00
Top Church has stood at the top of Dudley High Street for over 200 years. Did you know there has been a Christian presence
there for at least 800 years? Want to find out more!? Come join us for a heritage tour! Free refreshments are available. Book your tickets via: tinyurl.com/ifwtc23…
The Tank, St George's Square, Park Mall, Ashford. 19.00 – 20.30
We will hear short reflections on the theme of Peace from people of all faiths and none. There will also be music. We will then walk together to the Picturehouse Cinema Cafe, Elwick Place, to enjoy coffee, cake and conversation.…
Lady of Good Counsel Church, 5 Peebles Way, Rushey Mead, Leicester LE4 7ZB. . 19.00 – 21.00
Join us for our annual inter faith food sharing festival. Experience food from different cultures. Show off your own cooking skills by bringing food along to share with others and make new friends. Only vegetarian and vegan food will be served. There will also be a chance to hear amazing speakers talk about Women and Faith. The evening will conclude with our AGM which everyone is welcome to attend.…
Saturday 18 November
The Towers Inn (in the private family room), 636 Walsall Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, B42 1EY. 11.00 – 15.00
We're hosting our second Interfaith moot this November!
The aim of this moot is to bring people together from different faiths. To share knowledge and experience. To understand and celebrate each other. To form friendships. To promote the fact that there's more that joins us than that separates us.
This year the moot will be held in a coffee morning style and we're aiming to raise funds for Macmillan's Coffee Morning charity. We'll be hosting a Q&A session and also doing a fun quiz. There'll be time to mingle and chat and everyone is welcome to join us for lunch afterwards (dietary needs are catered for).
The meeting will take place in the family room at The Towers from 11:00am until approx. 3:00pm. This is a private space inside the pub where we can chat in a safe environment. The room is accessible for anyone with mobility issues.
The event is free but you'll need to book your space via our Facebook group as there's limited capacity. Please only book a ticket if you're definitely attending this event.
We'd love to get people from as many faiths as possible to attend.…
Baitul Ikram Mosque, 95 Avenue Road Extension, Clarendon, Leicester LE2 3EQ. 17.30 – 19.30
Annual Peace Conference of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Leicester 2023. Dignitaries and various guest speakers and a speaker from our community. Event ends with dinner. Theme for this year is: 'Foundations of True Peace'.…
Sunday 19 November
Castle Street Community Centre, Castle Street, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7AD. Detached Room behind bicycle rack.. 14.00 – 16.30
Monthly 3rd Sunday Open Meeting (except December)
Meetings include mindfulness, tranquillity meditation, insight meditation, loving kindness meditation, walking meditation, talks, handouts
Meetings led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks] Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world.
This event is free and all are welcome.
- Monday 20 November
Sunday 26 November
University of Surrey, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7XH. 3.00 – 18.00
Join us for an event exploring the role of spirituality in challenging times. Registration and refreshments start from 2.30pm and the event begins at 3pm.
During this event, we will delve into the depths of spirituality and its significance when we face adversity. Through engaging talks and discussions, we aim to foster a deeper understanding of how spirituality can provide solace, guidance, and strength during times of need and putting this towards social action!
Our panel of speakers, comprised of spiritual leaders and experts, will share their insights and personal experiences. Our speakers include: Julie Siddiqi MBE; Dr Kishan Manocha; Gagandeep Singh; Rev Chris Richardson; Laura Marks CBE; Nishi Joshi-Bhatt (all profile details available on the Eventbrite link) and will be chaired by Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Michael More-Molyneux. You will have the opportunity to learn about various faith and multi faith initiatives to support people during times of need.
Whether you are from a faith community or not, if you are looking to explore ideas, or simply curious about the role of spirituality in challenging times, this event is for you. Be a part of this enriching experience that will…
Walmsley Unitarian Chapel, Blackburn Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL7 9PR. 11.00 – 12.00
Unitarian service embracing interfaith, providing insight into different faiths and beliefs. Attendance is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be made available afterwards. …