Activities calendar

The calendar below shows activity information linked to Inter Faith Week 2020. 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.

  • Friday 6 November

    Launch of Birmingham Inter Faith Week programme

    Birmingham, via Zoom. 14.30 – 16.00
    Launch event for the Birmingham Inter Faith Week programme on Zoom, with the Lord Mayor; Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member; Kim Leadbeater (Jo Cox Sister), Ambassador Jo Cox Foundation.

    The event will include a BMAG Video;…

  • Saturday 7 November

    Scout Remembrance Service

    Birmingham. 10.30 – 12.30
    A multi-faith remembrance service with Birmingham Scouts.

    More information to follow.…

  • Sunday 8 November

    Interfaith Tree Planting

    During Inter Faith Week tree planting at various sites will begin under the coordination of Dewsbury South Community (Covid-19) support to highlight how the community worked together through the 2020 Covid-19 emergency. If you would like to take part or…

    South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership - practising together at home

    At your home. 7.00 – Sunday 15 November 19.00
    South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) will support the holding of 2 sessions at home every day of Inter Faith Week in support of Inter Faith Week. These will be at 7am and 7pm for half an hour. Please…

    A Week of Poetry and Prayer

    Facebook - Greater Yarmouth Inter Faith and Belief Network
    We will be publishing, on Facebook, several different poems and prayers each day. These will be personal poems or prayers submitted by members or followers of Greater Yarmouth Inter Faith & Belief Network which have special spiritual significance to them.…

    Interfaith Week, Diwali and Christmas Celebrations

    NW9 5UX (virtual event). 11.00 – Sunday 15 November 13.00
    Dr Natubhai Shah MBE and the Trustees of the Jain Network are pleased to invite you to join us for the following virtual event. On this occasion we will present food parcels to the local food bank, donated by our…

    Civic Evensong on Remembrance Sunday

    Halifax Minster HX1 1LP. 16.00 – 17.00
    This is the main Civic occasion for Calderdale on Remembrance Sunday to which all people of faith and none are cordially invited to attend. …

  • Monday 9 November

    Interfaith Week 2020 Launch Video  

    Kirklees (online). 0.00 – Friday 13 November 0.00
    Inter Faith Week Launch video with messages from the community wishing everyone happy Inter Faith Week and keep safe during the pandemic. …

    Petals for Peace

    North Kirklees (online). 0.00 – Friday 13 November 0.00
    Sharing messages of hope from people across Kirklees around faith and community.
    “In these current times of uncertainty many people may be living with fear of what the future might hold. People of the faith community find HOPE…

    Interfaith Week Podcast  

    Kirklees (online)
    A series of podcasts with local community members sharing personal experiences and stories about faith and daily life during Inter Faith Week.
    To listen: on Twitter: @KirkleesCI
    or Facebook:

    Diwali - Bandi Chhor Divas

    Kirklees (online). 0.00 – Friday 13 November 0.00
    Learning about Diwali in the Sikh community and how it is celebrated in Kirklees. This is Kirklees Staff event. …

    Online School Assembly

    Batley (online). 0.00 – Friday 13 November 0.00
    Local Imam and Vicar come together for an Online school assembly for Inter Faith week. Molana Irfan Soni and Revd Mark Umpleby both based in Batley provide a school assembly that can be used in any setting.…

    Our Handkerchiefs of Hope

    St Andrew's CE Aided Primary School
    We will be making a an interfaith welcome banner for our school entrance hall during Interfaith week. It will be made from handkerchiefs sewn together to become handkerchiefs of hope for the future. In addition, we will be asking the…

    Clergy and Imams Meeting

    Halifax Minster HX1 1LP. 10.00 – 12.00
    This annual meeting of Clergy and Imams is also open to leaders of other faith communities.…

    Inter Faith Week stand in the restaurant

    Rotherham Hospital, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Moorgate Road, Rotherhams S60 2UD.. 11.00 – Thursday 12 November 14.00
    Promotional work with Staff in Rotherham Hospital, highlighting the work of the Chaplaincy. Also launching 3 initiatives - first, a new Chaplain's Surgery - a fixed day and time each week when Staff can access a Chaplain with or without…

    Unity FM 93.5, Connecting Communities programme

    Birmingham, UK. 16.00 – 17.00
    Unity FM 93.5, Connecting Communities programme – Faith, Diversity and Health with guests: Alex Evans, Public Engagement Manager, Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust;
    Alis Rasul, District Clinical Manager Health Visiting & Early Years; Rehanah Sadiq, Hospital Chaplain, UHB.

    ‘Faith Action for Climate Justice worldwide’

    Zoom. 18.30 – 20.00
    Messages from Birmingham to the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow 2021
    Zoom programme with participants from different faiths

    Remembrance in Lambeth 2020

    Lambeth (via Zoom). 18.30 – 19.00
    We are planning to create a Remembrance video by recording a Zoom 'webinar' with a sequence of speakers from a range of faiths, each offering 2 or 3 minutes of prayer or reflection on the theme of 'Remembrance'. Details will…

    SAFE Security Awareness Webinar A

    UK, via Zoom. 19.00 – 20.00
    Why we need security in faith communities, our experience in securing the Jewish community and then an introduction to security at places of worship - as we emerge from lockdown.…

    Interfaith marriage seminar

    Maidstone (online). 19.00 – 20.30
    Interactive virtual seminar exploring challenges which face interfaith couples, how faith groups can support and learn from such couples. Presenter recently completed doctoral research on interfaith marriage and includes insights from several faith communities around the world.…

    COP26 Interfaith Evening of Reflection

    Online Event - Register via Eventbrite. 20.00 – 21.00
    Hope for the Future and Faith for the Climate are the hosts of this event, bringing together constituents and MPs from across the UK to mark the previous start date of COP26, and reflect on the potential of the next…

  • Tuesday 10 November

    MSF: Engaging a neglected community

    UK (online). 10.00 – 11.00
    How can we get the Muslim community more active? How can we promote better health? How can we develop grassroots community projects and produce elite Muslim athletes? A webinar/ workshop from the Muslim Sports Foundation on the importance of keeping…

    Foundation Stones Interfaith Workshop

    . 11.00 – 12.00
    The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation invites you to take part in a Foundation Stones stone painting workshop as part of Inter Faith Week 2020.

    Paint and share a Foundation Stone live on Zoom and then contribute…

    In-person meditation sessions

    Birmingham, UK
    There will be in-person meditation sessions in the morning and afternoon led by Near Neighbours. Due to social distancing requirements, these sessions are strictly by-invitation only and not open to the public. …

    SAFE Security Awareness Webinar - Combined A+B

    UK, via Zoom. 19.00 – 21.15
    Why we need security in faith communities, our experience in securing the Jewish community and then an introduction to security at places of worship - as we emerge from lockdown. Including the Latest COVID 19 guidance and how it affects…

    City of Sanctuary

    Zoom. 19.00 – 20.30
    Margaret Hooper – pre-recordings, St Chads (TBC), Progressive Synagogue (TBC), Clifton Road Mosque, Gerard (Erdington - hosting Zoom)

    More information to follow…

    Religions during COVID-19: Spiritual and Practical

    Elmbridge (Zoom). 19.30 – 21.00
    Elmbridge Multi Faith Forum invite you to join this virtual event and hear how people of faith have gained strength from their faiths during these uncertain times.

    There will be speakers from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim,…

  • Wednesday 11 November

    Acts of Remembrance, Primary Interfaith Diversity Conference

    Kirklees (online). 0.00 – 0.00
    This online event is organised by Kirklees Cohesion Team, in association with the ‘Schools Welcome!’ education project. It offers primary school pupils (Years 2, 3 and 4) an opportunity to learn about the faiths in our local community during Inter…

    Interfaith Zoom Celebration of our Emergency Services

    Birmingham, via Zoom. 12.00 – 13.00
    The Bahu Trust will be holding an inter faith celebration of emergency services.

    More information to follow. …

    ‘Get Together for Faith Connectors’

    Kirklees. 18.00 – 19.00
    The theme of the discussion will focus on: Connectors sharing their opportunities and challenges in everyday life. Such as positive news stories, health, wellbeing and hate crime. To build stronger resilience working together. …

    Foundation Stones Interfaith Workshop

    N19 4DR. 19.00 – 20.00
    The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation invites you to take part in a Foundation Stones stone painting workshop as part of Inter Faith Week 2020.

    Paint and share a Foundation Stone live on Zoom and then contribute…

    Faith in a pandemic - An online gathering

    University of Gloucestershire GL50 2RH. 19.15 – 20.15
    An opportunity to hear stories and share reflections. Organised by Cheltenham InterFaith, University of Gloucestershire and Cheltenham Borough Council. Presentations, videos and break-out groups. Event to support Cheltenham Foodbank…

  • Thursday 12 November

    Interfaith Question Time  

    Kirklees (online). 9.30 – 11.00
    Opportunity for Secondary Schools to take part in an Interfaith Q and A event …

    Jewish? Christian? Muslim? The Life and Times of Robert ‘Reschid’ Stanley. When family history unearths an astonishing journey of faith(s)

    Kirklees. 11.00 – 12.00
    Join Kirklees Libraries Writer in Residence Christina Longden talking about her Ancestor Robert Reschid Stanley.
    There will be a chance for three people to win signed copies of Christina’s books during the event – the first 3 people to…

    Session at Home of Meditation/Prayer and Study run by a 91 year old Retired Roman Catholic Priest

    At your home. 14.30 – 15.30
    A retired 91year old Roman Catholic Priest will be leading a session on Thursday 12 November from 2.30 – 3.30pm. all welcome. All welcome to participate from home knowing others will be participating in their homes at the same time.

    SAFE Security Awareness (incl. COVID 19 guidance) Webinar B

    UK, via Zoom. 19.00 – 20.00
    As we return to prayer in a COVID-secure environment, we give you the latest COVID 19 guidance and how it affects security at places of worship.…

    Tea, Samosas and Yorkshire Puddings!

    Dewsbury. 19.00 – 21.00
    Drop off your favourite food with a neighbour from another community and let us know how you got on. Be Covid-safe - sanitise and keep a safe distance when delivering. Come to a Zoom meeting on Thursday, 12th November at…

    Dare to Hope

    Zoom. 19.30 – 20.45
    Series (continuing on 19 and 26 November from 7.30 to 8.30pm) to explore how faith communities have been impacted by the current crisis. Speakers and responders from different faith communities will share their experiences and attenders will also have the…

  • Friday 13 November

    Bromley Three Faiths Group shared worship experience

    Bromley - Various - full details on our website
    The three communities (Jewish, Christian and Muslim) involved in Bromley Three Faiths Group are opening up their regular worship events this weekend as part of the Inter Faith Week celebrations. Each worship event will include a special welcome message to…

  • Saturday 14 November

    ‘The Imam, the Priest and Kumon Y’all (Old heads / Young heads)’

    Kirklees. 11.00 – 12.00
    Q & A session with Faruk Yunus, George Spencer and members of Kumon Y'all live. All welcome.…

    Virtual Interfaith Poetry Session

    Batley. 14.00 – 16.00
    The session will be a live stream onto the Poetry You tube Channel for anyone wishing to share poetry.
    Anyone who wants to share poetry or just join to listen can contact us at or visit our…

  • Sunday 15 November

    Sricpture Reading

    Huddersfield. 0.00 – 0.00
    On-line event for faith leaders from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish faiths to read scriptures …

    Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) Open Meeting - participate from home

    Kendal, UK. 14.00 – 15.00

    Tread Lightly event on food and waste

    Birmingham, via Zoom. 14.00 – 15.15
    Footsteps for a Low Carbon Future will be holding a Tread Lightly event on Food and Waste issues.

    Zoom programme with participants from different faiths

    All welcome.
    Please register through

    Guildford & Godalming Interfaith Forum’s annual Interfaith Service

    ZOOM Link. 15.00 – 17.00
    Our theme this year will be Mental Health in Challenging Times with speakers and devotional music from Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Muslim & Bahá'í communities via Zoom.
    Local Mayors will be attending.…


    Zoom . 15.00 – 16.00
    Remembrance of the sacrifice of BAME soldiers and civilians with speakers including Guyanese and Sikh…

    Virtual Scripture Reasoning Event

    Huddersfield. 16.00 – 17.00
    A fresh approach to modern day inter-faith dialogue which puts scripture at the heart of the conversation.

    Join us in promoting cohesion within the community! …

    interfaith Online Quiz

    Zoom/Facebook Live online event. 18.00 – 19.30
    Online interfaith quiz (for up to 50 participants) featuring broad topics such as General Knowledge, Sport, Films & TV, Literature, History, Religion, Science & Nature, Pop Music etc.…

  • Monday 16 November

    Hindu-led Faith and Reflection

    Birmingham, via Zoom. 20.00 – 21.00
    A reflection activity led by people from the Hindu community.

    More information to follow.…

  • Tuesday 17 November

    The Role of People Faith in Healing the Divisions of the World (Women only event)

    Birmingham (online). 19.00 – 20.30
    Universal Peace Federation, Women’s Federation for World Peace
    Our world has become more and more interdependent, yet divisions and divisiveness still persist. How can people of faith contribute to the healing of those divisions, and encourage all to…

  • Tuesday 24 November

    Unity in Crisis: diverse communities together in difficult times

    Online. 19.30 – 21.30
    Richmond Inter Faith Forum invites people from Richmond, Kingston, Hounslow and neighbouring areas - especially those from minority and refugee backgrounds - to join us for this special online event.
    We will hear from Dr Marissa Quie, an expert…

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