An Cuan, 44 Shore Road, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3ET. 18.00 – 19.30
Following the anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement and continuing political stalemate in Northern Ireland/North of Ireland, three Irish peace charities partner with the Scriptural Reasoning charity to study sacred Jewish, Christian and Islamic texts and oral traditions around dialogue and good disagreement in pursuit of an agreed future for our increasingly religiously and ethnically diverse island of Ireland.…
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Wednesday 25 October
An Cuan, 44 Shore Road, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3ET. 18.00 – 19.30
Thursday 26 October
An Cuan, 44 Shore Road, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3ET. 18.00 – 19.30
Against the current background of the tragic loss of life and suffering in Israel and Palestine, and rising global anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim hatred, three Irish peace charities partner with the Scriptural Reasoning charity to study sacred Jewish, Christian and Islamic texts and oral traditions around violence, and the pursuit of justice and reconciliation in the Holy Land.…
Thursday 2 November
The Church of Christ the Cornerstone, 300 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 2ES. 19.00 – 21.30
Multifaith Service on the topic of Faith and the Environment - "My Love for the Planet".
There will be prayers, presentations and music around the theme of "mankind's stewardship of the earth and its bounty".
Following the service there will be food and soft drinks to facilitate vital communal networking.…
Monday 6 November
Archway School. GL5 4AX
Yr7 pupils at Archway School are studying young people in the UK who have different faith backgrounds. They will compare their own similarities and differences.…
Saturday 11 November
Clifton Bridge area of York. Details from Penny email@example.com. 10.30 – 12.30
York Interfaith members & friends will be weeding, planting and clearing the York Interfaith plots.…
York Explore Library, (Café), Library Square, Museum Street, York YO1 7DS . 15.00 – 16.30
Join York Baha'i Faith community for a craft session, decorating prayers & quotations from the Holy Writings. Suits all ages.…
Sunday 12 November
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens
On 12th November Norton Priory celebrates Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. Family friendly activities will include clay Diya lamp making and Rangoli pattern making. Mima Cornish from Hedgerose Healing will be creating an intricate and traditional rangoli pattern during the afternoon and our historic Undercroft will be specially illuminated for the event. We also encourage you to come and share our delicious Indian lunch, prepared by the Brooke Cafe, at our festive communal tables in the atrium.…
War Memorial Garden, Leeman Road, York YO26 4ZF. 9.00 – 13.00
Representatives from local faith groups will attend the York Parade, Service and Laying of Wreaths at the war memorial as well as other services in the city.…
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sheffield Road, Stonegravels, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 9LT. 10.00 – Sunday 19 November 20.00
Chapel Tours for individuals and groups to see the artwork, paintings, and sculptures and learn about our beliefs and work in the community.
Tours are free of charge and no donations are required, simply phone 07812274204 to schedule a convenient tour for your group - or join an existing scheduled tour.
York Mosque, Bull Lane, York YO10 3EN. 18.00 – 19.30
York Mosque invites you to join them for a one-of-a-kind experience that takes viewers back 1,400 years via a seven minute immersive experience and an Islamic Beliefs talk.…
Monday 13 November
Woodhatch Place Reigate RH28EF. 11.00 – 14.00
This is the staff inter faith group for Surrey County Council. We are hosting various speakers on the day followed by lunch. …
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. …
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHSFT, Fountain Street, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 9RW. 12.00 – 12.45
Hands of Peace Event to share a message of peace
As part of National Inter Faith Week, the Chaplaincy will be holding a Hands of Peace event at 12pm on Monday 13 November at the entrance to Hartshead South.
The short event is a chance for people of all faiths, or those with none, to come together and share in messages of peace.
Messages of peace will be welcome from all staff and visitors.…
Ousedale School, Aspreys, Olney, MK46 5LF. 13.15 – 14.00
Students are invited to a lunch meeting to learn more about Inter Faith week.
We will be trying foods from different faiths and creating a display of the importance of peace to different world faith groups.…
Burnley Football Club, Turf Moor, Burnley. 19.00 – 21.30
This is an annual fund-raising meal. We will enjoy fellowship over food, celebrate activities held throughout the year, and highlight the success of various community groups with activities designed to build relationships between different communities. …
Tuesday 14 November
Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, NG10 4HD. 10.00 – 14.00
Derbyshire Carers Association warmly welcome all carers to a free event to raise awareness of mental health, in recognition of Men’s Mental Health Month and Inter Faith Week. There will be guided meditation, aromatherapy, mix and blend sessions, treatments, refreshments, blood pressure tests and goody bags. There will also be 4 - 5 mental health and physical wellbeing stall holders.…
Silver Birch Hotel, 5 Gortin Road, Omagh BT79 7DH. 11.00 – 13.00
An opportunity to explore and share the unique relationships with religion and faith. Attendees can share a poem, reading, song, that represents for them their relationship with their chosen faith. The agenda is informal and relaxed and there is no pressure for attendees to contribute. …
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 – 15.00 Student Centre, Lower Ground Floor
Table-top Displays: Representatives from various world beliefs will host a display and be available to 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.
This meeting is open to people of all beliefs.
Middlesex University, The Ricketts Quadrangle, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT
As the sad and horrific events unfold in the Middle East, it is even more important that staff and students feel safe and supported on campus and in the wider community. Islamophobia Awareness Month is a national campaign to remove misunderstandings about Islam and Muslims living in the UK. The University’s Changing the Culture initiative and Report.It.To.Stop.It. campaign highlight the role that all of us can play in working together to stop all forms of hate crime, be it islamophobia, antisemitism, racism, homophobia, etc. The Islamophobia Awareness Month national touring exhibition, brought to you by the Middlesex University Inter Faith Network in the Quad. Through mutual understanding we can individually and collectively make a difference!
1 Kildare Walk, Leicester, LE1 3YH. 10.00 – 13.00
People from all different backgrounds and faiths will be coming to visit and have coffee with us at the Haymarket. We will also be having arts and crafts sessions with crafts from different religions. We will have music sessions from all faiths to show the diversity we share in Leicester.…
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.…
LA1 4YW. 12.30 – 15.30
Join us for an inclusive event celebrating diversity and unity. Discover different faiths, meet new people and learn about local opportunities.
- Local Faith-Based Organisations
- LUSU Faith Societies
- Community and Volunteering Opportunities
- Staff and Student Support…
SS4 1RB. 14.00 – 15.00
Informal afternoon tea with the Vicar - Rev Helen. We will discuss student's beliefs and views, using artefacts we have in school to talk about different faiths.…
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.…
Business School Atrium, Oxtalls Campus, Oxtalls Lane Gloucester, GL2 9HW . 17.30 – 20.00
This event will be held at the University of Gloucershire's Oxtall's business centre atrium. There will be 4 interviews with people who have had to relocate, focusing on how their faith helped them to cope and how the faith community has welcomed them, each one ending with a short prayer from their faith tradition. Plenty of time between each one to network and enjoy free finger food prepared by Gloucester's English language school. The evening will end with a poem written by our Vice-Chair Atique Miah. …
Friends Meeting House, Greengate, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7EN. 18.30 – 20.00
An inter faith discussion and sharing on the theme of peace. We will conclude with an open meditation and period of silence.…
Quaker Meeting House, Queens Road, Leicester LE2 1WP. 19.00 – 21.00
A power point presentation telling the story of the ten women hanged in Shiraz, Iran in 1983. Their crime was to be Baha'is and to refuse to recant their faith. The presentation is accompanied by music.…
Farleigh Hospice, North Court Road, Chelmsford CM1 7FH. 19.00 – 21.00
The event will be hosted by Farleigh Hospice, one of the Covenant’s signatories, to learn more about its work with faith-based organisations. In addition information will be shared focusing on the wider activity of the Covenant. There will also be an opportunity to network with other faith-based and public service organisations from across Essex.
Light refreshments will be available.
The Essex Faith Covenant is a joint commitment to a shared set of principles that guide engagement between faith communities and public services. It aims to promote open, practical working and strengthen community cohesion.
Meeting House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QF. 19.00 – 20.30
In a world where religious conflict is front page news and the number of people who identify as religious is declining, is the chasm of understanding between people of different faiths and atheists and agnostics growing wider? Can people of diverse religious affiliations find shared values and build partnerships for the common good, or are our disagreements too vast?
In this event, professor, author, and activist Chris Stedman will share his story of seeking common ground with the religious as an atheist. Then, in conversation with University of Sussex Lead Chaplain James Croft, he'll discuss what theists and nontheists can gain from being in dialogue, the differences between the interfaith movements in the United States and United Kingdom, and how people of different faiths and those of nonreligious beliefs can work together to improve the world we all share.…
Thursday 16 November
Location details will be provided once attendee has registered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 6.30 – 20.00
St Albans Faith and Culture Enterprise (FACE) are hosting their annual event to celebrate Inter Faith Week 2023 on Thursday 16 November 2023. Each year FACE invites people from different faith groups across the District to attend and discuss the issues facing their communities and the importance of strong relations between different faiths. This year it is also a celebration of the 10 year anniversary of FACE’s formation.
This is an informal event where you are welcome to share your own experiences of what faith means to you and your work in the community, or simply listen to others. Residents of St Albans District are welcome to attend, whether they are representing a faith group or not. We invite attendees to bring along different cultural foods to share.
Isaac Newton Building, Brayford Campus, Lincoln, LN6 7TS. 10.00 – 14.00
The University of Lincoln is pleased to work with the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy to put together a day event to increase the awareness of the different faiths and beliefs in the UK and at the University and to increase the understanding between those of faith and those of no faith. The event will include exhibitions, music, costume trying, and a visit to the Peace Garden. There will also be a minute of silence for peace in the world.…
Middlesex University, The Quad, College Building, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT. 11.30 – 14.30
The Eco Show and Tell sustainability fair is coming to Middlesex University on Thursday November 16th! The event is organised together with Barnet Multi-Faith Forum, Middlesex University Inter Faith Network, North London Waste Authority, and is also part of the national week-long Inter Faith Week. We are delighted to shine a light on sustainability issues during this important week.
Carmel College, Prescot Road, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 3AG. 12.00 – 14.30
Visitors of different faiths, as well as students will join our college community for a vegan lunch, with chance to chat and connect.
We will then move to the library for a 'speed-faith' format, where students can move around different stations, chatting to our faith hosts and asking questions.…
The St Lawrence Academy, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe DN15 7DF . 16.00 – 17.30
Interfaith Community Cafe with a variety of stalls from the different faiths in our community, student presentations, fun activities and refreshments suitable for all. Also an interfaith community football match.…
Friday 17 November
Ashton Methodist Church, Wellington Road, Preston PR2 1BU. 18.00 – 20.00
An open meeting of Building Bridges Preston, followed by a friendship meal.
Acton Community Centre, Overton Way, Wrexham LL12 7LB. 19.00 – 21.00
A discussion and networking event organised by the North Wales Interfaith Network and hosted by the Acton Community Centre in Wrexham. Attendees of all faiths and beliefs are invited to reflect on the question: "How can we build bridges between divided communities?"…
Sacred Heart Church, 148 Ashcroft Rd, Stopsley, Luton LU2 9AY. 19.30 – 21.00
Join us for a multi-faith storytelling performance of wisdom drawn from many faith traditions presented by the Khayaal Theatre Company. Refreshments included!
Saturday 18 November
Baitul Ghafoor Mosque, 224 Long Lane, B62 9JT, Halesowen. 14.00 – 18.00
We will be holding inter faith activities including: quizzes, exhibitions and discussions.…
Batley Library, 14 Market Place, Batley, WF17 5DA. 14.00 – 16.00
An annual Inter Faith Poetry session hosted by Batley Poets in partnership with Friends of Batley Library. Come along to perform poetry you've written, read poems you like, or sit back and enjoy the afternoon with a cuppa and meet some new friends.
For us, Inter Faith Week has always celebrated our diversity, commonality and baking skills. We want as many people as possible to come together to share and appreciate poetry, hearing the vibrant voices and stories in our community.
Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of faith, whether it's your first or fifty-first time. We've always said, 'Everyone's a Batley Poet', and we haven't been proven wrong yet.
Although this is an Inter Faith Week poetry session, you can share poetry on any theme.…
Global Cooperation House, 65-69 Pound Lane, London, NW10 2HH. 16.00 – 18.00
We will hold discussions on inspiring leadership, refugee voices, the effects of social media and eco matters. This event is for young people of all faiths and none. The discussion will be followed by a light supper. …
Sunday 19 November
Batley Poets wants you to share a poem about faith or community. Whether it’s your own poem or a poem you like, post an image or video of you reading the poem to X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, or Instagram. Use the hashtag #ShareAPoemIFW and tag @BatleyPoets too!
Poetry can be on any theme, and everyone's welcome to join in, regardless of where you are. …
Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road, N17 9NH. 10.00 – 15.00
Join London Wildlife Trust team on the reserve for a morning and/or afternoon of practical conservation activities. You could be weaving hazel fencing, scything meadows or building bird boxes. Whatever we get up to, you will be contributing towards the protection of this vital greenspace for the wildlife that live here and the people who enjoy it.…
Quaker Meeting House, 16 Queens Road Leicester, LE2 1WP. 14.00 – 16.00
Would you like to get together with a small group of interested people in a friendly, relaxed environment and chat about a subject which is often hard hard to talk about or taboo in today’s society? …
Chesham Town Hall, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1DS. 14.30 – 16.00
We will be inviting a panel of three Jewish, Christian and Muslim women to talk about their faith and the impact their faith has had on their lives and on society. After the presentations by the speakers, the audience will be invited to join small groups to discuss any questions raised by the panel discussion. This will be followed by a plenary session. All who are supportive of the aims of inter faith dialogue, building trust, friendship, and deepening understanding, are welcome to attend.…
Friends Meeting House, Greengate, Malton, North Yorkshire . 18.30 – 21.00
"Give Peace a Chance": An inter faith dialogue on Wednesday 22nd November, 6.30 to 9.00 pm.
Inter faith service (One Day, One Day) led by Ordained Minister, with community involvement. The service will last from 4-6pm.
- Monday 20 November
Tuesday 21 November
Town Hall, Rotherham, S60 2TH. 16.00 – 18.00
The event will start at 4.30pm with a welcome by the Mayor. The event will focus on bringing a more peaceful atmosphere to our town.…
Wednesday 22 November
Norwood Hall, Norwood Green Road, Southall, UB2 4LA. 17.30 – 19.00
In these changing and difficult times, the British Sikh Consultative Forum and Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Southall will hold an Interfaith event to pray for guidance, wisdom and for a peaceful future for all our communities.
As always, we welcome people from all cultures and religions to join us.
Refreshments and samosas will be served.…
Thursday 23 November
Holy Angels Church Hall, Wicker Lane, Hale Barns WA15 0HF.. 19.30 – 21.00
A lecture in memory of AIG founder Alf Keeling: "Who is my neighbour?" by Kevin Jaquiss, Methodist Church local preacher. It is about families arriving at Ashley Hotel in Hale in search of asylum, and what the local community are doing to support them.…
Sunday 26 November
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. …