Activities calendar

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.

  • Thursday 4 November

    Knife Angel exhibition

    Blackburn Cathedral, BB1 5AA
    The Knife Angel sculpture will be outside Blackburn Cathedral from 4th - 29th November, as a catalyst for dialogue, education, and reflection about knife crime.
    On the morning of November 17th there will be a faith leaders workshop on…

  • Monday 8 November

    10 Years of Near Neighbours (Inter Faith event)

    Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester M3 1SX.. 10.30 – 13.00
    Celebrating 10 Years of Near Neighbours. As it is also a week before Interfaith Week 2021, the event will open with an official welcome from local faith leaders, followed by showcase of the work of Near Neighbours in Greater Manchester.…

  • Friday 12 November

    Faith and Climate Justice

    Breathing Space, Portland Building, DMU, The Gateway, LE1 9BH. 14.00 – 16.00
    While climate change affects everyone, it does not affect everyone equally. Come along to the event to find out more from the Sustainability Team. As part of Interfaith Week we will hear from Leicester’s diverse faith communities on how to…

  • Sunday 14 November

    Year 8 Peace Walk

    61 Derry Rd, Strabane BT82 8LD
    Year 8s walking around the school, culminating in a photo of whole year group linking arms- venue school quad…

    RE Department Inter Faith Exhibition

    Strabane Academy, 61 Derry Rd, Strabane, BT82 8LD. 0.00 – Friday 19 November 0.00
    A sample of work created by pupils across Key Stage 3 will be exhibited alongside quotes and challenging questions, to encourage dialogue between those who view the exhibition. Pupils will visit throughout the Week, and on Thursday 18th Nov a…

    Art and Poetry Inter Faith Competition

    Strabane Academy, 61 Derry Rd, Strabane BT82 8LD
    Write a poem or create an artwork that celebrates Inter Faith Week. The piece should illustrate the importance of mutual respect and dialogue, and celebrate diversity of faith in communities.…

    Quiz

    Strabane Academy, 61 Derry Rd, Strabane, BT82 8LD
    KS3 picture quiz - laminating pictures and asking for the images of famous religious people or religious artefacts to be identified. Prize for the winner.…

  • Monday 15 November

    Interfaith Prayer Stations & Staff Awareness

    Hospice in The Weald, Maidstone Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4TA
    Interfaith Prayer stations on the theme of Light. Set up in the hospice quiet room, for staff, volunteers, visitors and patients to access at any time. An inter faith learning resource for staff and volunteers, looking at the needs of…

    Epping Forest District Museum- Faiths in the Forest Display

    Epping Forest District Museum, 39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1EL
    Epping Forest District Museum, based in Waltham Abbey, Essex, is putting on a three-month display of objects selected by religious denominations in the district, which groups feel reflect key attributes of their religious practice and community.

    Faiths in Focus

    DeMonfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH. 13.00 – 15.00
    Interfaith Week ‘Meet and Greet’ to celebrate our Faith and Cultural Societies. This is an opportunity to spread understanding, respect and showcase the work they do as part of our DMU Community.…

  • Tuesday 16 November

    Covid Keeps

    Nishkam Civic Association, 6 Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9BH. 11.00 – 13.00
    As we move through Covid a new phrase called “Covid Keeps” has emerged. Encouraging us to reflect upon what we have learnt to value most during Covid and will embrace as we move forward. Through break-out sessions and collective discussions…

    OpenFaith Tour

    Breathing Space, Portland Building, DeMonfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH. 11.00 – 11.30
    Meet in the Sharing Space for a short tour of the Prayer Rooms and Chapel with the opportunity to ask questions with our Muslim Chaplain and Christian Faith Advisor.…

    Light Upon Light

    Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH. 13.45 – 14.45
    We take physical light for granted and light as a unifying factor in the different traditions is also often off the radar. But what is spiritual light and why does light feature as central to mystical experience?

    Tea-party

    Unity Centre, St Leonard's Rd, Rotherham, S65 1PD. 16.30 – 18.00
    All welcome to a friendly tea-party to find out what Rotherham Interfaith Group do, and how they spread love in our neighbourhood.…

    Students Shining a Light on Faith

    Multi Faith Centre at the University of Derby, Kedleston Road Campus, Derby, DE22 1HR. 17.30 – 18.30
    A student created film installation is coming to the University of Derby Kedleston Road campus. The Multi Faith Centre building will be transformed into a backdrop for the student-led light and film installation that will share the importance and symbolism…

    Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum: Bridge Over Troubled Water

    St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PL. 18.00 – 20.00
    Faith groups have provided essential support to residents in Tower Hamlets, before and during the pandemic, and have been at the heart of providing support for people, particularly those facing the worst health and social inequalities.

    An Evening of Fellowship

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bramhall Lane, Davenport, Stockport SK3 8SA. 19.00 – 20.00
    A tour of the building, with a film about humanitarian aid and an opportunity to share ideas for the future.…

    Film Premiere

    Victoria Centre, Palk Road, Wellingborough, NN8, 1HR. 19.30 – 21.00
    Wellingborough Inter Faith Group have produced a film for use in Primary schools with a grant from Northamptonshire Community Foundation. The film was made during the time when the group were unable to visit the local schools with their inter…

  • Wednesday 17 November

    New relations of stigma & mutuality during the Covid-19 pandemic with Dr Nikita Simpson, Postdoctoral Researcher in Anthropology, London School of Economics

    St Philip's Church, Evington Road, Leicester LE2 1HN. 12.30 – 14.00
    The Covid pandemic has had an uneven impact across the UK: in many ways it has heightened and exacerbated existing structural inequalities and challenges. During 2020 Leicester suffered more prolonged and stricter lockdown conditions than any other English city. Drawing…

    Student Interfaith Lunch

    University of Brighton, Brighton, BN2 4AT. 13.15 – 14.15
    Different Faith societies from the University of Brighton will come together to share a meal and talk about what it means to live out one's faith as a student today.…

    Visit our Hospice Tour & Tea

    Bedford Daycare Hospice, 3 Linden Road, Bedford MK40 2DD. 16.00 – 18.00
    With the approach of Inter Faith Week in November, we thought it would be an ideal opportunity to invite all faiths to visit our Daycare Hospice, to enable us to work together and to look at the services that we…

    Speed Faithing - Food and Friendship

    Food Village, DMU, The Gateway, LE1 9BH. 16.00 – 18.00
    A twist on speed dating; this event involves a series of quick rounds, ask questions, meet new people and talk about faith traditions and beliefs.

    Cook, Eat, Learn and Share Together with the social kitchen and create…

    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…

    Youth Debate -  “Faith, Freedom and Equality: do they go together?”

    Platform Youth Hub, Hornsey Road Baths, 2 Tiltman Place, London N7 7EE. 18.00 – 20.00
    A youth debate led and delivered by young people of faith and of none. A panel of young people giving their views on 'Faith, Freedom and Equality: do they go together?', followed by questions from the audience for the panel…

    Faith in the Climate with George Merchant Ballentyne

    St Philip's Church, Evington Road, Leicester LE2 1HN. 19.00 – 20.30
    Faith Communities have their distinctive views - as well as points of agreement - on the climate crisis: its origins, its impact and the future actions we might take to escape the worst of this worldwide emergency. In this session,…

  • Thursday 18 November

    Talks for Inter Faith Week

    The Quaker Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4BH. 10.30 – 13.00
    AWAZ Cumbria and the South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) present talks on interfaith by
    Sister Margaret Atkins CRSA, a Sister of the Community of Augustinian Canonesses at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria, and
    Carlo Schröder,…

    Inter Faith Exhibition

    University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL) Ashby Road Scunthorpe DN16 1BU. 11.30 – 14.30
    Inter faith exhibition, representation from Christians, Muslims Sikhs, Spiritualists, Quakers. Art display by children from Scunthorpe C of E Primary School. Free coffee and cake sale to raise money for North Lincolnshire Sanctuary group…

    Talk: 12th Century Monks in Leeds: A spirituality for today?

    Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH
    Welcome to a special event organised by Concord Interfaith Fellowship, Leeds.
    The Right Honourable John Battle talks on "12th Century Monks in Leeds: A spirituality for today?"
    John is a former MP who was Faiths Adviser to Prime…

    Celebration of Inter Faith Week

    Hounslow House Civic Centre, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow, TW3 3EB. 18.30 – 20.30
    A meeting in person to celebrate Inter Faith Week giving an opportunity to meet and network with other local supporters. The event will include: a finger food (vegetarian) buffet; a short inter faith quiz; the launch of both an inter…

    Reflecting together on COVID-19: Interfaith Week panel discussion

    Anglia Ruskin University, CM1 1SQ. 19.00 – 20.30
    We will be hearing from various faith and community leaders in this panel discussion covering both theological and sociological responses to their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be opportunities for questions and audience discussion. …

    Christian Aid talk

    St Andrew’s Church Hall, Colne Rd, Burnley BB10 1DU. 19.00 – 20.30
    Building Bridges Burnley have invited William Bell, Christian Aid's head of work in the Middle East, to speak about Christian Aid’s report: "A story of loss, inequality and failure, the reality for Palestinians across the Middle East". …

    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

    Round table on different faith beliefs on the subject of death and dying

    Heart of Kent Hospice, Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7PU. 11.00 – 12.30
    Local MP will chair a round table discussion with representatives of different faiths from the Maidstone Interfaith network at Heart of Kent Hospice, to share the different faiths' beliefs around the topic of death and dying.…

  • Saturday 20 November

    Understanding Islam Study Day

    St John’s Methodist Church, Baker Street, Potters Bar, EN6 2DZ
    Study day on Understanding Islam led by a renowned speaker on Islam Dr Chris Hewer.…

    Interfaith Field Visit to Places of Worship

    St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG. 10.00 – 17.30
    The UKIYN will carry out a field visit to St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, and share a meal in their inter faith tent structure. As the Steering Committee have some members who can’t attend in person, some discussions…

    Inter Faith Week Poetry Session

    Batley Library & Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley, WF17 5DA. 14.00 – 16.00
    The annual Batley Poets Inter Faith Week poetry session will be taking place at Batley Library.

    Everyone's welcome to pop along regardless of faith, whether it's to listen or perform. As always, poetry on any topic…

  • Sunday 21 November

    Sunday Assembly London presents “The Beauty of Struggle”

    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. 11.00 – 13.00
    Grace Marshall, award-winning writer and coach on productivity, will tell us how we can use our struggles as a force for good. As always, this Sunday Assembly London event will also feature rocking sing-alongs, poetry, and an opportunity to socialise…

    Light For Leeds: An Interfaith Week event

    Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH. 12.00 – 16.00
    The day will include representations of many of the major, and some minor, faiths in Leeds, outside musical performances, and a chance to leave a message on our Tree of Hope. Stalls will address the theme of environmental action, and…

    Mitzvah Day Packing Items for Women’s Refuges

    BEAP, 21 Cornwall Terrace, Bradford BD8 7JS. 12.00 – 16.00
    In the weeks leading up to Mitzvah Day, faith communities in Bradford and Leeds are coming together to collect donations for women’s refuges in the two cities. Mitzvah Day itself will see items packed ready for delivery.…

    Borehamwood Foodbank during and after Lockdown

    Borehamwood Foodbank at St Teresa's Church, 291 Shenley Rd, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 1TG. 15.00 – 17.30
    A visit to Borehamwood Foodbank, with a tour of the base and storage and a presentation on the experiences of the Foodbank during lockdown, their Fuel Poverty alleviation scheme, and their plans going forward. Followed by tea and cake in…

    Inter Faith Prayer Walk:  Words of Hope

    Grovelands Park, London N14 6QX . 15.00 – 17.00
    A prayer walk around Grovelands Park, Southgate, starting from the Main Gate on The Bourne at 3pm. At each stop, a different faith group will lead with some "Words of Hope".

    Light refreshments will be served at…

    Heritage Service

    Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum, Englesea Brook Lane, Englesea Brook, Crewe, CW2 5QW. 15.00 – 0.00
    The Rev Helen Kirk will lead a Heritage Service at Englesea Brook Chapel to mark the climax of Interfaith Week 2021. All are welcome.…

  • Sunday 28 November

    Persian Concert (Traditional & Pop)

    Holly Lodge College, 140 Mill Ln, Liverpool L12 7LE. 17.00 – 20.00
    Cultural and Artistic Persian Exhibition. Rahav music band (live in concert) with the voice of the amazing Ghafoor Sheikh. Together with Persian traditional dancers (with dances of Sama).

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