Activities calendar

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.

  • Monday 31 October

    Epping Forest District Museum - Faiths in the Forest Online Exhibition

    39 – 41 Sun Street Waltham Abbey EN9 1EL. 10.00 – Saturday 17 December 16.00
    Epping Forest District Museum will be holding an online exhibition on its website https://www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/museum, which will also be displayed digitally at the museum, allowing visitors to learn more faiths within the Epping Forest District.

    Ahead of the exhibition, the Museum has been working to identify gaps in its photograph collection and working to add some reflecting the Jewish lived experience within the Epping Forest District. It is working alongside Chabad Lubavitch Buckhurst Hill (https://www.chabadonthehill.co.uk/) and other members of the Jewish community to collect photographs, including photographs of Jewish holidays and menorah lightings throughout the district, to ensure the collection remains relevant and reflective of the district's community. …

  • Wednesday 9 November

    Inter Faith Stalls/Display

    Leicester College, Freeman's Park Campus, Welford Road, Leicester LE2 7LW
    Leicester College will be holding an Inter Faith Display at its three major campuses. This will include faith and beliefs and how students can contact the College's Multi Faith Chaplaincy service and engage in events, celebrations and tutorials that run throughout the academic year.…

  • Thursday 10 November

    Gathering for Peace

    The Tank, St George's Square, Park Mall, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8RY. 19.00 – 20.30
    Ashford Interfaith Gathering for Peace, with short reflections from faiths and none, and then a gentle short walk to a cafe to share refreshments and friendship.…

  • Saturday 12 November

    Trees, Faith and Life

    Birkenhead Central Library, Borough Road, Birkenhead CH41 2XB
    This exhibition is organised by the Wirral Deen Centre and will include local schools' responses to the a variety of faith, philosophical and symbolic perspectives on trees, faith and life. There will also be an interactive element and we hope to have trees or seeds for visitors to take away with them and plant.…

  • Sunday 13 November

    Cambridge University Inter Faith Week

    University of Cambridge, SU Lounge, CB2 1RU
    Cambridge University SU is collaborating with student-led faith and religious groups in Cambridge to put on a series of activities for National Interfaith Week. Events include discussions on faith and daily life; religious art and drawing sessions; visit to faith spaces; a faith/cultural open mic night and more!…

    Celebrating Unity in Diversity at Ahimsa Peace Garden at Harrow Recreation Ground

    Ahimsa Peace Garden (beside Bowling Club), Harrow Recreation Ground, Roxborough Rd, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 1PB. 14.30 – 15.30
    During Inter Faith Week, a specially-commissioned stone sculpture titled 'Unity in Diversity' will be be unveiled at the Ahimsa Peace Garden at Harrow Recreation Ground to celebrate our inter-connectedness and cultural diversity of Harrow. Since its clean-up and opening in late 2020, the Ahimsa Peace Garden is now being enjoyed by many residents and families in Harrow. There will be activities for the entire community to enjoy such as planting bulbs, pebble painting and writing messages of peace, as well as speeches from representatives of Harrow Interfaith and local dignitaries to promote the message of unity and harmony.…

    Multi-faith Remembrance Day Service

    Brahma Kumaris, World Spiritual University, Harmony House, 122 Ross Walk, Leicester LE4 5HH. 17.30 – 20.30
    Service of remembrance involving representatives of diverse cultures and beliefs. Programme includes the Last Post; two minutes silence; wreath-laying ceremony; interfaith prayers; meditation commentary; vegetarian meal to end evening.…

    Open Discussion Of How Faith Influences Daily Life

    SU Lounge, University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU. 18.00 – 20.00
    A conversation with people of different faiths of how they practice faith daily, how it affects their decisions and actions on a day-to-day basis. This discussion is hoping to shine a light on similarity and unity in practice and learn about some difference between religious cultures. …

  • Monday 14 November

    Inter Faith Week: Exhibition and Panel

    Endeavour House, IP1 2BX . 9.00 – Friday 18 November 17.00
    Suffolk County Council are taking part in Interfaith Week. We have been working in co-production with the local Multi-Faith Agency to create an exhibition display. This will include posters, artifacts, books and the board game 'Diversity'.

    We are also creating videos where people will talk a bit about their faith and this will be shared throughout the council.

    There will also be a panel talk where we will invite staff over lunchtime on 16th Nov to come to talk to people of different faiths about their religion/belief.
    We will be providing quizzes as a way of interacting with staff. …

    Kirklees Community Faith Quilt

    Dewsbury Library, Unit D Railway Street Dewsbury Centre, Dewsbury WF12 8EQ
    Community craft groups across Kirklees have been busy making quilting squares on the theme of HOME and what it means to the people of Kirklees. The final quilt will be displayed during Inter Faith Week.

    A range of interfaith activities in lessons.

    St Bede's RC High School, Green Lane, Blackburn, BB2 4SR. 9.00 – Friday 18 November 16.00
    Pupils are writing postcards to pupils at another local school about aspects of their own faith and sharing their faith experiences. Lessons have taken place where pupils will learn about different world faiths and reflect on their own faith. Pupils will have question and answer lessons with staff from different faiths to explore and learn more about aspects of other religions. Pupils will contribute to a 'wall of faith' display with their own reflections of what faith means to them.…

    Imams/Clergy/Faith Leaders Meeting

    Halifax Minster, Causeway, Halifax HX1 1QL. 10.00 – 12.30
    This is an annual meeting of the above to come together from the different faiths to talk, share a meal and find ways to work together towards creating community cohesion in the very diverse Calderdale area in West Yorkshire.…

    Inter Faith Monday at the Movies

    Huddersfield Library, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2SU. 14.00 – 16.00
    An inter faith movie screening at Huddersfield Library. …

    Panel: Defining faith, between religion and culture?

    Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, CB3 9BS.. 17.15 – 18.30
    What does it mean to be a person of faith? What does faith mean to others? Approaching inter-faith or inter-religious relations, it is easy to make assumptions about terms based on our own background and experience. As part of UK Inter Faith Week, DivSoc Chair Lucy Lipfriend (an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge) chairs discussion, inviting panellists to reflect on whether they identify as people of faith, and what the ingredients of such identity might be—cultural and/or religious.

    Inter Faith Monday at the Movies

    Batley Library, 14 Market Pl, Batley WF17 5DA. . 17.30 – 19.00
    FREE matinee showings to celebrate Inter Faith week.…

    Invitation from the Mayor of Reading to Reading Interfaith Group

    The Mayor's Parlour is in Reading Civic Offices, Bridge St, Reading RG1 2LU. 18.00 – 19.30
    An inclusive opportunity to meet in the Mayor's Parlour, discuss opportunities for inter faith in our town and create a multi-faith Calender for 2023 together.

    The purpose of the event is to promote the aims of the Reading Interfaith Group.
    These are:-
    To enable members of different faiths to learn about and experience each other’s beliefs, practices, and traditions.
    To acknowledge each other’s differing spiritual paths
    To challenge misinformation and prejudice.
    To promote friendship through interfaith dialogue and hospitality locally and nationally.
    To support interfaith initiatives organised in the Reading area by faith and community leaders.…

  • Tuesday 15 November

    Breakfast forum: “We don’t talk religion or politics!”

    The Faith & Belief Forum, Star House, 104 Grafton Road, London NW5 4BA. 8.30 – 10.00
    Faith and belief can be integral to people’s identity, how they see the world, and what is important to them. Knowledgeable and inclusive workplaces, which understand lived experiences and are able to meet employees’ needs, are essential to enabling individuals, teams, and organisations to thrive. Yet faith and belief inclusion is often overlooked, sometimes out of fear of ‘getting it wrong’. We can help.

    This National Inter Faith Week, you are warmly invited to join The Faith & Belief Forum at our training space in Kentish Town for networking and discussion over breakfast. Presentations will explore the common myth that talking about religion is necessarily awkward and uncomfortable, and how this idea harms employers and employees. Get to know The Faith & Belief Forum's key principles for faith inclusion and how they can support workplaces to open up rather than close down sensitive conversations, enabling you to meet the needs of your diverse teams and support everyone to thrive at work.…

    Coat Collection and Optional Tour of the Building

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Davenport, Stockport SK3 8SA. 10.30 – 12.00
    Collecting good coats for 'Wrap up Manchester', followed by a tour of the building. …

    Woolf Institute Conference

    Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0UB. 12.00 – Wednesday 16 November 12.45
    Exploring themes linking religious studies and subjects concerning faith, trust and relationships to examine how these themes (taken individually or collectively) create harmony or tension between faith communities, between people of all faiths and none, or between people of faith and their social, political and cultural environments.

    We define our terms broadly:
    "Faith" is taken to mean any belief in or acceptance of doctrines of a religion.
    "Trust" is taken to mean believing in or reliance on the honesty, reliability and ability of another
    "Relationships" is taken to mean connections between people, communities, or religious, social and cultural practices.…

    Garden Dedication

    University of Wolverhampton Chaplaincy Molineux Street WV1 1AD. 13.00 – 14.00
    A gathering of students and staff to celebrate the dedication of a small area of garden at the University of Wolverhampton Multi Faith Chaplaincy. …

    Film and Faith Discussion

    W147, Williams Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT. 15.45 – 19.00
    Our aim is to create dialogue and learn from each other and what better way than through the medium of film? You do not need to be religious or follow any faith to take part in the discussion - the more different views, the better!

    Watch the acclaimed film The Emigrant, at our free film screening and join panel members, Cllr. Caroline Stock, Dr James Charlton, Revd. Julie Gittoes, Rabbi Jeff Berger, Milijana Bodroza - International Politics and Law Alumna and Anna Hussain from Nisa-Nashim for questions and a lively discussion about the film. The biblical tale of Joseph is told from an Egyptian perspective in this interesting character study.

    Celebrating Interfaith Week

    Milk and Honey Cafe St Peters House, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9GH. 17.00 – 18.30
    An evening on campus exploring all things interfaith. We will be having discussion spaces, a chance for burning questions, introductions to other students of faith and with no faith on campus and a quiz in a chilled cafe style environment. …

    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.…

    Inter faith tales from Wales

    Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cf5 2YB. 18.00 – 21.00
    Evening talks with dinner and creative inter faith activities.…

    Feast of Faiths

    John Storer House, Wards End, Loughborough, Leics LE11 3HA. 18.00 – 21.00
    The return of popular annual activity, hosted by Loughborough Council of Faiths: food, fun and frolics!…

    Scriptural Reasoning: Poverty

    The Salvation Army Morden 21 Crown Lane Morden SM4 5BY. 19.00 – 20.30
    Sacred texts have much to teach us about poverty and justice. Join Merton Citizens for a Scriptural Reasoning evening, a practice of inter-faith reading where small groups of Christians, Jews and Muslims read short passages from their scriptures and reflect on them together.

    In the context of Living Wage Week and the cost of living crisis the evening will be a time to reflect and a call to pursue justice.

    We will also share together delicious Syrian food. …

  • Wednesday 16 November

    Information stall

    Harpur Square, Bedford, MK40. 10.00 – 17.00
    Information stall at Bedford Charter Market, providing information about the activities of Bedford Council of Faiths.




    AWAZ Cumbria and the South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) present talks on inter faith

    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.

    Dave Bullard has been a Quaker all his life, with a long career in education. Since retirement he has taken a great interest in the Buddhist Faith, particularly following the Vietnamese Buddhist, Thich Nhat Hanh. His talk is about the Quaker Peace Testimony which originated in South Lakeland.

    Imam Abdur Rashid was born in Carlisle, Cumbria. He is the Imam, leader of the Muslims who congregate, attend or are connected to Carlisle Islamic Centre. He has been active in interfaith dialogue and events as the Imam there and intends to continue to build bridges with all communities on humanitarian grounds of peace, collaboration and education.

    Afternoon Tea with Places of Welcome

    Top Church, High Street, DY1 1QD. 13.15 – 15.00
    Places of Welcome is a national network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to connect, belong and contribute. Come join us and others in the community for an afternoon tea of fun and excitement.

    Woolf Institute Research Afternoon

    Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0UB . 14.30 – 18.45
    Join the Woolf Institute to hear from its multidisciplinary researchers from around the world. For one afternoon, the Woolf Institute research team will convene in Cambridge to discuss their research and propose ideas for the future. We hope that the research afternoon will offer a unique opportunity to evaluate and further develop our diverse research into contemporary religion and society.…

    Coffee and Chat

    Coffee and Chat, Christ Church, Lammas Street, Carmarthen, SA31 3DU. 15.00 – 17.00
    As part of the Inter Faith Week, we are having a coffee and chat on the 16th of November between 3 and 5 pm at Christ Church in Carmarthen. It is an open invitation for all those who would like to meet people from different parts of the world and get to know them and welcome them into our community. Please pass on this information with anybody you think will like to come for a cuppa and meet and make new friends. …

  • Thursday 17 November

    Panel Debate

    Bushey United Synagogue. 19.30 – 22.00
    Panel from different faiths discussing prayer and the pandemic.…

  • Friday 18 November

    Inter Faith Week Roadshow - Glastonbury

    Glastonbury Library, 1 Orchard Court, Glastonbury BA6 9JB. 10.00 – 12.00
    To celebrate Inter Faith Week we are travelling the county to share, celebrate and educate. Activities include: learning about other faiths, family & children's activities, talks, living book (15 minutes 1-1), meet new communities, stalls, Buddhist meditation and much much more...…

    Eco Show and Tell Sustainability Fair

    The Ricketts Quadrangle, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT. 11.00 – 14.00
    Eco Show and Tell Sustainability Fair will be held on campus at Middlesex University in partnership with Barnet Multi Faith Forum and Shiri Atsmon of non-profit sustainable children’s publishing house Helpful Kids. Stewardship and protection of the planet lies at the heart of faith and staff, students and the public will have the opportunity to hear about encouraging cycling and walking to get fit and reduce car usage, educating young people about nature, helping bees flourish, tasting vegan cakes, growing your own food, buying locally produced honey and things made out of rubbish, improving recycling and waste collection, indoor composting of food waste, eco-friendly cleaning products and children's parties plus much more.…

    Remembering the History of the Little Blue Church

    Little Blue Church, 330 Abbey Lane, Leicester, LE4 2AB. 19.00 – 20.30
    Illustrated presentation with photos and stories. Come and also share your stories! What are your memories of coming to Sunday School, or Youth Club, the Health Centre or other times and events? …

  • Saturday 19 November

    Faith and Domestic Abuse Conference in Leicester

    Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, Rothley Street, Leicester LE4 6LF. 10.00 – 14.00
    Free conference with aim of raising awareness about the relation between domestic abuse and faith. Speakers include Leicester City Councillors Ashiedu Joel, Manjit Kaur Saini, Nita Solanki; Meena Kumari, H.O.P.E. Training & Consultancy; Kartar Singh Bring, Head of Chaplaincy, University Hospitals Leicester; Yasmin Surti, Secretary, Federation of Muslim Organisations; Superintendent Manjit Atwal, QPM Head of Delivery, Violence Against Women and Girls (College of Policing); Asha Gosai, Domestic Violence Caseworker, Zinthya Trust; Pastor Ruth Olugbenga. …

    Inter Faith Air Quality Conference

    The Balaji Temple, 101 Dudley Road East, Tividale, Birmingham, B69 3DU. 10.00 – 12.30
    A conference discussing inter faith and air quality. There will be a variety of talks about the work of faith communities in the local area.…

    Church Open Day and Celebration - including fundraising fayre

    Little Blue Church, 330 Abbey Lane, Leicester, LE4 2AB. 11.30 – 15.00
    Lunch served 12:00-13:30pm. Official ribbon cutting at 2.00pm with Pastor Janette Shardlow and Councillor Vijay Riyait, Abbey Ward. …

    Harmony of Religions: A Basic Bahá’í Principle

    Quaker Meeting House, 16 Queens Road, Leicester LE2 1WP. 15.00 – 16.30
    Public talk on one of the central teachings of the Bahá’í Faith: the essential harmony of religions, with Khazeh Fananapazir. "... he who longs for light welcomes it from whatever source it comes." ('Abdul-Bahá)…

  • Sunday 20 November

    Grand Re-Opening of Little Blue Church - Service of Celebration

    Little Blue Church, 330 Abbey Lane, Leicester, LE4 2AB. 10.00 – 12.00
    A service of celebration to commemorate the re-opening of The Little Blue Church. It was built in 1894 and in the last year has undergone a complete refurbishment.

    Light For Leeds - An Inter Faith Week event

    Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH. 12.00 – 16.00
    Featuring representatives of different faiths and non-faith organisations, and celebrating what we have in common. There will be stalls in the Rose Room, Kirkstall Abbey's Visitor Centre and outdoor performances.

    Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) BGKT Open Meeting during Inter Faith Week

    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

    Tree planting for the Queen’s Canopy

    Well End Scout Centre, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 5PR. 14.00 – 16.00
    Help in planting 30 whips (tree saplings)…

    Open Mic Night

    SU Lounge, Granta Pl, Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RU. 18.00 – 20.00
    The highlight of the week! Bring your best and baddest religious or faith inspired poems, songs and jokes for an open mic night! This is a non-judgemental space celebrating the culture and creativity often associated with religion. Of course, we will be having some amazing free food provided by Urban Butterfly Cafe! …

  • Monday 21 November

    Speed Dialogue

    St Mary's University Waldegrave Road Strawberry Hill TW1 4SX. 16.30 – 18.00
    St Mary's University and Richmond Interfaith Forum invite you to a Speed Dialogue event at the University where you will have the opportunity to meet and share perspectives with a number of different faiths and beliefs through a 'speed dating' format. We particularly welcome young people.…

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