Activities calendar

Inter Faith Week 2017 has now drawn to a close. Activities are still being added for reporting purposes.

  • Monday 6 November

    Display of interfaith books

    Quaker Centre Book Shop, Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
    A display in the Quaker Book Shop of books of interest relating to faiths and interfaith activity. Available to view at any time the Centre is open, 8am - 7pm weekdays and 8.30 - 3.30 on Saturdays.…

  • Saturday 11 November

    1 City, 1 Celebration

    Curve, Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB. 12.00 – 17.00
    Different communities, running a stand or stall where they showcase their heritage, culture and achievements via their history, traditions and free giveaway samples of food associated with their community. Complete with opportunities to showcase national costume, dance and music along…

  • Sunday 12 November

    Activity of social integration with young people

    Noor House, Newton st, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9PQ. 11.00 – Sunday 19 November 18.00
    We are yet to finalise the activity but will range from cooking to football and a deep learning of other faiths.…

  • Monday 13 November

    Painting Places of Faith in Derby Art Exhibition at the Multi-Faith Centre

    Multi-Faith Centre, DE22 1GB
    Juliet Goodden’s paintings and drawings are always the product of close observation. In 2011 she began two years artistic research into the various religious communities that reflect Derby’s cultural diversity.
    This exhibition represents her achievement to make visible, by…

    Celebrating Faith & Belief

    The Exchange, University Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE
    The Multifaith Chaplaincy at Falmouth University and the University of Exeter will be marking Interfaith Week with an interactive photograph exhibition where our students and staff can come and have an instant photograph taken and join the conversation by sharing…

    InterFaith Tea Party with the Mayor

    York House, York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ. 13.00 – 16.00
    The Richmond upon Thames InterFaith Forum will be hosting a tea party with the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames to which representatives of other faith and belief groups will be invited.



    Multi-Faith Centre Annual Lecture by Dr Ataullah Siddiqui entitled ‘Wrestling with Modernity: Enlightenment to ISIS

    Multi-Faith Centre, DE22 1GB. 18.00 – 20.00
    This Annual Lecture is on the theme of Europe's cultural debt to the Classical Islamic Civilisation.
    Dr Ataullah Siddiqui is a reader in Religious Pluralism and Inter-Faith Relations at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education where he was…

    Quiz night - A Question of Unity

    Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Road, SW9 7PH. 19.00 – 20.30
    The quiz will focus on what makes Lambeth a great place to live and work - a lovely way to find out more about our community. No previous knowledge required; we promise the questions will be easy!
    The…

    Interfaith Week: Breaking Down Stereotypes; Youth Perspectives

    24 GREENCOAT PLACE, LONDON SW1P 1RD. 19.00 – 21.00
    You are warmly invited to a Stories of Trust event to celebrate Inter Faith Week.

    We will hear stories from young faith leaders sharing how faith responds in global crises and how it can strengthen communities. On…

    A Night of Comedy

    Westminster Synagogue, Rutland Gardens, SW7 1BX. 19.00 – 22.30
    Westminster Synagogue invite you to laugh the night away and celebrate its 60th Anniversary Year.
    To mark the beginning of Interfaith Week, four talented comedians of different faiths take to our stage and host an unforgettable evening. Join Omid,…

    Islam & Atheism - Irreconcilable enemies? How can humanists & Muslims make it work?

    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL . 19.30 – 21.30
    Around 5% of the population (12% of Londoners) identifies as Muslim, while over 50% do not identify with any religion, including around 20-25% with a Humanist worldview.
    Looking beyond the belief/unbelief divide, where are the fundamental differences, and the…

  • Tuesday 14 November

    Faiths Together in Croydon ‘Faith Togetherness’ Photography Exhibition

    CVA conference room 82 London Road West Croydon CR0 2TB
    Photography exhibition on the theme of Faith Togetherness.
    Thirty photographs entered into our Interfaith Week competition including the first and second prize winners in the under and over 20's categories.
    Displayed at the CVA conference room 82…

    Inter-Faith Tree Planting

    Thornes Park, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield WF2 8DY. 10.45 – 12.30
    The symbolic planting of an oak tree by people of all faiths and none, supported by WMDC Arboricultural Officer and Wakefield Tree Warden, attended by the Mayor of Wakefield. People of all ages and abilities welcome.
    Followed by refreshments…

    Coffee Morning and Shared Readings

    Kendal Town Hall (Bindloss Room), Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4DL. 11.00 – 13.00
    Coffee Morning from 11.00am. Drop by and enjoy refreshments and then stay from 12.00noon until 1.00pm if you would like to for shared readings and reflections on the theme of 'Listening' introduced by the Mayor of Kendal. An opportunity for…

    Interfaith social evening with buffet meal

    ILFORD ISLAMIC CENTRE 52-58 Albert Road , Ilford IG1 1HW . 18.30 – 20.30
    Redbridge Faith Forum annual interfaith evening of good food, fun entertainment, a prize draw and the opportunity to socialize with friends from other faiths and cultural backgrounds. This is an informal event aimed at bringing people together from all faiths…

  • Wednesday 15 November

    Interfaith Exhibition

    Yeading Junior School, Carlyon Road, Hayes Middlesex UB4 8QA. 9.00 – 10.00
    Yeading Junior School present an exhibition of work displaying our understanding of Interfaith engagement. Children have worked at home with their families to produce an exhibit what on 'Interfaith' means to them. Each class has also worked on a joint…

    Festival of Light

    Chaplaincy, University of Portsmouth, Nuffield Centre, St Michael's Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2ED. 12.00 – 17.00
    At the University of Portsmouth, the Chaplaincy works with the Students' Union to put together an afternoon that brings together the various student faith societies, and gives staff and students the opportunity to meet people from different faiths and cultures…

    Eden Girls’ School Interfaith Exhibition

    Eden Girls' School, 183-187 Bath Road, Slough, SL1 4AA. 14.30 – 16.30
    Pupils from Eden Girls' School will be taking part in activities related to different faiths and beliefs. In particular, Year 7 will be making bread and pretzels, Year 8 will be writing spirituality poems, Year 9 will be producing religious…

    Newtown YMCA Big Bike Event

    YMCA Newtown Youth & Community Centre. 16.00 – 18.00
    Free Bike Activities for everyone in the community, no booking necessay:
    • Bike Dr for free bike checks and advice
    • Smoothie Bike - make your own smoothie using bike power!
    • Balance Bike Try Outs

    Alan Rainer on failures in education

    Hinsley room Morpeth Terrace SW1P 1EP. 16.00 – 17.00
    Alan Rainer has done a lot of research into the failures of British education especially religious education. …

    Discussion Evening: Topic - The Basic Beliefs of our Faiths

    Venue is the Havering Islamic Cultural Centre in Waterloo Road, Romford RM7 0AA.. 20.30 – 21.30
    Speakers from Christianity, Sikhism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and the Baha'i Faith speak about their basic beliefs. There will be time for refreshments and questions. …

  • Thursday 16 November

    South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) presents talks on interfaith by Rabbi Robert Ash and Mrs Harsha Shukla MBE

    The Quaker Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4BH. 10.30 – 13.00
    South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) presents talks on interfaith by Rabbi Robert Ash and Mrs Harsha Shukla MBE

    Rabbi Ash is the Rabbi of the Liberal Jewish Communities in Cumbria, Lancaster and Preston (http://www.liberaljudaism.org/who-we-are/whos-who/rabbi-dr-robert-ash/)…

    Spirituality in the Hospice Environment

    Coventry Myton Hospice. 11.00 – 14.00
    Enhance your understanding of the range of support services provided at Myton Hospices. Engage with other faith leaders as well as health professionals around spirituality themes relevant to supporting patients receiving palliative care and their families. This is a free…

    Monty’s Bike Hub - Youth Bike Repair and Get Together

    Monty's Community Hub, 59 Montague Avenue, Sholing, Southampton, SO19 0QB. 17.00 – 20.00
    As part of Inter Faith Week 2017, which runs from 13th – 19th November, Cycling UK will be running two bike related youth events in Southampton in partnership with local organisations - Newtown Youth and Community Centre, IKAN (Active Kids,…

    Faith, Race and Culture Event - workshop and discussion

    Arcadis House, 34 York Way, London N1 9AB. 17.30 – 20.00
    As part of creating inclusive workplaces that meet local needs and enable people to be themselves at work we are holding a built environment event focusing on how we enable people to recognise, respect, value people's faiths.

    Annual Event Celebration - “Building Good Relations”

    Holy Trinity Primary School, Saville Park Road, Halifax HX1 2ES. 18.00 – 20.00
    Calderdale Interfaith Council is holding its annual event. Theme for this year is 'Building Good Relations'. The evening will begin with a buffet at 6.00pm. From 6.30pm the event will consist of a full mixed programme including musical items, links…

    Faith and Safety Meeting

    Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE. 18.00 – 20.00
    Free for all: "Faith and Safety: Faith Leaders Forum" is a public meeting followed by light refreshments and networking.
    Speakers: Cllr Shah, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, Camden Council and DS Garth Hall, Hate Crime Liaison Officer, Metropolitan…

    The Light in the Stone, a tale of ancient light and sacred secrets

    St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AG. 19.30 – 22.00
    A storytelling performance with live music weaving together stories from folklore and legends of the three Abrahamic religions
    Storyteller: Sarah Deco
    Violin, Harp: Ilana Cravitz
    Percussion: Elizabeth Nott
    More information:
    www.sarahdecostoryteller.com/the-light-in-the-stone…

    In The Presence of Angels - A vigil for Peace and reconciliation between faiths

    St James Church , High Street , Avebury SN8 1RF. 19.30 – 21.00
    Join us at St James Church Avebury An evening of Music, silence, prayer, readings, refreshments and celebration to mark what we hold in common and pray for peace between faiths . Enhanced by Giant representations of the four Archangels the…

  • Friday 17 November

    Faith reflections on the Sustainable Development Goals

    St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG. 11.00 – 13.00
    Join us as we share and discuss faith reflections on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
    In April we had our first event ‘Faith Reflections on Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’. As a follow up we…

    Interfaith & Well-being coffee morning

    Bru Coffee & Gelato, St George's Centre, Harrow HA1 1HS. 11.00 – 13.00
    Join us to celebrate Inter Faith Week with a well-being twist. Our coffee morning is a relaxed opportunity for Harrow residents of all faiths and none to come together and talk about what makes them happy. We’ll be discussing the…

    Multi faith Storytelling

    High Town Methodist Church, 47 High Town Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 0BW. 18.30 – 20.30
    This evening of Multi faith Storytelling will feature stories of virtues and values from across different faith traditions, beautifully presented by the Khayyal Theatre Company.…

  • Saturday 18 November

    Interfaith pop-up cafe

    Beccles library Blyburgate, Beccles NR34 9TB. 10.00 – 12.00
    A chance to chat to folk of other faiths over tea and cakes…

    MANY FAITHS, ONE HUMANITY INTERFAITH EVENT

    Pleckgate High School, Pleckgate Road, Blackburn, BB1 8QA. 10.00 – 15.00
    A one day celebration during National Inter Faith Week which will bring people together people of many faiths. We plan to showcase exhibitions from the different faiths. We will have short presentations delivered by children, highlighting their understanding of the…

    The Batley Poets - Anything Goes

    Batley Library and Art Gallery, WF17 5DA. 14.00 – 16.00
    "If you’ve got a favourite poem (that may also have a special memory for you) or you’ve written a poem yourself please share it. Come and join us in Batley Library for a cuppa and a chat between 2.00 PM…

    Scriptural Reasoning

    Fulwood Methodist church, Watling street road, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8EA. 14.30 – 16.00
    A taster of Scriptural Reasoning; this is a tool for inter-faith dialogue whereby people of different faiths come together to read and reflect on their scriptures. Unlike some forms of inter-faith engagement, it is not about seeking agreement but rather…

    London Buddhist Vihara InterFaith Celebration

    London Buddhist Vihara, The Avenue, Chiswick, London W4 1UD. 16.00 – 20.00
    Perspectives & Reflections by peoples of different faiths exploring the theme of “Bringing Communities Together Through Interfaith Dialogue”
    Free event with refreshments
    Panel discussion with audience participation
    Collaboration between children of the local Christian &…

    Christian Muslim Storytelling

    St.Thomas Church, 103 Bedford Rd, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 4DU. 16.45 – 19.00
    Join us as part of Inter Faith Week for the first time in Letchworth Garden City, an afternoon of dramatic, inspiring performance of wise tales:
    *Flight to Abyssinia: How the Negus a Christian king, granted safe haven to the…

    The Bundle - an asylum seeker’s story

    Brentford and Isleworth Quaker Meeting, Quakers Lane, London Road, Isleworth, UK, TW7 5AZ . 19.00 – 21.00
    A performance of the play The Bundle. Based on the true story of a woman and her three young children, it follows Adilah’s abuse and denial of human rights in Chechnya. Escaping her forced marriage she arrives in the UK,…

  • Sunday 19 November

    Jain temple tour

    557 Kenton Road, Kenton, Middlesex HA3 9RS. 10.30 – 12.00
    Visit a Jain temple and follow a guided tour.…

    Interfaith Service

    Kendal Unitarian Chapel, Branthwaite Brow, Market Place, Kendal LA9 4TN. 11.00 – 11.45
    Interfaith Service on the theme of 'Listening' led by interfaith minister Reverend Amanda Reynolds with contributions from members of South Lakeland Interfaith Forum and friends. Followed by refreshments in the School Room.…

    Open House for Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day

    Jewish Museum London, 129-131 Albert Street, NW1 7NB. 13.00 – 16.00
    On Sunday 19th November from 1 – 4pm the Jewish Museum welcomes all visitors for a special Free Entry Open House afternoon as part of Inter Faith Week (12th – 19th Nov) and Mitzvah Day (19th Nov).

    Remembrance Event: Trauma, Mental Health and Well-being

    Eritrean Muslim Community Association, Al-Nagashi Centre, 282-291 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2ND. 13.00 – 18.00
    An afternoon that includes lunch, information stands, talks, group activities and a human library. The programme is intended to help participants to learn more about how trauma impacts on people's lives and how people can recover, develop resilience and experience…

    Collection for Refugees

    Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue, Auckland Road CAMBRIDGE CB5 8DW. 13.00 – 17.00
    Cambridge City of Sanctuary, Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue, and Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group (CamCrag) have teamed together to invite local faith groups to participate in Mitzvah Day by asking members to donate on that day a small item or…

    The Bundle - an asylum seeker’s story

    Brentford and Isleworth Quaker Meeting, Quakers Lane, London Road, Isleworth, UK, TW7 5AZ. 14.00 – 16.00
    A performance of the play The Bundle. Based on the true story of a woman and her three young children, it follows Adilah’s abuse and denial of human rights in Chechnya. Escaping her forced marriage she arrives in the UK,…

    Interfaith Tea Party for the Elderly

    ha8. 15.00 – 17.00
    Senior members of a synagogue, two churches and an islamic centre in Edgware and Burnt Oak, London, are invited for a diversi-tea party served by the youth of those faith communities. Menu will include discussion points and musical entertainment will…

    Food and Faith

    Bradford Catherdral, 1 Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EH
    To mark Inter Faith Week, Bradford Cathedral are organising an event on the theme of 'Food and Faith'. Join us for food and conversation during Inter Faith Week. …

  • Tuesday 28 November

    Celestialphobia

    Newham Town Hall. 17.00 – 19.00
    A chance to learn about the Celestial Church of Christ and not just the stigma and false reputation it has gained over the last 70 years. For knowledge is power and acquiring it is wisdom. It is important that there…

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