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.

  • Monday 1 November

    Diwali workshop

    Southam College, Welsh Road West, CV47 0JW
    Students learn about Diwali and the Sikh story behind Diwali. Students create models of the golden temple

  • Sunday 7 November

    Week of Prayers and devotion on Hope for the Environment.

    Deiniol cafe, Deiniol center, Bangor, LL57 1NW.. 11.00 – Sunday 14 November 16.00
    Bangor Interfaith group will run a week of Prayer and Devotion on the theme of Hope for the Environment. Christian, Unitarian and Bahai representatives will be running their own style of service on three of the weekdays plus an Opening…

  • Monday 8 November

    Inter faith reflections on COP26: a Hindu/Christian conversation

    Bath. 19.30 – 21.00
    A conversation between Jasmine Khatri, Hindu Climate Action, and Rev Ian Souter, Christian Action For the Environment in Bath and North East Somerset (CAFE BANES), followed by discussion.…

  • Tuesday 9 November

    Faith at Work

    London, UK. 11.00 – Thursday 9 December 12.00
    This webinar highlights the importance of faith for some employees, why it is important to understand their beliefs and how to improve faith inclusion in your workplace.

    During this webinar we will consider:

    What…

  • Wednesday 10 November

    Faith and Environmentalism: from Justice to Action

    London, UK. 19.00 – 19.30
    An online Clubhouse event discussing themes around environmentalism and eco-[inter]faith action, faith values and stewardship, and humanitarianism and clean energy.

    Speakers: Hajar Al-Kaddo, Researcher Associate at the Humanitarian Engineering and Energy for Displacement (HEED) project at Coventry…

  • Thursday 11 November

    Learn About Diwali

    20 Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BT. 11.00 – 12.00
    An opportunity for civil servants from the Department for Education to learn about the origins and meaning of Diwali and enjoy music, dance, presentations, speakers, and a panel discussion.…

    Myth Busting: Islam

    20 Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BT. 12.00 – 14.00
    A 'myth busting session' with the Department for Education Interfaith Network, for colleagues who may be uncertain or curious about Islam and would like to learn more about the religion and the impact Islamophobia has on Muslim people in the…

    Launch Event - Official Opening by Deputy to the Lord Mayor

    Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX. 14.15 – 15.45
    Short presentations on behalf of Birmingham Council of Faiths, Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Faith Leaders Group, Women's Federation for World Peace, Birmingham Faith Map, and Migration stories.…

  • Friday 12 November

    Dharam & Diversity: A Sikh Perspective

    London, UK. 11.25 – 23.59
    An online webinar about the understanding, challenges, and opportunities about the diversity of life. With keynote speaker Dr Jasdev Rai, General Secretary of the British Sikh Consultative Forum, and Founder and Director of the Sikh Human Rights Group.…

  • Saturday 13 November

    Sandwell Breathes

    Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple, Dudley Road E, Tividale, Oldbury, B69 3DU. 10.00 – 16.00
    An event at the Balaji Temple, including children's activities, a nature walk, yoga and a workshop to look at how the community and Temple can work together around air quality issues.…

  • Sunday 14 November

    Inter Faith Workshop

    Rosslyn Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London, NW3 1NG. 0.00 – 0.00
    A workshop run by Hampstead Unitarians to explore dialogue between religions. Hindu Unitarian speaker Indra Sikdar spoke about the diverse origins of the Hindu faith and its pluralistic approach which teaches that there are 'many ways to God'. The Muslim…

    South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) At Home Twice Daily

    Kendal. 7.00 – Sunday 21 November 19.30
    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…

    Reflections on Key Individuals

    Belfast. 9.00 – Sunday 21 November 9.30
    Each day throughout Inter Faith Week, the Northern Ireland Interfaith Forum hosted reflections on key individuals who have contributed to inter faith understanding, such as Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.…

    Interfaith Workshop

    Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3 1NG. 14.00 – 16.00
    On 14 November, to mark the beginning of the annual Interfaith Week, an afternoon workshop was held at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, in Hampstead. It featured three speakers from different religions backgrounds: Hindu Unitarian Indra Sikdar; the Muslim musician and…

    Cookery demo with Suraiya

    Preston, UK. 15.00 – 17.00
    £2 contribution toward ingredients. Contact Penny Craig to book as places are limited to 15.…

    One Planet, One People, One Future

    Medway, UK. 18.00 – 19.30
    A virtual meeting on the topic of 'One Planet, One People, One Future', hosted by Medway Inter Faith Action (MIFA).…

    The Faith Response to COP26

    Sunderland, UK. 18.00 – 19.00
    An online meeting discussing faith responses to COP26, which contributions from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Quaker perspectives.…

    The languages of Manchester’s Muslims and Jews

    Manchester, UK. 19.00 – 21.00
    Greater Manchester’s Muslims and Jews have a very wide range of languages as either their first or second language.

    Yaron Matras, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester and Honorary Professor at the Aston Institute…

  • Monday 15 November

    Seminar - ‘Should Government Do God?’

    Cheltenham, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    A seminar for civil servants at GCHQ on the topic of 'Should Government Do God?', with Krish Kandiah.…

    Bollywood Dancing

    The Grange School, Bradburns Lane, Hartford, Norwich, CW8 1LU. 0.00 – 0.00
    A Bollywood dancing workshop.…

    All In Good Faith

    23 Portland Pl, London W1B 1PZ
    As Part of Inter Faith Week, the Nursing and Midwifery Council held a special webinar entitled #AllInGoodFaith.
    This was the first time the NMC held an event during Inter Faith Week. It was hosted by Anthony Robinson, Assistant…

    Newcastle Council of Faiths Open Meeting

    Newcastle Reform Synagogue, Off the Croft, Kenton Road, Kenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 4RF. 0.00 – 0.00
    An open meeting of Newcastle Council of faiths. Mr Hari Shukla was made Honorary Life President of Newcastle Council of Faiths, and Mr Smajo Benson was awarded the first Hari Shukla award for Inter Faith Work.…

    Guest Speakers

    Eden Girls' School, 183-187 Bath Road, Slough, SL1 4AA. 0.00 – Friday 19 November 0.00
    Guest speakers from the Christian and Sikh faith communities led talks for pupils at Eden Girls' School.…

    Clergy and Imams Meeting.

    Markazi Jamia Masjid, Rhodes Street, Halifax, HX1 5DE. 10.00 – 12.00
    A meeting for Clergy and Imams at Markazi Jamia Masjid. Lunch will be provided following the meeting.…

    Reincarnation Workshop

    Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF
    An all-day workshop run by Inter Faith Minister Anthea Ballam. The workshop opens with a review of the history of reincarnation from East to West, taking in the diverse cultures and faith views on the topic. The workshop also examines…

    Faith and the Climate: Environmental Faith Perspectives, Imperatives and Resources

    Her Majesty's Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Rd, London, SW1A 2HQ. 12.00 – 13.15
    A talk for civil servants with HM Treasury about faith and the climate, with insights and perspectives about the significance of the natural world for people from different faith traditions and the role that faith communities across the world can…

    Faith, Climate and Justice

    RHB 144, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6NW. 13.30 – 16.30
    A presentation by Don de Silva, environmentalist, author, diplomat and Buddhist Chaplain.

    This will give some historical context to world activities on sustainability and climate, as well as a particular focus on the hot issues and agreements…

    Inter Faith Week at Westminster: Wreath Making Workshop

    University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Northwick Park, Roundabout, Harrow, HA1 3TP. 15.00 – 18.00
    At our Remembrance event, we lay red and black wreaths at the base of our memorials to those from the University fallen in the two world wars.

    This workshop event provides an opportunity to make your own…

    Faith at St Helens Library

    The Helens Library, The World of Glass, Chalon Way E, Saint Helens, WA10 1BX. 16.00 – 17.30
    Connect with faith communities and belief groups within the local area as faith leaders deliver readings and inspirational messages.…

    Building Resilience and Understanding Sheffield’s Faith Communities

    Sheffield, UK. 18.00 – 19.30
    This event will explore and showcase how a diverse range of faith communities in Sheffield have provided a wide range of support for a variety of communities throughout the peak of pandemic to present day.…

    ‘Loving Kindness in an Uncertain World’ - A Buddhist Approach

    York Buddhist Centre, 38 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ. 19.00 – 21.00
    We are living in turbulent times and, more than ever, we need to practise loving kindness towards ourselves and others. Join York Buddhist Network for this event.…

    Physical Wellbeing and Faith-Based support in Birmingham

    Birmingham, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    As part of a series of consultations, Health Commissioners at Birmingham City Council share their work supporting physical health in faith communities and hear contributions from faith communities on best practice for physical wellbeing, community needs and areas where public…

    Inter Faith Evening

    Y Plas, Cardiff University Students' Union, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3QN. 19.00 – 20.30
    An inter faith evening with the faith societies of Cardiff University. Will begin with refreshments, followed by a panel discussion involving members of the university's faith societies, who will speak about what being a member of a specific faith tradition…

    Transition into Hereafter

    Medway, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    A talk on the theme 'Transition into Hereafter', with speaker Sheikh Abdur Rehman.…

    Celebration of Inter Faith Week and United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26).

    Crawley, UK. 19.30 – 20.30
    Local faith community representatives invited to present a brief statement which sums up their belief / interest regarding the environmental problems throughout the World that result from changes in local climates caused by Global Warming, together with one practical suggestion…

    Ask Me Anything

    London, SE1 9SG. 19.30 – 21.00
    Jodie, Jewish Enrichment and Engagement sabbatical officer, and Zaynab, Project Manager at Standup UK, are sitting down together to ask each other any questions they have about each other's faith, practices, beliefs, and everything in between. They will also be…

  • Tuesday 16 November

    My Faith and My Work

    Stockport Hospital
    Today, we share stories from members of staff on how their faith/belief supports them in their job role here at the hospital…

    Learning about Hinduism

    Christ Church CE Primary School, Claremont Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B11 1LF. 0.00 – 0.00
    Pupils at Christ Church enjoyed a presentation about Hinduism, given by a member of the Hindu community.…

    Inter Faith Week Assembly

    Trinity School, Buckeridge Road, Teignmouth, Devon, United Kingdom, TQ14 8LY. 0.00 – 0.00
    An Inter Faith Week assembly, with Year 7s presenting interesting facts about a variety of different faiths.…

    Mindfulness and Meditation

    North Cestrian School, Dunham Road, Altrincham, WA14 4AJ. 0.00 – 0.00
    Lunchtime mindfulness and meditation activities for pupils and staff.…

    Education session on Sikhism

    Medway Maritime Hospital, Windmill Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5NY. 0.00 – 23.59
    Inter Faith Week education session led by Dalbir Kaur Bahia, President of the Gurudwara in Gillingham about Sikhism. With display and a stall with religious artefacts in the Dining Room with help from the Trust’s Lead Chaplain the Reverend Ruth…

    Seminar (FCDO) - ‘Has Science Killed God?’

    King Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AH. 0.00 – 0.00
    A seminar for civil servants at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office on the topic of 'Has Science Killed God?', with Krish Kandiah.…

    Craft Activities

    Wakefield, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    YPO posted a video demonstrating three craft activities for schools to use to create conversations and teach children about different beliefs and cultures.…

    Partnership working

    Lancashire, UK. 10.30 – 12.00
    Briefing / discussion around partnership working with local authority and health sector colleagues, aimed at Lancashire faith leaders - building on meetings that have been held over the past year. Will include: implications of changes to the Lancashire health infrastructure;…

    Bereavement Workshop

    Brighton, UK. 10.30 – 12.30
    Peter Wells, who has been a lead chaplain in hospice care and the NHS as well as being a therapist, will lead a workshop on bereavement and loss. This is an opportunity to share experiences with each other and learn…

    Inter Faith Week Chat about your experiences of religion in health and social care

    Solihull, UK. 10.30 – 11.00
    Come and join us for an informal online chat about your experiences of religion in health and social care in Solihull. …

    Free Online Talk with Tameer and Gherado

    St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX. 11.00 – 12.30
    Join a discussion on 'Human Development from an Islamic perspective: the work of Emardev and its inter faith dimension'.…

    How Our Communities Fought Back Against COVID

    Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF. 11.00 – 12.00
    An event for civil servants, with leading experts in faith and community engagement telling the story of the work that communities have been doing and the challenges that they have faced.…

    Faith Places of Sanctuary Workshop

    Birmingham, UK. 12.00 – 13.15
    This workshop is designed for places of worship exploring what is involved in becoming a Faith Place of Sanctuary. We will hear about schools and a church that have become Places of Sanctuary. We will also hear from a mosque…

    Community Cohesion Masterclass

    Breathing Space, Portland Building, DeMonfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH. 12.00 – Thursday 18 November 12.30
    Join us to learn more about OpenFaith & Welfare support at DMU, how we can challenge bias, respect difference in our daily lives and gain a better understanding of what we all have in common.

    Two masterclasses:…

    Women, Faith, and Leadership

    20 Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BT. 12.00 – 13.00
    With the Department for Education Interfaith Network. Women who have a faith, or no faith, and those who have different philosophies, will be sharing their experiences of how their convictions have helped them in their leadership journey, including how their…

    Free Online Talk

    St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX. 13.00 – 13.45
    A free online talk on the topic 'My failed mission to find God - and what I found instead'.…

    Bring and Share Lunch

    Wolverhampton, UK. 13.00 – 14.00
    A bring and share lunch with Interfaith Wolverhampton. Guest speaker Emma Peters, Engagement and Communication Officer and the Clinical Commissioning Group for Wolverhampton, speaking about the engagement that they do as a CCG and ways to get involved with them.…

    Faith and Belief - Not Walking On Eggshells

    Westminster, London, UK. 13.00 – 13.45
    Living and working with faith and belief in the Civil Service: a dialogue between Cabinet Office, Crown Commercial Service and the Food Standards Agency…

    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?

    Seminar: Jewish-Muslim alliances combating Antisemitism and Islamophobia

    Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, CB3 9BS. 14.15 – 16.00
    Cambridge Interfaith Programme welcomes Derviş Hızarcı, Program Director at the Berlin-based Alfred Landecker Foundation, for this UK Interfaith Week addition to our Interreligious Relations seminar series. Seminars are livestreamed from the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.

    The Inter Faith Communities Responsibility to Tackle Domestic Abuse - Online Webinar

    London, UK. 15.00 – 16.00
    For this year's Inter Faith Week and to launch Faith Against Domestic Abuse Awareness Week (22-26 November), Faiths Forum for London are hosting an online webinar to discuss faith communities' responsibility in tackling domestic abuse.

    Speakers include:

    Lantern Crafts

    Eccleston Library, The Carrington Centre, 230 The Green, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 5TE. 15.30 – 17.00
    Make lanterns to celebrate Inter Faith Week.…

    Fostering Inclusivity in Your School with The Faith & Belief Forum

    Star House, 104 Grafton Rd, London NW5 4BA
    Join F&BF; for an engaging CPD webinar introducing and modelling activities from our programmes, designed to support your school’s Years 4-9. RE/PSHE/Citizenship/RSE offer.

    Aim: To provide an overview of the multi-layered education programmes that F&BF; is…

    3 Takes 1 Story

    Birmingham, B32 3NT. 16.30 – 17.30
    Hear from leaders and editors in faith-based journalism talking about the opportunities and challenges on reporting about their community, for their community and within their community.…

    Islamic Holy Sites in Saudi Arabia: A Virtual Tour

    York Mosque and Islamic Centre, Bull Lane, YO10 3EN. 17.00 – 20.00
    A virtual tour of Islamic holy sites in Saudi Arabia, using virtual reality technology. It will take you into a tour around the Muslim holy sites in Saudi Arabia, to see how the Ka'bah looked like 1,400 years ago compared…

    Women’s Health and Wellbeing in Birmingham Faith Communities

    Birmingham, UK. 17.00 – 18.30
    Health Commissioners at Birmingham City Council invite you to share how we can collectively improve women’s health and wellbeing, share areas where support is needed and good practice from different faith communities, as well as areas in which BCC can…

    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.

    Parkes Institute Inter Faith Lecture

    Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton, Highfield Road, Southampton, SO17 1BF. 18.00 – 19.30
    Drawing on her anthropological work with initiatives in Muslim-Jewish dialogue in the UK, Yulia Egorova will talk about how the participants in these initiatives conceptualise the commonalities and particularities of their communities’ experiences. In this presentation and in conversation with…

    Afro-centrism and Islam

    Preston, UK (online). 18.30 – 19.30
    History from a black perspective, Ahmed James and Cecil Walsh, On Zoom. (See below for ID & Passcode)…

    Mental Wellbeing and Faith-Centred Support in Birmingham

    Birmingham, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    As part of a series of consultations, Health Commissioners at Birmingham City Council share their work supporting mental health & wellbeing in faith communities and hear contributions from faith communities on best practice for mental wellbeing, community needs and areas…

    Abdul’-Baha, Champion of Universal Peace

    Medway, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    A talk on Abdul'-Baha, presented by Luz Moshtael and Hugh Hawkins.…

    Workshop - ‘The Role of Faith Within Healing’

    St Joseph's Church Hall, Braccan Walk, Bracknell, RG12 1HA. 19.15 – 21.00
    A talk on the role of faith in healing.

    Programme:
    19:15: Refreshments
    19:30 Introduction
    19:35: Speaker (Christian)
    19:48: Speaker (Baha'i)
    20:00: Speaker (Hindu)
    20:12: Breather
    20:17: Speaker (Sikh)
    20:30:…

    Making War, Keeping Faith:  Poetic Reflections on War and Religion -  with Dr Mary Brewer   Online Event

    Leicester. 19.30 – 21.00
    This workshop will offer participants the change to gain insight into how those who have experienced war (either in combat or on the home front) have used poetry to explore the role of religion and the place of faith in…

  • Wednesday 17 November

    Mandala Art and Meditation

    The Grange School, Bradburns Lane, Hartford, Chesire, CW8 1LU. 0.00 – 0.00
    A mandala workshop and meditation session.

    Two sessions: Wednesday 17th; Friday 19th

    Many Hands Many Faiths Workshop

    The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG. 0.00 – 0.00
    The New Art Gallery Walsall have uploaded a video workshop to their YouTube channel, showing how to create a banner displaying hand gestures from different religious and spiritual moments, such as prayer.

    Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G4Ryyp14xE…

    Metropolitan Police Talk

    New Scotland Yard, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JL. 0.00 – 0.00
    Officers from Crime Prevention Inclusion and Engagement (CPIE), Metropolitan Police Service faith officers, and faith leaders came together at New Scotland Yard to hold an open talk group, discussing how we can work together, building trust and confidence with all…

    The Baha’i Faith

    Mansfield, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    The Unitarian Community held their regular discussion, and invited a Baha'i speaker to talk about the Baha'i Faith. A video clip of chiefs in Democratic Republic of Congo showed them attending BAha'i conference and resolving to unite and work together…

    Celebration of the life of Abdul-Bahá Servant of Mankind and Head of the Bahá‘i Faith from 1892 - 1921

    Fermanagh and Omagh. 10.00 – 11.30
    Free online talk by Carmel Irandoust, ex Secretary General of the Bahá'i International Community of the Holy Land, followed by a film screening of Abdul-Bahá 's life.…

    The Path to Peace (Islam)

    The Islamic Centre, Parkinson Avenue, Scunthorpe, DN15 7JX. 10.00 – 14.30
    Open day at the Islamic Centre, with talks at 10:30am and 2pm.…

    Baha’i Meditation & Prayers

    York, UK. 11.00 – 12.30
    Baha'i meditation and prayers on a theme of 'Love and Unity - the purpose of all religions'. Includes meditation, prayers and readings followed by discussions.…

    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…

    Open Chapel: Talks and More

    St Marys University Chapel, 692 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX. 12.30 – 17.45
    Featuring a speed-faithing event, alongside talks and open services.

    Confessions: 12:35pm
    Mass: 1:05pm
    Lunch in the Chaplaincy: 1:30pm

    Drop-in Talks, 15-20 minutes and Q&As;, 3pm-5:45pm:
    Dynamics of Faith
    Our Common…

    Civil Service Race Forum Presentation

    London, UK. 12.30 – 13.45
    To mark both Inter Faith Week and Islamophobia Awareness Month, a civil servant and British convert to Islam delivered a presentation with their own personal experiences and reflections on being Muslim in Britain.…

    NCS x Faith & Belief Forum Panel Discussion

    London, UK. 14.00 – 15.30
    How do we create programmes that are inclusive, navigate questions about diversity and support young people from faith/belief backgrounds? The panel will discuss and share professional and personal reflections of navigating faith/belief (including non-religious beliefs) in a variety of settings…

    Faith @ Connect Church

    Connect Church, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1NR. 14.30 – 16.30
    Featuring a Q&A with a church a leader, learning about Connect Church, along with refreshments.…

    LUU Jewish Society activities

    Leeds University. 15.00 – 17.00
    Leeds University Union Jewish Society will be running an event in LUU Room 2 with tea, cake, speedfaithing and a talk from the Anthony Nolan charity. Please contact the society for further details leedsjewishsociety@gmail.com.…

    Book Launch of ‘Southampton’s Migrant Past and Present’ by Tony Kushner

    Southampton City Art Gallery, Commercial Road, Southampton, SO14 7LP. 15.30 – 17.00
    This afternoon event, launching the publication of Tony Kushner's new book 'Southampton's Migrant Past and Present', will be accompanied by artistic reflections on migration. We will hear poetry from Joan McGavin, Nazneen Ahmed's poetry and film on Lascars from Mayflower400,…

    Scriptural Reasoning

    Kings College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS. 16.00 – 18.00
    Exploring the theme of 'Ecology and Theology' through sacred texts from Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions.

    Revd Dr Simon Woodman, Dr Harrie Cedar and Imam Abdul Choudhury will be looking at how their scriptures address environmental…

    Webinar on proposed reforms to weddings law

    . 17.00 – 18.00
    A discussion of proposed reforms to weddings law and their impact on faith based communities. Hosted by Nazia Rashid.…

    Assisted Dying: eugenics, euthanasia, and medicine

    Newman House, 111 Gower Street, London WC1E 6AR. 17.00 – 18.30
    Assisted Dying: eugenics, euthanasia, and medicine. An event for Interfaith Week on what is not just a faith issue. With Rabbi Moshe Freedman, Professor David Katz, Professor David Albert Jones, the Revd Dr Philip Miller, Mohamed Omer, and Prof Daniel…

    Fostering Friendship Workshop

    Brighton, UK. 18.00 – 19.30
    The theme of this meeting will be “talking about dying”, and it's a follow-up to the Service of Compassion last month. There will be input from a variety of experts on death and also death support including a facilitator of…

    Activism and Intersectionality

    Oxford, UK. 18.00 – 19.00
    An online talk with journalist and campaigner Shaista Aziz, co-hosted by the Multifaith Chaplaincy with Oxford Human Rights Festival and the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP).…

    The Divine Feminine in Hinduism

    The Chapel, St Chad's College, 18 North Bailey, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3RH. 18.00 – 19.30
    A talk on 'The Divine Feminine in Hinduism', hosted by the Hindu Society.…

    My Faith - Its Role in the University and the City of York

    University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD. 18.15 – 20.30
    A student-led session followed by guest speaker Prof. Tom McLeish, FRS and Dr Amanda Rees.

    6:14-7pm: a talk by Prof Tom McLeish, FRS and Dr Amanda Rees on the history and philosophy of science and religion.

    The Shape of Things to Come

    University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH. 18.30 – 21.00
    Different faith communities will come together once again on Wednesday 17 November to mark national Inter Faith week.
    About this event
    2021's theme: ‘The Shape of Things to Come?’, will look at where communities and individuals find themselves…

    Uniting the World to Tackle Climate Change; What can COP26 teach us?

    Preston, UK (online). 18.30 – 20.30
    Presentation & Discussion.
    Ian Holland – Advisor to the UN and member of the Baha’i Community. On Zoom. (See below for ID & Passcode)…

    Inter Faith Week webinar: Momentum for Change

    . 18.45 – 20.15
    A webinar for Interfaith week - Dr Alan Race, ‘Momentum for Change in the Christian Understanding of its place in a World of Many Religions.’ Alan is an Anglican priest and Chair of the World Congress of Faiths. He has…

    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,…

    Forbidden Food in our Faith

    Havering Synagogue, 25 Eastern Road, Romford, RM1 3FA. 19.00 – 20.30
    A talk on 'forbidden food in our faith', with faith perspectives from: Sidra Naeem (Muslim Chaplain); Linda Cain (Christian Speaker); Rabbi Lee Sunderland (Jewish Representative); Lakhvir Singh (Sikh Representative), Deepak Sharma (Hindu Guest); John Lesker (Baha'i Representative).…

    Climate Change Talk

    Medway, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    A talk on faith and climate change with the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.…

    Norwich Interfaith November Meeting

    Norwich, UK. 19.30 – 21.00
    Shan Barclay, a longstanding member of Norwich Interfaith Link from the Muslim community, will explain the significance of Zakat as one of the 5 pillars of Islam.…

    How COVID-19 Impacted Different Communities

    Birmingham, B32 3NT. 19.30 – 20.30
    This panel discussion will bring together representatives from different faiths and denominations to discuss how COVID-19 impacted their community. From lockdowns to social distancing to vaccines, the representatives will have an opportunity explore how these challenges affected them.…

  • Thursday 18 November

    Year 6 Inter Faith Workshop

    St Barnabas Church of England Primary Academy, Knowlesly Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 2JA. 0.00 – 0.00
    An inter faith class on Sikhism, looking at Sikh traditions and dances.…

    Seminar (MoJ) - ‘Has Science Killed God?’

    Ministry of Justice, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ. 0.00 – 0.00
    A seminar for civil servants at the Ministry of Justice on the topic of 'Has Science Killed God?', with Krish Kandiah.…

    What Can Inter Faith Organisations Offer a Secular Society?

    Luton, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    A panel discussion with the founders of Faiths Against Child Sexual Exploitation (FACES), exploring what inter faith organisations can offer a secular society. Touched on power dynamic, the racialisation of individuals, and a faith perspective on compassion and justice. …

    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 Meditation and Mantras

    York Unitarian Chapel, 31 St. Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ. 11.00 – 12.00
    An in-person and virtual meditation session hosted by York Unitarians.…

    Trustee Duties and Security for Places of Worship

    London. 12.00 – 13.15
    The Charity Commission for England and Wales and the SAFE Programme by the Community Security Trust (CST) welcome you to a Security Awareness webinar for faith charities, in particular Places of Worship.
    The Charity Commission will introduce trustee duties…

    Why Faith Matters in the CPS? Faith Awareness Training Taster Session

    London, UK. 12.00 – 13.30
    An introductory workshop discussing: The importance of faith; Faith in the workplace' Relevance of faith literacy to the Crown Prosecution Service and Criminal Justice System

    Panellists include: Mustufa Field (Directory of Faiths Forum for London); Ifath Nawaz…

    LGBTQ+ and People of Faith

    Guildford, Surrey, UK. 12.00 – 13.30
    Allianz Insurance's Pride Network and Marsh Commercial hosted a conversation exploring the lived experiences of different LGBTQ+ people of faith - support, struggles, reflections and celebrations. There was also a Q&A session.…

    Panel Discussion on Faith and Death

    Department for Transport, Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Rd, London SW1P 4DR. 12.00 – 13.00
    With the Bereavement Network. This discussion will draw out similarities and differences in different religions’ responses to death and grief: a hugely important issue when faith is so central to how so many people experience bereavement.

    Free In-Person and Online Talk: ‘The Misconceptions of Faiths’

    St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX. 12.30 – 14.00
    Live panel and audience Q&A with Samuel Massiah, Ahmed El Hana, Cynthia Harper, Mandhir Gill, Mary Mihovilovic, and Usama Hasan, discussing the various misconceptions of faith that we all have.…

    2021 North Wales Inter Faith Forum

    Wrexham Glyndŵr University, Mold Rd, Wrexham, LL11 2AW. 13.00 – 15.00
    For faith/belief representatives in North Wales, or those who are interested in talking to people of different faiths and beliefs, and finding out more about inter faith projects.

    WGU Humanist Chaplain and N.E. Wales Regional Cohesion…

    Bereavement and Grief - Support Through Faith Communities

    London, UK. 13.00 – 14.30
    A look into how organisations and faith communities support individuals experiencing bereavement and grief.

    Programme:
    13:00-13:40 - The work of bereavement and grief organisations. Speakers: Ansa Eisa Ahmed (Hope Bereavement Support); Trisha Curtis (Jewish Bereavement Counselling…

    Inter Faith Week in the UK - Spirituality

    Department for International Trade, 3 Whitehall Pl, London SW1A 2HN. 13.00 – 13.45
    To celebrate this occasion and increase our awareness of different community beliefs, the Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Hindu Networks are excited to invite you to a collaborative lunchtime event on the topic of spirituality. This event is open to colleagues…

    Faith and Justice - How Religion Can Impact on a Modern Day Career in the Criminal Justice System

    Crown Prosecution Service, Petty France, London SW1H 9EA. 13.30 – 15.00
    The CPS Sikh and Jewish networks will be working together to bring you a panel on the intersection between faith and justice in their faiths, with a range of speakers from the CPS and the Metropolitan Police…

    Inter Faith and Belief Webinar

    King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS. 14.00 – 15.30
    The multi faith and belief chaplaincy team at King's College Hospital NHS Trust has been working with the Trust's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team to explore setting up an inter faith and belief network in the Trust.

    Creating Connections - When Religion Makes the News in Nottingham

    Adams room, Conference Centre (Burton Street reception), Nottingham Trent University, 30 Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU. 14.00 – 19.00
    Explore the way religion and worldviews are interwoven into the life of Nottingham, as people from long standing and diverse communities share their stories and open the window into their world. Join us for workshops and presentations with journalists, teachers,…

    Environment, Sustainability and Our Responsibility As Per Our Scriptures

    Westminster, London, UK. 14.30 – 15.30
    With the Civil Service Muslim, Hindu and Jewish Networks. Exploring the environment, sustainability and our responsibility according to our scriptures. The event will be a panel discussion with each speaker talking for roughly 10 minutes before a Q&A session to…

    Faith Communities and the London Recovery Programme

    London, UK. 15.00 – 16.30
    A dialogue about how faith groups can play a vital role in London's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.…

    ‘Unitarian - What’s That?’

    YORK UNITARIAN CHAPEL, 31 ST. SAVIOURGATE, YORK, YO1 8NQ. 18.00 – 19.30
    Reverend Stephanie Bisby talks about what being a Unitarian is all about and leads discussions.…

    Faith in the LGBT+ Community

    London, UK. 18.00 – 19.30
    A webinar discussion surrounding the intersection of faith and LGBT+ identity, and looking at interpretations of religious texts that include LGBT+ persons of faith. We will be asking big questions around faith and the journey through rejection and reconciliation.…

    Annual Inter Faith Event

    The Halifax Academy, Gibbet Street, Halifax HX2 OBA. 18.00 – 20.00
    The evening will comprise of agencies sharing the work they have been involved with supporting local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Agencies will include Halifax Academy pupils, Halifax Community Fridge, Halifax Opportunities Trust, Hospital Chaplaincy Service, Community Foundation for Calderdale…

    Freedom of Religion and Belief in the UK

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 136 York St, Manchester, M1 7XN. 19.00 – 20.30
    A reflection on Freedom of Religion and Belief in the UK by Dr James Holt, Associate Professor of Religious Education at the University of Chester, and Chair of the charity, Freedom Declared Foundation. In this event James will discuss

    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". …

    My Heart is in the East Storytelling & Poetry Workshop

    N7 9RB. 19.00 – 20.30
    Using interfaith issues in the MHiitE play (which is set in the Arab/Jewish/Christian world of 10th Century Cordoba) as a jumping off place, participants will receive inspiration, tools, writing time. There will be short performed poetic segments from the play,…

    Faiths Together in Croydon Celebrates Interfaith Week

    Croydon, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    Faiths Together in Croydon's first AGM as we move from being Council funded to becoming a ratified group. Join to give your views, ratify the constitution, and appoint officers for FTiC, and to celebrate Inter Faith Week. Will include speakers…

    COP26: Better Late Than Never

    Medway, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    A talk on faith and the COP26 climate change conference, with speaker Dr Kulwant Jhita Sing.…

    Atheism and Theism debate

    Preston, UK (online). 19.00 – 21.00
    Philosophy in Pubs Southport Group representative speaks for atheism and Malcolm Craig, Preston Bahá’í community speaks for Theism. Contact. Malcolm Craig https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81950922747?pwd=RE1pL2ZQbUpHa1dETzNnc0xYWkJqUT09 Meeting ID: 819 5092 2747 Passcode: 003637…

    Experiences of LGBT+ People of Faith

    Stanley Theatre, Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TR. 19.00 – 21.00
    Members of the LGBT+ society are sharing their experiences of being part of particular faiths, and how this has impacted their journeys with figuring out their identity, and coming out to family and their faith communities. Will also feature a…

    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?

    Climate Change - COP26

    Welwyn Hatfield, UK. 20.00 – 21.15
    Keynote Speaker David Williams will discuss Pope Francis's Laudato Si for the Care of our Common Home, the Earth.…

  • Friday 19 November

    Inter Faith Invitation Weekend

    London, UK
    Following on from the success of our invitation weekend in November 2020, we propose to run a similar event this year as part of the national Inter Faith Week celebrations.

    Friday 19th November (12:15pm): Al-Emaan Centre (Keston…

    Visit to the Peace Education Programme

    Minhaj-ul-Quran, 49 Woodwards Rd, Walsall, WS2 9RN. 0.00 – 0.00
    Representatives from Green Lane Baptist Church, the Methodist Church and Hindu Forum Walsall visited the Peace Education Programme at Minhaj-ul-Quran Walsall. They spoke to students in a Friday assembly about their ongoing inter faith work.…

    Eden Interfaith Breakfast

    Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest | Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, London E17 5SD. 9.30 – 11.30
    The aim of the event is to promote further community cohesion and mutual understanding, peace and harmony between all faiths and none. We had initially scheduled this event last year in March but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we had…

    Virtual Buddhist Meditation Session

    7 and 8 Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AP. 11.00 – 11.45
    A virtual Buddhist Meditation Session which will be led by Adam Bowley from the Jamyang Buddhist Centre in Leeds. The session introduces a method for developing calm abiding meditation using methods, relaxation, stability and clarity. …

    Fusion Dance Class

    St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX. 15.00 – 16.00
    Take part in a dance class and discover the cultural significance of Bhangra.…

    Explore Interfaith through Art

    London, UK. 18.30 – 19.30
    Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Association, Hounslow North Branch is hosting a light session using art to explore: "What does Inter Faith mean to you?"
    Feel free to send us your posters, paintings, any creative art or even a piece of…

    Rally of Hope

    Swindon, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    Join the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification for a short film and information evening.…

    Is Religion the Cause of Wars?

    Ashton Methodist Church, Wellington Rd, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston PR2 1BU. 19.00 – 21.00
    Light Foundation, see contact below, at Ashton Methodist Church, Wellington Rd, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston PR2 1BU.
    Speakers: Shaykh Adam Kelwick (Muslim) Neetal Parekh (Hindu) Dr. Bruce Warren (Christian)…

  • Saturday 20 November

    Interfaith Wolverhampton Annual Conference 2021: Climate Change

    University of Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaisher Drive, Wolverhampton, WV10 9RU. 9.30 – 13.30
    Interfaith Wolverhampton's contribution to the debate on how to respond to climate change following the Glasgow COP26 summit.…

    Online Inter Faith Retreat Day

    The White Eagle Lodge, Liss Forest, Rake, Hampshire, GU33 7HY. 10.00 – 17.00
    An online Inter Faith Retreat Day led by Jenny Miller (Interfaith Minister) and Anna Hayward (Minister, White Eagle Lodge), exploring how the Universal Spirit lies at the heart of all religions, and how the Ancient Wisdom of the spiritual light…

    2021 Michael Prior Memorial Lecture - ‘Christians in the Arab World and Interreligious Dialogue’

    Holy Apostles Church, Pimlico, London, SW1V 4NE. 11.30 – 13.00
    A lecture with Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, a leading figure and scholar in interreligious relations and an internationally recognised expert on Christian-Muslim relations.…

    Talk and Display ‘Perspectives on Climate’

    Christian Science Church, Douglas, IM2 3AG. 14.30 – 16.30
    An opportunity to share ideas about the effects of climate change. Featuring a talk by Cat Jenkins, local environmental campaigner and supporter.…

    Celebrating the life of ‘Abdu’l-Baha

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX. 16.00 – 17.30
    This year is the centenary of the passing of 'Abdu'l Baha, one of the central figures of the Baha'i Faith. Join us in learning more about his life and achievements via stories and films.…

    Religious Founders Day

    LE2 3EQ. 18.00 – 20.00
    The Muslim Community in Leicester is arranging this seminar and has invited representatives from different religions. The speakers will be speaking on the topic "Love Thy Neighbour". …

    Faith and Environment

    Medway, UK. 18.00 – 19.30
    A talk by Rev Nathan Ward, Kayleigh Ward, and Liz O'Hanlon.…

    Opening Ourselves to Joy and Compassion

    London, UK. 18.00 – 19.00
    Showcasing a video collaboration with the World Congress of Faiths, called 'Opening Ourselves to Love and Compassion'; first presented to the Parliament of World Religions Virtual Conference in October 2021. An opportunity to hear from speakers from different faiths, sharing…

    Religious Founders Day - ‘Love Thy Neighbour’

    Leicester, UK. 18.00 – 19.30
    A religious founders day on the theme of 'Love They Neighbour' with speakers from various religious groups, streamed live on YouTube.…

  • 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…

    Islam, Interfaith & Society- dispelling the stereotypes of Islam.

    Unity Centre, Shepherd Street, Preston. 13.00 – 16.00
    Guest speaker - Hafsah Alkhair Ahmed, Associate Lecturer at UCLAN in Religion, Culture & Society.
    The event will include a presentation and group activities offering a unique space to dispel stereotypes held about Islam, learn the history of Muslims…

  • Monday 22 November

    Caring for the environment, and our home, Mother Earth - Reflections on COP 26 from our different faith traditions, and the way forward

    Birmingham, UK. 19.30 – 21.00
    Interfaith readings, reflections from our faith traditions on COP 26, and care for the environment. Sharing from the floor.…

  • Tuesday 23 November

    Gwent Police Inter Faith Event

    Gwent, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    Gwent Police hosted an event with multi faith leaders and representatives from the Inter Faith Council for Wales, highlighting the need for police to listen to communities, lean about other cultures, and develop their understanding.…

  • Thursday 25 November

    Let Earth Breathe, Plant Trees, Restore Biodiversity

    Ware, UK. 18.00 – 19.30
    Join an online event with both faith-based and scientifically minded speakers. The event will run as part of the 'Let Earth Breathe, Plant Trees' project. Expect to hear from speakers about the relationship that gender, faith and science have to…

    Essex Faith Covenant Gathering

    Little Havens, Daws Heath Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 2LH. 19.00 – 21.00
    An event for faith-based organisations and public services to connect, explore, and learn together. The event will be hosted by Havens Hospices, to learn more about its work with faith-based organisations. In addition, information will be shared focusing on the…

  • Monday 29 November

    Inter Faith Vaccination Awareness

    Southall, London, UK. 18.00 – 20.00
    A webinar to encourage take up of the COVID-19 vaccine among faith communities, with opportunities for question and answer with leading experts.

    Speakers: Dr Bola Owolabi, Director for Health Inequalities at NHS England; Dr Sunil Daga, Vice…

    Power of Mantras and Sutras

    London, UK. 19.00 – 20.00
    A session on the Power of Prayer, with Harrow Interfaith and the Jain Vishwa Bharati (JVB). Each faith representative will speak for 3 minutes on the theme 'The Power of Prayer'.…

  • Tuesday 30 November

    Building Communities In and Around Faith Schools

    Department for Education, 20 Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BT. 11.00 – 12.00
    A discussion with representatives from a range of different faith schools on the theme of building communities, both within their school and with the local area and other schools.…

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