Activities calendar

The calendar below shows activity information linked to Inter Faith Week 2020. 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.

  • Sunday 8 November

    Interfaith Week, Diwali and Christmas Celebrations

    NW9 5UX (virtual event). 11.00 – Sunday 15 November 13.00
    Dr Natubhai Shah MBE and the Trustees of the Jain Network are pleased to invite you to join us for the following virtual event. On this occasion we will present food parcels to the local food bank, donated by our…

  • Monday 9 November

    Countdown to the Glasgow UN climate summit 2021: Faith voices from Birmingham

    Birmingham Council of Faiths, B5 6DR; The Bridge at Waterloo, SE1 8TY (Online). 6.30 – 7.30
    This webinar explores how grassroots communities, especially faith groups, can contribute to more ambitious climate action in the run-up to the UN Conference (COP26) in Glasgow 2021. Our speakers - Shahin Ashraf (Islamic Relief Worldwide) and Dr Malcolm Dick (Centre…

    Faith and Family Roots

    York (online). 10.30 – 11.30
    via Zoom from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in York. There will be a short talk/video about how to start your family history searches and a chance to ask questions from the experts. Contact: Penny Siddall –…

    SAFE Security Awareness Webinar A

    UK, via Zoom. 19.00 – 20.00
    Why we need security in faith communities, our experience in securing the Jewish community and then an introduction to security at places of worship - as we emerge from lockdown.…

    Interfaith marriage seminar

    Maidstone (online). 19.00 – 20.30
    Interactive virtual seminar exploring challenges which face interfaith couples, how faith groups can support and learn from such couples. Presenter recently completed doctoral research on interfaith marriage and includes insights from several faith communities around the world.…

    Inter faith, its importance in Islam, and coping with hardships and difficulties

    Gillingham (online). 19.00 – 20.30
    An Inter Faith Week event to include discussion on:
    - Interfaith and its importance in Islam
    - Remembering the late Anwar Khan Sahib
    - Coping with hardships and difficulties …

    Swindon Interfaith Group - Faith & The Environment

    Swindon (online). 19.00 – 21.00
    The Swindon Christian Community will be hosting a talk on Faith and The Environment.…

    Buddhism in the 21st Century

    York (online). 19.30 – 20.45
    Buddhist responses to world events in 2020. Hosted by Peter Harvey, on behalf of York Buddhist Network with contributions from Buddhist groups meeting in York. The event is on zoom. Please email yorkbuddhistnetwork@gmail.com prior to the event to obtain a…

  • Tuesday 10 November

    Foundation Stones Interfaith Workshop

    . 11.00 – 12.00
    The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation invites you to take part in a Foundation Stones stone painting workshop as part of Inter Faith Week 2020.

    Paint and share a Foundation Stone live on Zoom and then contribute…

    Inter Faith Panel Questions and Answers

    Online. 12.00 – 13.00
    With guest panellists including a Chief Druid and a Buddhist Nun.…

    In-person meditation sessions

    Birmingham, UK
    There will be in-person meditation sessions in the morning and afternoon led by Near Neighbours. Due to social distancing requirements, these sessions are strictly by-invitation only and not open to the public. …

    Jewish-Christian Dialogue in Marc Chagall’s Paintings

    University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ . 18.00 – 21.00
    Online Inter Faith Week Lecture on Jewish-Christian Dialogue in Marc Chagall's Paintings with speakers Claire Le Foll, Associate Professor and Helen Spurling, Associate Professor …

    SAFE Security Awareness Webinar - Combined A+B

    UK, via Zoom. 19.00 – 21.15
    Why we need security in faith communities, our experience in securing the Jewish community and then an introduction to security at places of worship - as we emerge from lockdown. Including the Latest COVID 19 guidance and how it affects…

    City of Sanctuary

    Zoom. 19.00 – 20.30
    Margaret Hooper – pre-recordings, St Chads (TBC), Progressive Synagogue (TBC), Clifton Road Mosque, Gerard (Erdington - hosting Zoom)

    More information to follow…

    Impacts of current day situation in the world

    Medway (online). 19.00 – 20.30
    An event with discussion and reflections on the impacts of the current day situation in the world…

    Religions during COVID-19: Spiritual and Practical

    Elmbridge (Zoom). 19.30 – 21.00
    Elmbridge Multi Faith Forum invite you to join this virtual event and hear how people of faith have gained strength from their faiths during these uncertain times.

    There will be speakers from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim,…

  • Wednesday 11 November

    Spirituality and Gen Y / Z: Activism, Guidance, Traditions

    Exeter. 14.00 – 15.00
    How do faith traditions, activism and spiritual guidance inform expressions of spirituality for younger people today? How can young people of Gen Y and Z be supported and encouraged to develop new spiritual paths for contemporary society? How can greater…

    Spirituality and Gen Y / Z: Activism, Guidance, Traditions

    Exeter. 14.00 – 15.00
    How do faith traditions, activism and spiritual guidance inform expressions of spirituality for younger people today? How can young people of Gen Y and Z be supported and encouraged to develop new spiritual paths for contemporary society? How can greater…

    Violence Against Women and Girls : An Interfaith Perspective

    Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Oxford, OX3 0BP. 18.00 – 19.00
    The CEO of Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC), Lisa Ward joins Tracey Rosenfeld-Schueler and Rev Kate Harford for an interfaith discussion about the role of faith in protecting women and girls from violence, and in perpetuating violence.…

    Foundation Stones Interfaith Workshop

    N19 4DR. 19.00 – 20.00
    The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation invites you to take part in a Foundation Stones stone painting workshop as part of Inter Faith Week 2020.

    Paint and share a Foundation Stone live on Zoom and then contribute…

    Islam’s response in times of crisis

    Medway (Online). 19.00 – 20.30
    Discussion and reflections on 'Islam's Response in Times of Crisis'…

  • Thursday 12 November

    Testing Times

    Tower Hamlets (online). 12.00 – 14.00
    This Inter Faith Week will be very different to the ones that we are used to. Nobody could have predicted how much life would change due to the Covid-19 pandemic and this year we will be focusing on the importance…

    One Mystery, Two Stories – Science and Religion in Dialogue

    UK. 16.30 – 18.30
    The World Congress of Faiths is holding is annual Younghusband Lecture online on Thursday 12 November. This year's topic is 'One Mystery, Two Stories – Science and Religion in Dialogue'. The speakers will be: Professor NIdhal Guessoum, Algerian astrophysicist and…

    SAFE Security Awareness (incl. COVID 19 guidance) Webinar B

    UK, via Zoom. 19.00 – 20.00
    As we return to prayer in a COVID-secure environment, we give you the latest COVID 19 guidance and how it affects security at places of worship.…

    What are Religions doing about Race Inequality?

    GU22 7BD. 19.00 – 20.30
    This event will be streamed via Zoom. Donovan Blair will give an introduction to the topic and guest speakers will be Rev Paul Davies, Christian; Mandisa Taylor, Baha'i; Rabbi Danny Rich, Jewish; Muneera Pilgrim, Muslim and Shashank Sharma, Hindu. There…

    Finding Peace during the Pandemic

    Solihull . 19.00 – 20.00
    As part of National Inter Faith Week, this event seeks to draw people together, break down barriers and develop understanding between people of all faiths and none. In these very difficult times we wanted to create an opportunity for sharing…

    Dare to Hope

    Zoom. 19.30 – 20.45
    Series (continuing on 19 and 26 November from 7.30 to 8.30pm) to explore how faith communities have been impacted by the current crisis. Speakers and responders from different faith communities will share their experiences and attenders will also have the…

  • Friday 13 November

    Swindon Interfaith Group - Rally of Hope

    Swindon (online). 19.00 – 21.00
    Swindon's Family Federation for World Peace and Unification Community will present a video and story about their community.…

  • Saturday 14 November

    Wealth and Poverty

    Medway (online). 19.00 – 20.30
    An event exploring the social and spiritual impacts of wealth and poverty, led by the Medway Baha'i Community…

  • Sunday 15 November

    Mental Health and Wellbeing in Challenging Times

    Guildford and Godalming (online). 15.00 – 0.00
    Guildford and Godalming Interfaith Forum are holding an online Interfaith Service this year on zoom. There will be a devotional contribution followed by a short talk on the topic of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Challenging Times from the following…

    “What I like about Religions X”

    Manchester (online). 19.00 – 0.00
    Three speakers will talk about a religion that is not their own, focusing on what they like about it. After the formal talks, members of the audience will have the chance to contribute along the same lines for any religion…

  • Monday 16 November

    Hindu-led Faith and Reflection

    Birmingham, via Zoom. 20.00 – 21.00
    A reflection activity led by people from the Hindu community.

    More information to follow.…

  • Tuesday 24 November

    Unity in Crisis: diverse communities together in difficult times

    Online. 19.30 – 21.30
    Richmond Inter Faith Forum invites people from Richmond, Kingston, Hounslow and neighbouring areas - especially those from minority and refugee backgrounds - to join us for this special online event.
    We will hear from Dr Marissa Quie, an expert…

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