Activities calendar

Activity information for Inter Faith Week 2018 is being added on a rolling basis. Check back regularly to see the most recent additions!

  • Saturday 3 November

    Family Festival & Inter Faith Peace Blessing

    Christ Church, Selly Park, Community Hall, 953 Pershore Road, Birmingham, B29 7PS . 13.30 – 17.00
    Short talks on the value of family. Cultural programme. Peace Blessing Awards. …

  • Tuesday 6 November

    100 hearts, 100 years, 100 days of prayer. The Great War - “The war to end all wars” and Peace in our time?

    Our Lady of Compassion Parish Hall, 2 Castle Street, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1BP. 18.30 – 20.00
    In the week leading up to the centenary of the end of the Great War, the monthly meeting is devoted to the "11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month." This is also the start of Inter Faith…

  • Friday 9 November

    Dying Matters Conference 2018

    Exeter Racecourse. 10.00 – 15.15
    Perspectives from different faiths and beliefs on death and dying.
    Full programme information including timings of the day can be found here:

    *CONFORTIA is a developing group that aims to comfort, support and…

    Birmingham Launch Event - Inter Faith Week Programme

    Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square, City Centre, B1 1BB . 14.45 – 16.45
    The Birmingham Inter Faith Week programme will be officially launched by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Yvonne Mosquito. Free attendance.…

  • Saturday 10 November

    Women, Faith & Dialogue - Colombian Missionaries in Britain

    CHRIST CHURCH, Corner of Farm Road / Samson Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B11 1LS
    The event is a celebration of 100 years of Colombian Missionaries, a Roman Catholic group which promotes justice, peace, integrity of creation, and dialogue. Inspired also by the 100 years of women’s vote, this event will highlight the role of…

    Scout & Guide Remembrance Commemoration

    Scout War Memorial, Cannon Hill Park, (Next To) Nature Centre, Pershore Road, B5 7RL . 10.30 – 11.45
    The event commemorates people of all races and faiths who have lost their lives or suffered injuries in 2 world wars and the many conflicts since. It includes readings, the Last Post and the Laying of Wreaths. Booking not necessary.…

    Celebrating the Anniversary of the Birth of Baha’ullah

    Faiths Gallery, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH. 11.00 – 16.00
    The Baha’is of Birmingham, in conjunction with the Community Engagement Team at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, welcome you to a celebration with story-telling and music, reflecting on the impact of the life and teachings of Baha’ullah, founder of the…

    Legacy of Hussain (a.s) - A Multi-Faith Perspective

    Imam Al Khoei Islamic Centre London, Chevening Road, London, NW6 6TN. 14.00 – 17.00
    Inter Faith reflections on the values of Imam Hussain's (A.S) sacrifice from Christian, Sikh, Hindu, Sunni and Shia perspectives.

    A panel of respective Faith Leaders: Father Christopher Clohessy - Pontifical Institute for Arabic & Islamic Studies,Rome, Catriona…

    London Buddhist Vihara Inter Faith Event

    London Buddhist Vhara, Dharmapala Building, The Avenue, Chiswick, London, W4 1UD1 . 16.45 – 21.00
    As part of the UK’s Inter Faith Week, London Buddhist Vihara is hosting an inter faith celebration at which representatives of several religious communities will gather together to reflect on the theme of Peace and Reconciliation in Society.

  • Monday 12 November

    Open House

    Church Of Scientolgy Birmingham 123 Moore Green Lane Birmingham B13 8JN
    The Church of Scientology would like to invite all faiths to come and find out all they need to know about the Scientology Religion. This is an Open House event which will look to educate the public on Scientology and…

    Interfaith Week

    Deeplish County Council
    Bringing communities together event at Deeplish marked Inter Faith Week with many distinguished guests and speakers including mayor of Rochdale, local Immams, Rev. Mark Colman, Robin Parker, and many representatives from Council, Link4life, living well and RFC…

    Faith in School

    Holland House Retreat House, Main Street, Cropthorne, Worcestershire WR103NB. 9.30 – 16.30
    Continuing the Holland House / Worcester Interfaith Forum partnership, Holland House is hosting a seminar discussing the role of Faith in school and the place of Faith schools in the education system in the UK. The day will include an…

    Responding to Extremism: Strategies and Solutions

    Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA
    An event with community leaders and young people to mark national Inter Faith Week. …

    Interfaith Awareness Workshop for the Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske)

    Room G02, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital TR1 3LQ. 10.00 – 15.00
    As part of Inter Faith week 11th-18th November Dor Kemmyn, Cornwall's inter faith group, have agreed to come to the hospital to deliver an awareness session about different religions and beliefs.

    The day will consist of…

    Spirituality Professional Open Day

    Rainbows Hospice, Lark Rise, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2HS. 10.30 – 14.30
    An event for professionals working in community support and palliative care in the East Midlands. The event is designed to engage faith leaders and health professionals with palliative spiritual care.

    The programme for the day includes:

    Birth of Baha’ullah - Birmingham Baha’i Community

    Faith and Community Centre (1st Floor), Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TH. 11.45 – 13.00
    The Birmingham Baha’i Community welcomes you to the joyful celebration of the Anniversary of the Birth of Baha’ullah. The programme will include music and readings. Programme with readings, prayers and music, recounting aspects of the life and teachings of Baha’u’llah,…

    “What Inter Faith Week Means To Me: A Christian Perspective”

    Methodist Church, Church Heritage Room, 10a Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester LE1 6AF. 13.00 – 13.30
    First of five lunchtime talks, each one from a different faith perspective.…

    Mind, Body and Spirit at Myton

    Myton Rugby Day Hospice Barby Road, Rugby CV22 5PY. 13.00 – 16.00
    Myton Hospice will be running its third event for Faith Representatives and Healthcare Professionals. This event will be for the people of Rugby and the local surrounding areas of Coventry and Warwickshire. The event is specifically aimed at raising awareness…

    Let’s Talk About Faith and Belief - Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Unit

    Locarno Suite, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AH. 15.00 – 17.00
    The D&I Strategy team is holding an event on Monday 12 November from 3-5pm, hosted by Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, and the Civil Service Faith and Belief Champion to launch Inter…

    Faiths Forum Focus Group - Focus Group 1

    City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA (TBC) . 17.30 – 20.00
    Faiths Forum for London is holding focus groups for young people aged 13-25 living in London, on the question of ‘How can we overcome the rise of hate and extremism?’. The groups are being held as part of the Mayor’s…

    Presentation about the ‘spiritual’ diarist and Holocaust victim Etty Hillesum

    University of Kent, Room KLT2, Canterbury, Kent, England, CT2 7NZ . 17.30 – 0.00
    To mark Inter Faith Week, the University of Kent Chaplaincy is organising a presentation about the ‘spiritual’ diarist and Holocaust victim Etty Hillesum by visiting speaker Dr Philip Knight.

    People from all faiths and none are…

    Interfaith Dialogue and Social Action

    Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Prospect St, Huddersfield, HD1 2NX. 18.00 – 20.00
    Does Kirklees need an interfaith strategy? An opportunity to hear about research conducted in Preston and how it might translate to Kirklees. …

    LGBT+ and Faith: How Do They Coexist?

    (Please contact to confirm address) McAusland Room, Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TR. 18.00 – 20.00
    A discussion hosted by the Liverpool Guild of Students’ LGBT+ and Celebrating Faith societies.

    The session will discuss individuals’ experiences of the LGBT+ Community coexisting with being of a particular faith. …

    Jewish Food and Social Justice

    St Paul's Church, Church Street, St Paul's, Canterbury, CT1 1NH. 19.30 – 21.30
    Talk by Dr Maria Diemling, Reader in Jewish-Christian Relations, Canterbury Christ Church University…

    ‘The Time of Great Potency’

    Jacob’s Well, Trinity Lane , Micklegate York, YO1 6EL
    The Baha'i community of York invite you to a special presentation entitled ‘The Time of Great Potency’. This is part of the bicentenary celebrations of the Birth of Baha'u'llah and His forerunner, The Bab (Meaning-The Gate). …

    Jewish-Christian Relations

    Christchurch Clarendon Park, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH. 19.30 – 21.00
    Final session of eight-week course, "On Being Jewish", hosted by Faith Awareness, the inter faith programme of Christians Aware. With Dr Angela Jagger, Secretary of the Leicester branch of the Council of Christians and Jews.

    Dr Angela…

  • Tuesday 13 November

    Inter Faith Carousel

    Madani Schools, 77 Evington Valley Road, Leicester LE5 5LL. 8.30 – 11.30
    Students of Madani Schools, along with pupils from two other local primary schools, get the chance to quiz a group of people from local faith communities.…

    Inter Faith Panel Discussion

    Hampshire Constabulary Support and Training Headquarters Netley, Hamble Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4TS. 10.00 – 11.30
    An inter faith panel discussion with Q&A. Topics will include: news headlines; everyday issues; and questions of faith.…

    Coffee Morning with Art Project

    Blindloss Roon, Kendal Town Hall, Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4DL. 11.00 – 13.00
    Our Inter Faith Week theme this year is Unity in Diversity. We are holding a coffee morning the proceeds of which will be split between Manna House and our own SLIF funds.During the morning you will be invited to share…

    Faith and Social Action at Grenfell Webinar

    Notting Hill. 11.00 – 12.00
    Rev. Mike Long is speaking at a webinar for Action for Children called "Faith and Social Action at Grenfell". It will be a 20 minute talk about his experience of a multi-faith response to a community crisis, and then 20…

    What Inter Faith Week Means To Me: A Bahá’í Perspective

    Methodist Church, Church Heritage Room, 10a Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester, LE1 6AF. 13.00 – 13.30
    Second of five short lunchtime talks, each one from a different faith perspective. The speaker is George Ballentyne. …

    Be a faith community champion to support people affected by domestic violence

    City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FZ. 13.30 – 16.30
    Do people naturally talk to you? Have you found yourself realising that someone in your faith community might be a victim or perpetrator of domestic violence, and you weren't sure how to broach this with them or support them? This…

    Faith in Politics

    Committee Room 19, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0PW. 14.00 – 16.00
    On behalf of FIRD Chairman Toaha Qureshi MBE, you are cordially invited to attend FIRD's "Faith in Politics" event for Parliament Week & Inter Faith Week 2018.

    Faith in Politics is being arranged by FIRD ( in…

    Having Difficult Conversations - Liverpool Guild of Students

    McAusland Room, University of Liverpool Guild Of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TR. 15.00 – 17.00
    Debate is an important part of student and political life. However, often we focus too much on winning the argument, committing to our own point of view.

    Instead let’s try a dialogue, where the atmosphere is more…

    Mental Health and Pastoral Care

    Guildhall, Lowgate, Hull, HU1 2AA. 16.30 – 18.30
    Hull & East Riding Interfaith (HERI) is holding a meeting at which David Smith, CEO of Hull and East Riding MIND, will lead a discussion on ‘Mental Health and Pastoral Care’. The key speaker is at 5pm.…

    ‘The Courage to Persevere: Contemporary re-interrogations of faith and their public implications’

    Richard Hoggart Building , Goldsmiths, University of London, 8 Lewisham Way, London, RHB 137a. 17.30 – 19.00
    The Faith and Civil Society Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London, is hosting a lecture entitled ‘The Courage to Persevere: Contemporary re-interrogations of faith and their public implications’. Jorella Andrews, Senior Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, will build on…

    Faiths Forum for London - Focus Group 2

    City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA (TBC). 17.30 – 20.00
    Faiths Forum for London is holding focus groups for young people aged 13-25 living in London, on the question of ‘How can we overcome the rise of hate and extremism?’. The groups are being held as part of the Mayor’s…

    Faiths Partnership meeting - Homelessness in Cambridge

    Unitarian Church, Emmanuel Road, Cambridge, CB1 1JW. 18.00 – 19.30
    The topic of this meeting during Interfaith Week is 'Homelessness'.

    Speakers will be Andy King, the City Council’s Housing Advice Partnerships Manager; Vicky Knighton, from the Cambridge Street and Mental Health Outreach Team and who works in…

    Youth Debate on Faith and Identity

    Platform, Hornsey Road Baths, 2 Tiltman Place, London, N7 7EE. 18.00 – 20.00
    Annual youth-led debate organised by the Islington Faiths Forum. This year's topic: "How do Faith and Identity Contribute to a Young Person's Well-being & Participation?" Young people are leading and delivering this event. Includes a Q&A with the audience.

    Kent Inter Faith Week Celebration

    County Hall, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ. 18.00 – 20.00
    Kent County Council with our partners SACRE and the Kent Equality Cohesion Council are hosting a celebration for Inter Faith Week at County Hall.

    The evening offers the opportunity to learn more about inter faith working within…

    World Congress of Faiths, Younghusband Lecture 2018: People in Pigeonholes

    Montagu Centre 21 Maple Street London W1T 4BE. 18.30 – 20.30
    Dr Chetna Kang MB BS MRCPsych will explore how identities and belonging can bring people together or keep them apart. Dr Kang is a Consultant Psychiatrist, Broadcaster and Priest in the Hindu tradition of Bhakti Yoga. She is on the…

    LGBTQ+ Inter Faith

    The Faith & Belief Forum, Star House, 104 Grafton Road, London, NW5 4BA. 18.30 – 21.00
    We invite LGBTQ+ people of different faiths, religions, and non-religious beliefs, to a relaxed evening of reflection, celebration and sharing a meal together. The event will be a safe environment where guests can be themselves, and learn about others. The…

    Faith in a Changing World

    G11, Henley Business School, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6UD. 18.30 – 21.30
    Politically and socially, the world has changed over the last few years in ways that few could predict. In this complex and fast-changing world, what is the place of religious faith? How have world religions contributed and reacted to social…

    Inter Faith Question Time at Cardiff University

    Y Plas CUSU, Cardiff University Students' Union, Park Pl, Cardiff, CF10 3QN . 18.30 – 20.30
    Interfaith Question Time, with an inter faith panel discussion with a representative from each of the faith / belief CUSU student societies with an opportunity for questions.

    Multifaith: A Common Humanity - An Inter-generational Perspective

    24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD. 18.30 – 21.00
    The Sustainable Communities Programme (SusCom) of Initiatives of Change UK and International Centre for Eritrean Refugees and Asylum Seekers (ICERAS) are hosting an evening in celebration of Inter Faith Week.

    We will hear an inter-generational perspective…

    The Meaning of Marriage

    Blackburn Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Blackburn, BB1 5AA. 18.30 – 20.30
    How much do we understand the origins of marriage in our own culture and how has it changed over time? How much less do we know about marriage in other cultures? This event, organised by Near Neighbours and Lancashire Forum…

    ‘Faith has no place in modern society’ - Talk and discussion

    Sacred Heart Church, 25 Between Streets, Cobham KT11 1AA. 19.00 – 21.00
    A Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Humanist share their views followed by Q&A from the attendees. Speakers: The Revd Jonny Blair (Christian); Meeta Joshi (Hindu); Shaykh Naveed Arif (Muslim)and Jennie Johnson (Humanist).…

    Cultures and Cotton, Faith and Wisdom

    Preston Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL. 19.30 – 21.30
    Using some of the rugs from the Weaving Women's Wisdom exhibition as a backdrop, the event will begin with a look at the link between faith communities and the local cotton industry, and then move to a listening and sharing…

    Lessons Learnt - Norwich Interfaith Link

    Cafe Bar Marzano, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF. 19.30 – 21.30
    An open discussion about Lessons Learnt / Still Being Learnt from World War One. …

    Islamic Inter Faith Evening - Islamic Society at Durham University

    Islamic Prayer Room, Grey College, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LG. 19.30 – 21.30
    An Islamic Inter Faith Evening by the Islamic Society at Durham University. …

  • Wednesday 14 November

    Faith & Belief Panel - Queen Elizabeth Hospital Multifaith Chaplaincy

    Faith and Community Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TH. 10.30 – 12.00
    Facilitated ‘Faith & Belief Panel’ with chaplaincy representatives from different faith / belief communities.
    The theme will be around:
    * our experience of working together as part of a diverse team;
    * the impact that experience…

    Inter Faith Special Collections Workshop

    Special Collections, the Library, Bannerman Centre, Brunel University London, UB8 3PN. 11.00 – 13.00
    Visit Brunel University London’s Special Collections to browse and discuss a range of interesting and unusual items exploring faith and culture with Special Collections Librarian Katie Flanagan.…

    Finding God in and out of the City

    Sion Centre for Dialogue & Encounter, 34 Chepstow Villas, London W112QZ. 11.00 – 15.00
    Jewish Muslim Dialogue. Speakers: Rabbi Rachel Montagu and Hera Khan…

    Jewish Muslim Day - Sion Centre for Dialogue

    (Please contact to confirm venue) Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter, 34 Chepstow Villas, London, W11 2QZ. 11.00 – 15.15
    This week is Inter Faith Week and to mark it we will be having a Jewish Muslim Day. Our friends, Rabbi Rachel Montagu and Humera Khan, will lead a day called Finding God in and out of the City. …

    Derby City Council Marks Inter Faith Week

    Council Chamber, Derby City Council, Council House, Corporation Street, Derby DE1 2FS. 12.00 – 14.00
    Join us for an afternoon of Inter Faith. Everyone is invited. Bring your lunch.
    Our event will feature these speakers:
    - Jake Rowland Multi Faith Centre: Research on Inter Faith in Derby
    - Eve Sacker: Judaism…

    A Clash of Cultures? Choreographing Church and Civic Events to engage and include different faiths and cultures

    Lewis Jones Suite, Carnegie Stadium, St Michael's Lane, Headingley,LeedsLS6 3BR. 12.00 – 14.00
    Churches are places of gathering and welcome for the community, often involved in civic events like Armistice Day and in responding to local, national and international crises and grief, as well as offering weekly and seasonal services, which are open…

    The Importance of Faith in the Workplace

    The Quadrant: MK - Auditorium, Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1EN. 12.00 – 13.00
    An event by Network Rail on 'The Importance of Faith in the Workplace' lead by Railway Chaplain, Stephen Rowe, at the Quadrant MK - Auditorium. …

    Remembrance Service with Special Guests - London’s Multi-Faith Staff Network

    St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AA. 12.15 – 13.30
    The City of London Corporation’s Multi-Faith Staff Network is organising an event for Inter Faith Week, 'Remembrance Service with Special Guests'.

    The Multi-Faith Staff Network will be running a Remembrance Service at St Lawrence Jewry. The Service…

    Rotary Lunch Meeting - The Abrahamic Reunion England ‘Interfaith – A Way Forward For Peace’

    Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 2RL . 12.15 – 14.00
    Regular weekly Rotary meeting and lunch, plus half hour talk/presentation/questions by Amanda Kenton of the Abrahamic Reunion England - a team of spiritual peacemakers dedicated to uplifting human consciousness and building peace, initially in the Holy Land, and now globally,…

    ‘Prayers, Politics and Public Life’ an Inter Faith Panel Event

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB. 12.30 – 14.00
    City, University of London Chaplaincy is sponsoring an inter-faith panel event to debate the place of religion in public life. Should religion play a part in the media and in politics? Panellists:
    Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski, CEO Of…

    Inter Faith Stories

    Becontree Children's Centre, Becontree Primary School, Stevens Road, Dagenham, RM8 2QR. 13.00 – 17.00
    In celebration of National Inter Faith Week 2018, this FREE interactive workshop is for people of different faiths and non-religious beliefs to meet, learn and get to know each other. The workshop is a great introduction to interfaith dialogue, and…

    What Inter Faith Week Means To Me: A Jewish View - Tony Nelson

    Methodist Church, Church Heritage Room, 10a Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester, LE1 6AF
    A 'What Inter Faith Week Means To Me' talk from a Jewish perspective by Tony Nelson. …

    Faith in Learning Conference

    Northorpe Hall 53 Northorpe Lane Mirfield WF14 0QL. 13.00 – 16.30
    A conference for teachers. A chance to meet local faith representatives and to explore ways to include local faith communities in education, for example through educational visits. The afternoon will conclude with a panel discussion involving a range of faiths.…

    Multi faith debate - Beuchamps High School

    Beuchamps High School, Beauchamps Drive, Wickford SS11 8NF. 13.45 – 14.45
    Sixth form students will be taking part in a Q&A event with representatives of the local faith communities (main world religions and Humanism). …

    Mindfulness Meditation

    Hampshire Constabulary Support and Training Headquarters Netley, Hamble Lane, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4TS. 14.00 – 15.00
    A taster session of a Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation session.…

    Yoga with DMU Active - De Montfort Univesity

    Portland Building, De Montfort University, Gateway House, Leicester LE1 9BH. 15.00 – 23.59
    Come and relax and unwind along with a Yoga Session in the Breathing Space.

    DSU has joined Healthy DMU and DMUActive to bring you the perfect yoga session to help you get rid of that mid-week stress.…

    Buddhist Meditation - University of Leeds

    Room 6, Leeds University Union, Leeds. 17.00 – 19.00
    As part of Inter Faith Week at the University of Leeds, a chance to understand more about Buddhism and de-stress through the form of meditation.…

    An Evening of Spoken Word and Poetry

    Library, Derby City Council, Ground Floor, Corporation Street, Derby DE1 2FS. 17.30 – 18.30
    Derby City Council library will host an Evening of Spoken Word and Poetry with guest author Gersh Subhra, along with other local contributors reading poetry and sharing spoken word.

    Open Mic: Your thoughts on Mindfulness

    HQ Building, Room G1, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP. 17.45 – 19.45
    Talks and discussions on mindfulness at the West Cheshire Interfaith Forum.
    Speakers now confirmed for the event. …

    From Playground to Police - What really happens when a child is referred to Prevent?

    St Philip's Church, Evington Road, Leicester LE2 1HN. 18.00 – 21.00
    A simulated multi-agency Channel Panel exercise. Look at a real life case study of a young person at risk of radicalisation, make an assessment based on the Vulnerability Assessment Matrix, then rate the risk.The event will provide participants with the…

    Inter Faith Question Time Panel - Swansea University

    Estates & Facilities Management: Ground Floor Fulton House, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP. 18.00 – 20.30
    Faraday Lecture Theatre, Singleton Campus, Swansea University: Inter Faith Question Time Panel, Chaired by The Anglican Archbishop of Wales, The Most Reverend John Davies.

    6pm: Refreshments
    6.30pm: Question Time panel
    8.30pm: End…

    Symposium on the theme of ‘Knowing God’

    University of Kent, Room KLT5, Canterbury, Kent, England, CT2 7NZ . 18.00 – 19.00
    To mark Inter Faith Week, the University of Kent Chaplaincy is organising a symposium led by a variety of speakers on the theme of ‘Knowing God’. It is followed by a vegetarian buffet.

    Zoroastrian Studies and the Question of Orality

    Djam Lecture Theatre, Main Building, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG . 18.00 – 20.00
    A lecture by Professor Philip G Kreyenbroek, Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies, Georg-August University Gottingen.

    There will also be a book launch for Zoroastrian Voices, Oral Texts and Testimony, by Sarah Stewart in collaboration with Mandana…

    The Importance of Faith in a ‘Secular’ Society

    Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, 244 Acklam Road, London, W10 5YG. 18.30 – 21.00
    A panel discussion on the importance of faith, faith communities and organisations in a growing secular society.

    Discussions surrounding faith in the UK show that there is much confusion over the current status of Britain and…

    Interfaith Friends Dinner

    Leyton 6th Form College - Essex Rd, Leyton, London E10 6EQ. 18.30 – 22.00
    The Annual Interfaith Dinner is a great opportunity for different faith and community groups to meet each other.

    “Let’s Talk”

    Clarendon Hall, York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3AA. 19.00 – 21.00
    The aim of this Richmond Inter-Faith Forum dialogue event is to enable local people from a range of religion or belief backgrounds to engage with, and gain understanding about, those from other backgrounds in a safe environment.…

    Lalla Nasaar

    The Zawiya 19 Jenkins Street Small Heath Birmingham B10 0QH. 19.00 – 20.00
    Global Health Issues, Community Health, Health Eating and the Prophetic Way.

    A community health education event exploring the impact on community health of eating what is unwholesome, implications of dietary research and how prophetic wisdom can…

    The Importance of Faith in a ‘Secular’ Society

    Central London, WC2N 5DU. 19.00 – 21.00
    In the spirit of #InterFaithWeek, the Muslim Council of Britain is delighted to host a panel discussion on the importance of faith, faith communities and organisations in a growing secular society.

    Discussions surrounding faith in the…

    Faith, War & Peace - living a life of faith in a violent world

    The Friends Meetinghouse, 131 Cambridge Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5HL. 19.00 – 21.00
    We begin with a presentation introducing the theme, including audio-visual material relating to the Armistice. Individuals then have an opportunity to represent the position of their faith concerning war and peace and participate in discussion with the group. Questions which…

    An Inter-Faith Conversation

    Apostle Room, Clifton Park, Bristol, BS8 3BX. 19.15 – 21.30
    Adult Education Inter-Faith Week 2018: the Inter-Faith Conversation focusing on peace, chaired by Professor Gavin D’Costa with speakers Professor Sajjad Rizvi, Dr Alexander Goldberg and Jacob Fareed Imam.

    Each of the speakers will bring with them…

    Scriptural Reasoning - Sexuality and Sexual Identity

    Leeds Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 1UR. 19.30 – 21.00
    Leeds Faiths Forum mark Inter Faith Week and the start of our relaunched Scriptural Reasoning programme with a session on sexuality and sexual identity in faith communities. The event will consist of some keynote speakers (to be confirmed) followed by…

    Faith and English: How languages associated with different faiths have affected the English language

    Neve Shalom, 24 Avenue Rd., Leicester LE2 3EA. 19.30 – 21.00
    Panel discussion of different faiths, including Tom Wilson and Martin Stern. Voluntary donations to cover expenses. A brief AGM for members will follow.

    Voices in Exile - from Sweden, India, and UK - North Herts Inter Faith Forum

    St Mark's Church Hall, Lancaster Avenue, Hitchin, SG5 1PA. 19.30 – 21.30
    With guest speaker the Revd Dr Canon Andrew Wingate. Dr Wingate was formerly the Inter Faith Advisor to the Bishop of Leicester and President of Leicester Theological Society Canon Theologian. He was the founding Director of the St Philip's Centre…

    Torbay Interfaith Forum Meeting

    Quaker Meeting House, 48 Tor Hill Road, Torquay, TQ2 5RT
    “My Connection with Judaism”. Speaker: Sheridian Richard-James. …

  • Thursday 15 November

    Discover Buddhism

    Brownberrie Ln, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD
    An opportunity to discover Buddhism, meditation and mindfulness, outside Leeds Trinity Student Union. …

    How does Faith Contribute to the Life and Community of North Lincolnshire?

    Normanby Hall, Normanby, Scunthorpe, DN15 9HU
    As part of Inter Faith Week, North Lincolnshire Council are hosting a celebration event for faith leaders, focusing on the contribution faith makes to the community and lives of inhabitants of North Lincolnshire. Councillor John Briggs opening the event followed…

    Faiths, Health and Well-being Seminar

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital Education Centre, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, B15 2TH
    The seminar will focus mainly on complementary therapies and social prescribing. …

    Faith & Climate Change

    Deen Centre, Birkenhead. 10.00 – 14.00
    Faith & Climate Network Interactive event.
    The event aims to offer interactive opportunities to focus on energy from heating & lighting our buildings to practical support for people experiencing fuel poverty, bringing together and sharing expertise and faith based…

    SLEDP South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership Inter Faith Week Event

    The Quaker Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4BH. 10.30 – 14.00
    South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) presents the Cumbrian launch of the third edition (2018) and first Cumbria supplement of Religion, Belief and Culture in our Community: Understanding, respecting and valuing the diverse cultures of the United Kingdom.

    Inter Faith Coffee Morning - Muslim Women of Merton

    Morden Islamic Community Centre, 116 London Road, Morden, SM4 5AX . 11.00 – 12.30
    Welcoming women of all cultures, faiths and no faith.
    The Mayor of Merton and Local Councillors will be attending.

    All in Good Faith

    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council, Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston, Leics LE18 2DR. 12.00 – 14.00
    Presentation on the diversity of faith communities resident and active in the borough of Oadby and Wigston. Including contributions from council staff, elected members, community groups and organisations which provide a service in the Borough (featuring Christian, Bahá’í, Jewish and…

    Faith in the Workplace - Network Rail

    The Quadrant: MK - Auditorium, Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1EN. 12.00 – 13.00
    A talk by Maria Power on 'Faith in the Workplace'.
    Dr Maria Power is a Research Fellow at Blackfriars, University of Oxford. Her academic research focuses on the role that religions can play in ameliorating violence and ethnic…

    Faith in a crisis: are faith and belief groups the new first responders?

    The Churchill Room, 100 Parliament Street, Westminster, London, SW1A 2ER. 12.30 – 13.30
    Panel discussion on the role of faith and belief groups in supporting communities in crisis. Our panel will comprise Bishop Graham Tomlin (Bishop of Kensington) and Mr Abdurahman Sayed (Al Manaar Mosque, North Kensington) who will speak about their involvement…

    What Inter Faith Week Means to Me: A Buddhist Perspective

    Church Heritage Room, Methodist Church, 10a Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester, LE1 6AF. 13.00 – 13.30
    A talk on 'What Inter Faith Week Means to Me: A Buddhist Perspective' by Kevin Commons. …

    Communicating Peace in the public sphere: sustainable futures

    Clephan Building, Room 0.01 (13:00-14:00), Room 2.33 (14:00-15:00) and Room 2.02B (15:00-16:00) De montfort University, LE1 9BH. 13.00 – 17.00
    Communicating Peace in the public sphere: CoS
    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    13:00-14:00 (CL0.01) Introduction and screening
    Introduction Professor Richard Bull
    14:00-15:00 (CL2.33) Panel 1 discussion and networking
    Allan Hayes, RSA

    Sikhs: The Sikh Society of MK; Network Rail

    The Quadrant: MK - Auditorium, Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1EN. 13.00 – 14.00
    "God created all of us from one light and none are good or bad"
    (Sri Guru Granth Sahib p1349). The Sikh Society of Milton Keynes is hosting an event on Sikhism in partnership with Network Rail at the Quadrant…

    Middlesbrough: City of Kindness

    Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt, Albert Road, TS1 2QJ. 13.30 – 15.30
    Stronger Communities Middlesbrough and Middlesbrough Interfaith Network would like to invite you to the launch of 'Middlesbrough: City of Kindness'. This will give you an opportunity to hear from a wide range of local residents and school children about their…

    What Inter Faith Stands For - Navjivan Vadil Kendra

    Navjivan Vadil Kendra, 16 Haywood Close, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 3LQ. 14.00 – 15.00
    As a part of Inter Faith Week, we have arranged a talk at our Centre, Navjivan Vadil Kendra. Our speaker is Mr. Harshad Sanghrajka, MBE, who will address our members on what Inter Faith stands for and throw light on…

    Interfaith Summit 2018

    Amnesty International UK Human Rights Action Centre 25 New Inn Yard London EC2A 3EA. 15.30 – 21.00
    Coinciding with UK Interfaith Week in November, the summit is a unique event bringing together young people from diverse communities to connect with others, explore important themes, and sign up to joint action in the UK. Along with workshops, panel…

    Girls’ Yoga - University of Leeds

    Room TBC, University of Leeds, Leeds. 15.30 – 16.30
    As part of Inter Faith Week at the University of Leeds, a chance to take part in yoga.…

    Dangerous Delusions: Learning to understand each other

    The Crypt St Johns Church, 200 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA. 16.00 – 19.00
    In celebration of Inter Faith Week 2018, the Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum will be hosting a community discussion to explore what we can do together to make Tower Hamlets a better place to live and work. There will be…

    Religion and LGBT+ Rights - Is It A Competition?

    The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL . 18.00 – 21.00
    All too often it is assumed that either a person's faith or their support for LGBT+ rights must take precedence over the other. The interaction between the two can be especially problematic given that religion/belief and sexual orientation are both…

    Faith in Prisons - Hounslow Friends of Faith

    Hanuman Hindu Temple, Sri Datta Yoga Centre, 51 Beech Avenue, Brentford, TW8 8NQ. 19.00 – 21.30
    A meeting to celebrate National Inter Faith Week 2018. Speaker: Bharti Tailor, Hindu Chaplain at Bronzefield and Send Women’s Prisons…

    Scriptural Reasoning on the theme of peace

    Large Conference Room, Church House, Ogleforth, YO1 7JN
    On behalf of York Minster, the Revd Canon Dr Chris Collingwood invites you to this event where members of various faith traditions will share what their scriptures say about peace as this is during the week of the centenary commemoration…

    Three Faiths: One Question - Veritas Forum at the University of Birmingham

    Avon Room, University Centre, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT. 19.30 – 21.30
    Three Faiths: One Question: Why do good people do bad things? Christian, Muslim, and Sikh speakers will explore the concepts and assumptions that underlie each religion, and how these lead to differing worldviews. Inspired by the diversity of the city…

    Perspectives on Christianity

    Grey College Chapel, Fountains Hall, Grey College, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LG. 19.30 – 21.30

    Is Consciousness Produced by the Brain or a Quality of the Soul

    Room 1, Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TX. 19.30 – 21.00
    "What is the fundamental, empirical base of existence? It seems to me that the idea that consciousness arises from neurons is groundless — consciousness can’t be secondary because it’s the thing that you’re using to experience and describe things in…

  • Friday 16 November

    What Inter Faith Week Means To Me: A View from the Dialogue Society

    Methodist Church, Church Heritage Room, 10a Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester, LE1 6AF. 13.00 – 13.30
    Last of five lunchtime talks, each one from a different faith perspective.…

    Islamophobia Awareness by Mend; Network Rail

    The Quadrant: MK - Auditorium, Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1EN. 15.00 – 16.00
    A talk on 'Islamophobia Awareness' by Mend in partnership with Network Rail. It is at the Quadrant MK - Auditorium at Network Rail HQ. …

    General Information Session - York Buddhist Network

    Jacobs Well, Trinity Lane, Micklegate, York, YO1 6EL, North Yorkshire. 18.00 – 20.00
    York Buddhist Network invite you to their general information session so you can find out about all of the various Buddhist groups that meet in York. …

    Coffee With MEP Alex Mayer - Near Neighbours Luton

    Shree Sanatan Sewa Samaj Hindu Temple Hall, Hereford Road, Lewsey Farm, Luton, LU4 0PS
    During Inter Faith Week 2018, Near Neighbours Luton is having Coffee with our MEP Alex Mayer.
    Alex Mayer is a Labour Member of the European Parliament for the East of England. She also represents group of the Progressive…

    Crawley Inter Faith Network Annual General Meeting with keynote speaker Dr Opinderjit Kaur Takhar

    Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Crawley RH10 6HG . 19.00 – 21.00
    AGM and keynote speaker to address "Guru Nanak's teaching and message for the Society". Dr Opinderjit Kaur Takhar is a Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, University of Wolverhampton.

    Friday Night Dinner - Jewish Society at Durham University

    Lindisfarne Centre, St. Aidan's College, Windmill Hill, Durham, DH1 3LJ . 19.30 – 21.30
    An event involving a Friday Night Dinner by the Jewish Society at Durham University, and in partnership with the Durham University Chaplaincy Network. Guests from ISOC. …

  • Saturday 17 November

    Faiths and Sustainability - taking responsibility for our planet

    St Peter's Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 5AA. 9.30 – 14.00
    An event to raise awareness of the current environmental issues, to proved the community with an outline of services and support available and for members of the community to raise issues and concerns with key services providers.

    ‘Peace Now: The Personal Dimension’’

    Friargate Quaker Meeting House, Lower Friargate, York YO1 9RL, UK . 10.00 – 16.45
    Open Conference and workshops. As part of York Quakers' commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, this day of talks and workshops offers an opportunity to move on to active peace-keeping in the present day.…

    Understanding Islam and Christianity

    Al-Mahdi Institute, 60 Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6RB. 10.00 – 17.00
    Special study-day workshop to be conducted by Dr Chris Hewer. Dr Chris Hewer comes from a background in Christian theology, education, Islamic studies and inter-faith studies and has worked in the field of Muslims in Britain and Christian-Muslim relations since…

    Corrymeela in Exeter - Mercy, Justice, Truth and Peace

    Alumni Auditorium, the Forum, University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Northcote House, Exeter, EX4 4QJ R. 10.00 – 16.30
    An inter faith conference, open to those of all faiths and beliefs and none. Speaker: Pádraig Ó Tuama - a poet, theologian, mediator and peace activist/educator. Since 2014, he has been the leader of the Corrymeela Community which works for…

    OneWorld Festival Song

    Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH. 12.00 – Sunday 18 November 16.00
    A special free weekend of faith, folk and song celebrating the communities of Oxford. Come and join us for a dazzling weekend of activities, music, storytelling, talks and craft for all ages.

    Migration overview with Faith Representatives

    Al Hikmah Centre, Batley. 14.00 – 23.59
    Meeting to give an overview of migration and how faith centres can be places of welcome.…

    Inter Faith Week Forum & Dinner - Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association

    Fircroft Primary School, Fircroft Road, Tooting, London, SW17 7PP. 15.00 – 18.00
    Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association welcomes you to the Interfaith Week forum and dinner. An inter faith dialogue on: if there is a God? Then why is there suffering in this world? Between 7 major faiths who will share their beliefs…

  • Sunday 18 November

    Corrymeela Worship in Exeter - Ecumenical Christian Service

    Southernhay United Reformed Church, Dix's Field (off Paris Street), Exeter, EX1 1QA. 10.30 – 12.00
    A Christian based service of worship on November 18 in Exeter. The keynote speaker and preacher is Pádraig Ó Tuama. Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet, theologian, mediator and peace activist/educator who since 2014, he has been the leader of…

    Inter-Faith Worship Service at Godalming Unitarian Chapel

    Godalming Unitarian Chapel, Meadrow, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 3JB. 11.00 – 12.00
    An Inter Faith Worship Service at Godalming Unitarian Chapel for Inter Faith Week, inspired by the inter faith classic, 'One River, Many Wells' by Matthew Fox.
    It will be a multi-faith themed service, led by Inter Faith Minister, Re…

    Underbank Chapel, Stannington - Inter Faith Week Even

    Underbank Unitarian Chapel, Stannington Road / Stopes Road, S6 6AP. 11.00 – 0.00
    We are marking Inter Faith Week at Underbank Unitarian Chapel, Stannington. Unitarians routinely draw inspiration from the literature of many world faiths and philosophies, and on Interfaith Sunday, we have Penny Kaye from the Sheffield Reform Jewish denomination, to give…

    OneWorld Festival Song - 2nd Event

    Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH. 12.00 – 16.00
    A special free weekend of faith, folk and song celebrating the communities of Oxford. Come and join us for a dazzling weekend of activities, music, storytelling, talks and craft for all ages.

    All One World activities are…

    Inter Faith Poetry Workshop and Live Poetry Salon

    Uxbridge Quaker Meeting House, York Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1QW. 13.30 – 15.30
    Create your own poem exploring faith, culture and diversity in this writing workshop led by Dr Emma Filtness (Lecturer in Creative Writing at Brunel University London) and hosted by Carolyn Appleby (Friend and Poet) at the Uxbridge Quaker Meeting House…

    Celebration of UK Inter Faith Week

    Hull Unitarian Church, Park Street, Hull, HU2 8TA. 13.30 – 15.30
    Celebrating UK Inter Faith Week at the Hull Unitarian Church. Speakers from various faith communities and civic representatives, including Joan Cook, President of UK Unitarians General Assembly.

    Tread Lightly on this Earth: Exploring Food, Faith & Living Sustainably

    Guru Nanak Gurdwara, 128-130 High Street, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 3AP. 14.00 – 17.00
    An afternoon exploring ‘Low Carbon Food’ from different faith perspectives. Topics will be: faiths and food, reducing our food footprint, ‘waste not, want not’, inspiring personal stories and pledging to take action. The event is part of the Living The…

    ‘Death Cafe’

    Quaker Meeting House, 16 Queens Road, Leicester, LE2 1WP. 14.00 – 16.00
    A meeting at the Quaker Meeting House in Leicester on the subject of 'Death Cafe'. Organised by Leicester Quakers. Get together with a small group of interested people in a friendly, relaxed environment and chat about a topic which is…

    Celebrating Faith 2018

    Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, BN3 3BQ. 14.00 – 18.00
    Come and find out about the broad range of social welfare and community development projects that are delivered by our faith communities, and the difference it makes to our city.

    The event will include contributions from…

    Sir Thomas Browne and Arthur Dee: Alchemy in 17th-Century Norwich

    Silver Road Community Centre, 34 Silver Road, Norwich, NR3 4TB. 19.00 – 21.30
    A talk by Chris Wood.
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  • Monday 19 November

    Rotherham Inter-Faith Group Tea Party: Celebrating the Richness of our Different Faiths and Cultures

    The Unity Centre, St Leonards Road, Rotherham, S65 1PD. 17.00 – 18.00
    We welcome all who join us. We follow a simple agenda. We share a 'cuppa', stories, fellowship and silence; holding Rotherham and the World in the Light. We also consider ways of contributing to peace and unity in Rotherham and…

    Spirituality and Ageing

    King’s College London, Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS. 17.30 – 20.00
    Age UK and the Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London are holding the annual David Hobman lecture. The lecture, entitled ‘Spirituality and Ageing’, will be delivered by Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Bishop of London.…

    MFC Annual Lecture – Unity in Diversity by Terry Waite

    Multifaith Centre, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB. 18.00 – 20.30
    A lecture by Terry Waite to mark Inter Faith Week.

    Terry Waite was born in the County of Cheshire, England on the 31st of May 1939. He was educated at Stockton Heath High School and studied Theology…

  • Tuesday 20 November

    The Families of Faith - Islamic Society of Britain

    St Andrews, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11 8YL. 18.00 – 20.00
    To mark the Inter Faith week 2018, Islamic Society of Britain will be holding a special evening, where different faiths come together to answer the questions still left unanswered.

    Topics of discussion on the evening include:

  • Wednesday 21 November

    Luke’s Gospel and The Qur’an: an Inter-textual Study

    University of Kent, Room CNWsr2, Canterbury, Kent, England, CT2 7NZ . 13.00 – 14.00
    To mark Inter Faith Week, the University of Kent Chaplaincy is organising a presentation of the paper ‘Luke’s Gospel and The Qur’an: an Inter-textual Study’ by Revd Dr Stephen Laird, Anglican Chaplain. People from all faiths and none are welcome…

    Peace and Reconcilliation: Reflections on the Genocide in Bosnia

    Newcastle Heaton Mosque, 1 Rothbury Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5XH. 18.00 – 20.30
    An evening of inter faith dialogue to be held at the Newcastle Heaton Mosque. Speakers: Smajo Beso, Ann Scofield and Andy Lie.

    Building the UN: The Making of Multilateral Peace by Baroness Shirley Williams, part of the 1918 - 2018 - 100 Years On: Striving for Peace course

    County High School, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4UH. 19.30 – 0.00
    The third of a Course of four lectures, entitled "1918 - 2018 - 100 Years On: Striving for Peace," by 'UNA Walden' (Saffron Walden & District Branch of the United Nations Association). The other dates being 18th Sept, 17th Oct…

  • Saturday 24 November

    Perceptions of Mental Health from Different Faiths

    Royal School, Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 0EG. 9.00 – 14.30
    For this year's Inter Faith Week, Interfaith Wolverhampton is holding a special conference on mental health to explore different faith perspectives.

    Who do you think we are?

    Parkview, Blackmore Crescent, Sheerwater, GU21 5NZ. 14.00 – 16.00
    When people look into their family's past, they often get surprises. We invite you to a discussion of discovery about our personal journeys to Woking. Come and chat over afternoon tea.…

  • Tuesday 11 December

    Beliefs & Practices - The Zoroastrians

    Victoria Centre, 46-50 Palk Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1HR. 19.30 – 21.30
    The Zoroastrians: One of the world’s oldest religions: Beliefs & Practices with guest speaker Malcolm M. Deboo. Wellingborough Inter Faith warmly invites you to this presentation. …

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