Activities calendar

Inter Faith Week 2019 activity information is being added on a rolling basis. Please check back regularly!

  • Thursday 31 October

    Inter Faith perspectives on assisted dying

    Oxford Quaker Meeting House, 43 St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LW. 19.00 – 21.00
    Religious beliefs and perspectives on assisted dying from the Church of England, Islam, Judaism, Zoroastrian and Hindu teachings.

    Presentations from Shahin Bekhradnia, Canon Rosie Harper, Imam Taj Hardgey, Hindu Priest Chandra Vavivale and Rabbi Norman Solomon will…

  • Monday 4 November

    Faith Leadership Training Initiative

    Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6QA. 9.00 – 17.00
    Faith Leadership Training Initiative (FLTI) is for leaders involved in faith based organisations in the Thames Valley, at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, on 4th November 2019, from 9am to 5pm.

    The Oxford Foundation has…

    Plastic Pollution - Inter Faith Programme

    Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA. 19.00 – 21.00
    Interfaith Programme: Plastic Bank are launching the program this month in association with the Season of Creation to connect the teachings of various religions with stewardship of creation.…

  • Wednesday 6 November

    National Inter Faith Week - launch of Birmingham programme

    Committee Rooms 3 and 4, Birmingham City Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB. 14.00 – 16.30
    This is the start of the Birmingham programme and will be launched by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Mohmmed Azim, Honorary President, Birmingham Council of Faiths.

    Presentations, cultural events and networking. …

  • Thursday 7 November

    Seminar: ‘First 1000 Days (of life)’

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital Education Centre, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2GW. 11.00 – 16.00
    The seminar will explore the antenatal, birth, postnatal and early years from a public health, midwive’s, health visitor’s, obstetrician’s, paediatrician’s, chaplain’s and parenting perspective.

  • Saturday 9 November

    Faith & Family Roots

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Acomb Road, Acomb, York, YO24 4HA. 13.00 – 15.00
    Come discover and learn how to tell your own family stories of culture and faith with workshops and specialist family history consultants on hand to personally help. This service is provided free as part of interfaith week in York and…

  • Sunday 10 November

    Tread Softly

    Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Pl, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL. 14.00 – 16.00
    The event will consist of various presentations on stage from different faith communities, using such things as music, song, drama, spoken word and poetry. The space will be arranged with round tables and chairs to encourage friendship between people of…

    Who was Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him)

    Paddock Village Hall, West View, Paddock, Huddersfield HD1 4TX. 18.00 – 20.00
    Come and learn about the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him), who has been ranked as number 1 by Michael Hart in his book of the Worlds Most Influential People. …

  • Monday 11 November

    Climate Change - Challenges to Faith

    Holland House, Cropthorne (near Pershore) WR10 3NB
    Speakers:
    Dr Martin Hudson (plant scientist & environmental biologist) : 'The Science of Climate Change'.
    Footsteps - Faiths for a Low Carbon Future (a Birmingham-based interfaith group) : presentation of responses to climate change from a range of…

    Spirituality Professional Open Day

    Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, Lark Rise, Loughborough, LE11 2HS. 10.30 – 14.30
    An event for professionals working in community support and palliative care within the East Midlands to engage with faith leaders and health professionals while enhancing your knowledge and understanding of palliative spiritual care.

    During the day, there…

    Climate Change Inter Faith Workshop

    St Peter's House, Manchester, M13 9GH. 12.00 – 13.00
    The time is now! The climate is changing and we must too! Come and hear from environmentalist expert Kamran Shezad on the role of faith in tackling climate change, and gain insight on what it is that we can actually…

    A basic Introduction to Paganism

    Lecture Theatre B, Edward Llwyd Centre, Wrexham Glyndwr University, Mold Road, Wrexham LL11 2AW. 12.15 – 13.15
    Ever wondered what Pagans do and believe? If so, this talk is for you. Our Pagan Chaplain, Druid Philip Main, will give a brief introduction to Paganism today, and we'll follow this with a chance for questions and open discussions.

    Listening to Different Experiences

    St Anne’s Church, Park Hill, Moseley, B13 8DU. 19.00 – 21.00
    Relevant issues: listening to one another’s explanations of perceptions/experience, discussion of difference, identity, tradition, priorities, our reasons for preference, prejudice, language, literalism, confrontation, vision of the future, generosity and hope.…

    Pfayer & Meditation: Self-Realization Fellowship

    Christchurch Clarendon Park, 105A Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3EH. 19.30 – 21.00
    Fourth session in free eight-week course, "Prayer & Meditation". This evening, Leicestershire Meditation Circle of Self-Realization Fellowship, presented by Vasanthy Watt.…

  • Tuesday 12 November

    Having Faith in Care

    G02 in the Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske, Truro TR1 3LQ. 10.00 – 15.00
    As part of Inter Faith Week 10th-17th November Dor Kemmyn, Cornwall's Interfaith Group, have agreed to come to the Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske to deliver an awareness session about different religions and beliefs.
    The day will consist of…

    A basic introduction to Christianity

    Lecture Theatre A, Edward Llwyd Centre, Wrexham Glyndwr University, Mold Road, Wrexham LL11 2AW. 12.15 – 13.15
    Ever wondered what Christians today do and believe? our Roman Catholic Chaplain, Deacon Michael, will be giving a potted history of the faith and looking at it's central beliefs. This will be followed by time for questions and open discussion.…

    Spirituality and the Environment

    The Guildhall, 77 Lowgate, Hull, HU1 2AA. 16.30 – 18.30
    NEXT MEETING OF HERI
    Our next forum will take place on Tuesday, 12th November 2019. The topic is 'Spirituality and the Environment.'
    Please come and take part in this as we explore what insights are available as humanity…

    Inter Faith Lecture 2019

    Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, Southampton, SO17 1BF. 18.00 – 20.00
    'James Parkes in the Hitler Years - International Interfaith Interracial Humanitarianism'

    When World War One veteran James Parkes went up to Oxford in the fall of 1919 he was part of a generation in search of 'the…

    How can we avoid falling into extremes over issues like Brexit and climate change and use our faith to sustain positive dialogue?

    Maidenhead Mosque, Holmanleaze, SL6 8AW. 19.00 – 20.30
    Join us to discuss the above topic. The discussion will be followed by refreshments.

  • Wednesday 13 November

    Talks on inter faith by Mr Hassan Burrows, Rev Rob Crompton and Father Hugh Pollock

    The Quaker Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4BH . 10.30 – 13.00
    To mark Inter Faith Week 2019, South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) is holding a series of talks by Mr Hassan Burrows, Rev Rob Crompton and Father Hugh Pollock. The event is free, and will take place at The…

    ‘Welcoming The Stranger’

    West London Islamic Centre, Brownlow Road, West Ealing, W13 OSQ. 12.30 – 14.30
    Exploring what this means in these days & times according to the different faiths' scriptures.

    This event is part of Inter Faith Week and we hope as many will attend as possible. A light lunch and refreshments…

    A Basic Introduction to Sikhism

    Lecture Theatre B, Edward Llwyd Centre, Wrexham Glyndwr University, Mold road, Wrexham. 13.00 – 1.45
    A basic introduction to Sikhism. So much misunderstanding and fear of difference exists in our society today, and we hope to make the world a little bit of a better place by learning about Sikhism from someone who follows this…

  • Thursday 14 November

    Newham Student SACRE

    Newham. 13.00 – 16.00
    Eight secondary schools across Newham will be coming together to think about climate change and what religions and worldviews have to say about this.…

    A Brief Introduction to Buddhism

    Lecture Theatre B, Edward Llwyd Centre, Wrexham Glyndwr University, Mold Rd, Wrexham LL11 2AW. 13.00 – 13.45
    A brief, informal introduction to Buddhism given by our Buddhist Chaplain, followed by a chance to ask any questions you may have. So much misunderstanding and fear of difference exists in our society today, so we want to try to…

    Can we be certain about anything? Faith and Science Seminar

    Wallace Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Campus SA2 8PP. 18.30 – 20.00
    A Faith and Science Seminar led by The Right Revd Joanna Penberthy, Bishop of St Davids.
    Title: 'Can we be certain about anything?'…

    Lecture and discussion

    Amersham Council Chamber, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5AW. 19.00 – 21.00
    This is a lecture given by two speakers, Yossi Eli (Jewish) and Dr Nighat Arif (Muslim) who will be discussing the question: "Is religion the enemy of social cohesion?".
    This will be followed by a discussion, chaired by Arabella…

    The Essex Faith Covenant two years on… Its impact on our communities

    Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1SQ. 19.00 – 21.30
    This event is an opportunity to hear from speakers Stephen Timms MP, Chair of the All Parliamentary Committee on Faith and Society, and Jeremy Simmons, Policy and Programme Officer at Faith Action on the work of Inter Faith covenants. Come…

  • Friday 15 November

    And we got to get ourselves back to the garden

    UCLan Oasis Centre, Kirkham Street, Fylde Road, Preston, PR1 2XQ. 19.00 – 21.00
    There is growing scientific demand to optimise the carbon biomass on the land and in the sea by wilding or re-wilding or sitting back and letting nature do all the work.

    Can we view our ancient…

  • Saturday 16 November

    Learning About and Challenged by “Other than Christians”: One Christian’s Story

    Broadway Baptist Church, 166 Broadway, Derby, DE22 1BP. 8.00 – 10.00
    Over a traditional English breakfast (for important dietary information related to this see further below), Dr. Paul Weller - who for many years was Professor of Inter-Religious Relations at the University of Derby, is a member of Broadway Baptist Church,…

    Wolverhampton Inter Faith Suicide Prevention Event

    The Chancellors Hall, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY. 9.30 – 15.00
    In collabration with the University of Wolverhampton, Black Country Partnership NHS Trust and Wolverhampton City Council, Interfaith Wolverhampton Cllr Jas Dehar has organised an event to bring together key note speakers and local stakeholders to disuss suicide prevention.…

    Ealing Inter Faith event

    Christ the Saviour Church, New Broadway, Ealing, London, W5 2XA. 12.00 – 15.00
    All the faith groups of Ealing Citizens have joined together to organise a large inter faith gathering on Saturday (16th) 11am-3pm at Christ the Saviour church in Ealing.
    There will a Steel band (UFO), stalls, food and speakers from…

  • Sunday 17 November

    Buddhist Group of Kendal - Open Meeting

    Castle Street Community Centre, Castle Street, Kendal, LA9 7AD. 14.00 – 16.30
    As part of Inter Faith Week 2019, the Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) organizes an open meeting. People from all faiths and none are welcome to attend. The meeting will include:
    - Tranquillity and Insight Meditation
    - Mindfulness

    In Conversation With: A Rabbi, Priest and Baptist Minister

    St Matthew's Church, High Street, Yiewsley UB7 8QH. 17.30 – 19.00
    As part of Inter Faith Week (10th to 17th November 2019) we are bringing together a Rabbi, Priest and Baptist Minister to engage in a conversation about our different faiths, our shared and divergent histories, the significance of our faiths…

  • Monday 25 November

    Inter Faith Event - Mental Health: Dealing with Grief and Isolation

    Raynes Park Library, 21 Approach Road, London, SW20 8BA . 12.30 – 15.00
    Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association cordially invites you to an Interfaith event on Mental Health: Dealing with Grief and Isolation

    Includes speeches by women of various faiths, and the Guest of Honour, the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Janice…

  • Wednesday 27 November

    Our Food and Our Faith

    Corpus Christi Church Hall, 18 St James' Square, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH5 2BX. 9.30 – 13.00
    How can we eat well and sustainably for the planet? Come along and share with others from faith communities across the BCP conurbation and East Dorset.

    Arrive 9.30 am for 10 am start. Starter Activity, invited Speakers…

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