Activities calendar

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

  • Wednesday 30 October

    “Back in the World” - Spiritual Wellbeing Series 1

    University Of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, ROOM UG04, London, W1B 2HW. 18.00 – 19.30
    In October 2018 David Morris, the University of Westminster's Assistant Interfaith Adviser, began a 9 month residency at Gampo Abbey, a Buddhist monastery on the remote Cape Breton peninsula in Nova Scotia, Canada. He was ordained as a monk and…

  • 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…

    Education and Religion SIG seminar: Art, Faith and Education

    UCL Institute of Education (IOE), 20 Bedford Way, Room 537, London, WC1H 0AL. 17.30 – 19.00
    Art can foster dialogue between faith and non-faith communities, while running the risk of misrepresentation. This Education and Religion SIG Seminar brings together two speakers who are immersed in using the arts to challenge assumptions in formal and informal educational…

    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

    Reconciliation and Peace Building in a Time of Increasing Polarisation

    Betty Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons, 1 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2LW. 0.00 – 0.00
    Kindly Hosted by Virendra Sharma MP and Seema Malhotra MP

    The Universal Peace Federation, in partnership with the Women’s Federation for World Peace, would like to extend a heartfelt invitation to a (North West) European Conference to…

    Sex and Relationship Education: Addressing Faith Communities’ Concerns

    Methodist Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ. 9.30 – 15.30
    A conference for people from all faiths and none, to share ideas and thoughts about the new curriculum.

    With the opportunity to hear from experts in the fields of faith, education and safeguarding. …

    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

    Acton Muslim History Treasure Hunt

    Acton Mosque, 2-5 Oldham Terrace, Acton, London W3 6LS. 10.30 – 14.00
    A treasure hunt around Acton Muslim History sites followed by a tour and lunch at Acton Mosque. Invitations exclusively to members of the Outreach Ealing contacts

    Teams of up to 6 (people of various faiths accompanied by…

    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…

    Spiritual Heart Activation

    Crowne Plaza London - The City, 19 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6DB. 19.00 – 22.00
    On 9 November 2019, you are invited to a masterclass on Western Sufism with world-renowned Sufi Master Younus AlGohar at the Crowne Plaza London (The City)!

    Join us to welcome Sufi Master Younus Alohar, who will deliver…

  • Sunday 10 November

    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

    Inter Faith Week Exhibition

    Weston Hospicecare, Jackson-Barstow House, 28 Thornbury Rd, Weston-super-Mare BS23 4YQ
    Weston Hospicecare is inviting people to visit Jackson-Barstow House to contribute towards an exhibition to celebrate Inter Faith Week between 11-15 November.

    Although the charity emerged from a Christian church in 1989, it cares for people of…

    Women of Faith

    Banqueting Suite, City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY. 10.00 – 12.00
    To celebrate Interfaith week in Bradford, you are invited to a civic reception hosted by Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe and Believing in Bradford.

    We are bringing together Women of Faith in our City, to recognise what a wonderful…

    What Does Faith Mean To You?

    Engineering and Computing Building Foyer, Coventry University, 3 Gulson Rd, Coventry, CV1 2JH. 11.00 – 15.00
    Tell us what faith means to you as the Interfaith Community, the Hate Crime Team and the Spirituality and Faith Centre give advice and information on what they have to offer as well as give you a full run down…

    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.

    Where Faith, Belief and Policy Connect

    City Hall, Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. 12.30 – 15.00
    To mark Inter Faith Week this year, Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement invites women leaders of different faiths and beliefs, and none, to Where Faith, Belief and Policy Connect, a participatory event…

    Prophets in Islam and Christianity: Creation, Adam and Eve

    St Philip's Centre, 2a Stoughton Drive North, Leicester, LE5 5UB. 12.30 – 14.00
    First in a series of conversations about prophets in Islam and Christianity.…

    Challenging Hate Forum

    Manchester Cathedral, Victoria St, Manchester, M3 1SX. 14.00 – 16.30
    The Challenging Hate Forum (CHF) presents ‘A shared Civic Patriotism’.

    Key Note Speaker - The High Sheriff of Greater Manchester Mark Adlestone…

    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.…

    Dacorum Interfaith Network Meeting

    Hemel Hempstead Quaker Meeting House, 1 The Alleys, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5ZB. . 19.30 – 21.00
    Paul Sandford will be sharing with us about Druidry, his faith in the modern world, which has some historic link to an ancient religion of the British Isles.…

    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

    Talkaoke

    Nelson Library, Market Square, Nelson, BB9 7PU. 10.00 – 12.00
    In-situ and Building Bridges are holding a Talkaoke at Nelson Library for Inter Faith Week. Join in the interactive digital discussion.

    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…

    Celebrating Multi-Faith Britain

    Methodist Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH. 18.00 – 21.00
    You are warmly invited to share in an entertaining and informative evening to mark Inter Faith Week 2019.

    On Tuesday 12th November from 6pm - 9pm, Methodist Central Hall Westminster will host several guests from other faiths…

    Signs on the Earth: faith inspired responses to the climate emergency

    Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, Beech Grove Terrace, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT. 18.00 – 19.30
    Leading environmentalist, Fazlun Khalid will talk about what is perhaps the greatest threat humanity faces today, namely climate change. The dangers we face from climate change are well documented and Climate Action Tracker tells us that Morocco is the only…

    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…

    “Our Common Home – responding to the climate emergency and the world’s poor”

    Collingwood Centre, Rugby School, Oak Street, Rugby, CV22 5EB. 18.30 – 21.00
    For the 2019 Rugby Interfaith Forum public lecture we are very fortunate to have Christine Allen to speak on the topic “Our Common Home – responding to the climate emergency and the world’s poor” .

    Christine is…

    A talk and discussion on secularism - is it a necessity in a multifaith society?

    Leicester Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB. 19.00 – 21.00
    A talk on secularism followed by discussion.
    The three element of secularism are:
    1. Separation of religious institutions from the state.
    2. Freedom of thought and religion.
    3. No state discrimination on the grounds of…

    What our faiths contribute to building stronger communities

    Unity Centre, St Leonards Road, Rotherham, S65 1PD. 19.00 – 21.00
    We belong to one another: What do our faiths have to contribute to building stronger communities?

    We all belong to one human family and share a common territory together. All our faiths have wisdom to share on…

    Inter Faith Question Time 2019

    Cardiff University Students' Union, Park Pl, Cardiff, CF10 3QN. 19.00 – 21.00
    Our Interfaith Question Time, in Y Plas CUSU, starting at 7.00pm. We'll have refreshments (tea, coffee & cake) with an interfaith panel discussion.

    The format is a panel discussion with a representative from each of the faith…

  • 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…

    The Fabric of Faith: My Life Is But A Weaving

    UCL, Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. 13.00 – 14.00
    From church kneelers and banners to mosque table cloths and challah bread covers, fabrics are literally woven into the experience of faith and worship. In 2016, as part of her PhD at UCL’s The Bartlett, Katy Beinart brought together 15…

    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…

    “Keeping Hope Alive with Olive Oil and Soap”

    Preston Quaker Meeting House, 189 St Georges Road, Preston, PR1 6NQ. 19.00 – 20.30
    A Talk on Palestinian Fairtrade olive farmers and on Fairtrade in general.

    Speaker: Susan Murphy…

    “On becoming a multi-faith peacemaker in Jerusalem today”

    Southernhay United Reformed Church, Dix's Field, Exeter EX1 1QA. 19.15 – 0.00
    "On becoming a multi-faith peacemaker in Jerusalem today - the spiritual journey of a Rabbi's daughter" - an evening with Hanna Jaffe…

  • Thursday 14 November

    “Dying Matters”

    Bideford College, Abbotsham Road, Bideford EX39 3AR
    A day conference for schools on living and dying well. This event will bring together health professionals and members of diverse faith and belief communities to discuss what is meant by “Dying Well”. …

    OpenFaith Masterclasses

    Campus Centre Building, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH. 10.00 – 16.00
    Take part in a diverse range of workshops throughout the day. A great opportunity to learn about various faiths, spirituality, music and wellbeing. Book a space via MyGateway.…

    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…

    Faith in the Workplace

    Arcadis Cornerblock, 2 Cornwall St, Birmingham B3 2DL. 17.00 – 19.00
    "Faith in the Workplace" is an open event that is aimed towards understanding balance and practicing your faith in your workplace. Discussions will be held about what an inclusive business looks like from a faith perspective. Join us for an…

  • 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.…

    Intimate Partner Abuse in Faith Communities

    Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, Rothley St, Leicester, LE4 6LF. 10.30 – 13.00
    An inter faith conference on this important, sensitive but often neglected issue, hosted by Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of Favour.…

    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

    “A Day of Building Bridges and Valuing Visions”

    Lupton House, Brixham TQ5 0LD. 11.00 – 16.00
    A day event for young people, held in the house and beautiful gardens of Lupton House, Brixham. The event marks the re-launch of DIFFY (Devon Interfaith Forum for Youth). …

    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

    People who Inspire my Quaker Faith

    Preston Quaker Meeting House, 189 St Georges Road, Preston, PR1 6NQ. 14.00 – 16.00
    Some Preston Quakers talk about the people who have and continue to inspire them and their faith.

    Followed by light refreshments.…

    800 years of Faith and Belief: a forum to explore the developments of world faiths since the foundation of St Mary Magdalene Richmond in 1219

    St Mary Magdalene Church Paradise Road Richmond TW9 1SN. 15.00 – 17.00
    There will be a series of presentations on the events and changes that have occurred in the major world faiths since 1219. This is both an Inter Faith Week event and part of the celebrations of 800 year since the…

    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…

  • Saturday 23 November

    Mobilising Faith in Climate Activism: Learning from Extinction Rebellion

    Goldsmiths, University of London, 8 Lewisham Way, London, SE14 6NW. 10.30 – 16.00
    Join us for this space of learning and reflection, for activists and people of faith to share their experiences, questions and insights.

    Faith-based groups are mobilising like never before on climate breakdown and biodiversity loss. What can…

  • 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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