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. …

  • Friday 9 November

    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…

    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…

  • 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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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.…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

  • 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…

    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…

    ‘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…

    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.

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

  • Thursday 15 November

    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.

    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…

    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…

  • 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.…

  • 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.

    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…

    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.


  • Sunday 18 November

    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…

    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…

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