Activities calendar

The calendar below shows activity information linked to Inter Faith Week 2020. Many activities this year will take place virtually, and an icon identifies these on the list below. You can also filter online/ socially distanced in-person activities using the controls above.

  • Sunday 8 November

    Interfaith Week, Diwali and Christmas Celebrations

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

    Towards a Better Understanding of Judaism and Quakerism in Birmingham

    Birmingham. 17.30 – 19.00
    Sharing perspectives between Birmingham’s Jewish and Quaker communities, as part of Inter Faith Week. Speakers will talk about Judaism and Quakerism in Birmingham with reference to Social Action and Welfare, Climate Change and Prison Chaplaincy. We will hear among others…

  • Monday 9 November

    Interfaith Week Podcast  

    Kirklees (online)
    A series of podcasts with local community members sharing personal experiences and stories about faith and daily life during Inter Faith Week.
    To listen: on Twitter: @KirkleesCI
    or Facebook:

    Clergy and Imams Meeting

    Halifax Minster HX1 1LP. 10.00 – 12.00
    This annual meeting of Clergy and Imams is also open to leaders of other faith communities.…

    Inter Faith Week stand in the restaurant

    Rotherham Hospital, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Moorgate Road, Rotherhams S60 2UD.. 11.00 – Thursday 12 November 14.00
    Promotional work with Staff in Rotherham Hospital, highlighting the work of the Chaplaincy. Also launching 3 initiatives - first, a new Chaplain's Surgery - a fixed day and time each week when Staff can access a Chaplain with or without…

    Interfaith marriage seminar

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

    Pilgrimage - a personal faith perspective

    DH1 3LE. 19.00 – 20.30
    Individuals from different faith traditions and belief systems will share their personal experiences of and responses to pilgrimage.…

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

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

    Swindon Interfaith Group - Faith & The Environment

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

    Buddhism in the 21st Century

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

  • Tuesday 10 November

    Unity in Diversity

    Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, The Grange, Mountjoy Road, Lisnamallard, Omagh, Tyrone, BT79 7BL United Kingdom (online). 10.00 – 12.00
    Unity in Diversity
    Interfaith Reflections

    This is an on-line public event where participants are encouraged to join in and hear and share readings from different faiths and beliefs followed by discussion, helping to grow interfaith understanding…

    Foundation Stones Interfaith Workshop

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

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

    Faith Leader Discussion - Faith in Lockdown

    1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6AE. 12.00 – 13.15
    Faith leaders will discuss how the Covid-19 Pandemic and lockdown has affected their faith practices, faith communities and their own faith. Faith in lockdown. To run a panel discussion made up of faith leaders and NHS Digital colleagues to discuss…

    Faith and Religious Small Charities Meet Up

    . 13.00 – 15.00
    The Small Charities Coalition is hosting a special online meeting for Inter Faith Week 2020, asking:
    "Has COVID increased the connection between faith organisations?
    Is the perceived anti faith stance of some funders and government a barrier to…

    Being LGBTQ+ and a Person of Faith

    Friargate, York. 13.00 – 16.00
    We will be discussing what it means to be LGBTQ+ and a Person of Faith. We hope to meet in the Friends Meeting House, Friargate but if not it will be via zoom. There is a limit of 30 people…

    Realising Religious Freedom around the World

    . 18.00 – 19.00
    An #InterfaithWeek discussion on how we can help realise freedom of religion and belief around the world.
    With: Kiri Kankhwende - Press and Public Affairs Team Leader, Christian Solidarity Worldwide; Padideh Sabeti - Director, Office of Public Affairs of…

    City of Sanctuary

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

    More information to follow…

    Impacts of current day situation in the world

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

    Sharing faith and belief perspectives on racism and prejudice

    Devon (online). 19.00 – 18.15
    What can we learn from the Black Lives Matter protests? Join us to listen to diverse perspectives on racism and prejudice
    Engage in discussion and dialogue about faith, belief and unconscious bias. As Christians, Humanists, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Muslims,…

    Religions during COVID-19: Spiritual and Practical

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

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

    Servant Leadership: What do our faiths teach and how does it influence the we lead in our workplace?

    . 19.30 – 20.30
    An online inter faith converation with contributions from Jill Rowe and Paramjit Kaur Matharu. Jill is the Ethos and Formation Director for Oasis a charity engaged in the transformation of over 35 communities across the UK. She is part of…

    Inter Faith Week Panel Panel Debate : ‘Let your vision be world embracing’

    Barnet, London. 19.30 – 21.15
    Panelists from Christianity, Islam, Hindu, Judaism and Baha’i Faith will give their perspective on what it means to practise your Faith in the 21st Century. This will be followed by a Question and Answer session.
    The panelists are: Rabbi…

  • Wednesday 11 November

    Virtual Buddhist Meditation Session

    1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6AE. 11.30 – 12.15
    The Multifaith Network would like you to attend a Virtual Buddhist Meditation Session on the 11th November which will be led by the Jamyang Buddhist Centre in Leeds. The session introduces a method for developing calm abiding meditation using methods,…

    ‘Get Together for Faith Connectors’

    Kirklees. 18.00 – 19.00
    The theme of the discussion will focus on: Connectors sharing their opportunities and challenges in everyday life. Such as positive news stories, health, wellbeing and hate crime. To build stronger resilience working together. …

    Youth Debate - “Keeping the faith in a pandemic”

    Islington (online). 18.00 – 19.30
    Young People will be leading and delivering this event with young speakers from different faiths and secular backgrounds. Everyone of all ages is invited to join us on YouTube to hear young people debating, then a Q&A with the audience.

    My Faith – its position within the University of York and the City

    York (online). 18.00 – 19.00
    Student speakers from different faiths give personal views and reflect on the mood of their Society or link it with COVID19. Contact: …

    LGBTQ+ Interfaith Week Celebration 2020

    London (online). 18.30 – 19.30
    For its third annual celebration of national Inter Faith Week, the Faith & Belief Forum in collaboration with LGBTQ+/Faith partners is hosting an online space for LGBTQ+ people from different faiths, beliefs, and backgrounds to reflect, share, and be together.…

    Foundation Stones Interfaith Workshop

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

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

    Islam’s response in times of crisis

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

    Faith in a pandemic - An online gathering

    University of Gloucestershire GL50 2RH. 19.15 – 20.15
    An opportunity to hear stories and share reflections. Organised by Cheltenham InterFaith, University of Gloucestershire and Cheltenham Borough Council. Presentations, videos and break-out groups. Event to support Cheltenham Foodbank…

  • Thursday 12 November

    What are Religions doing about Race Inequality?

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

    Dare to Hope

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

  • Friday 13 November

    Bromley Three Faiths Group shared worship experience

    Bromley - Various - full details on our website
    The three communities (Jewish, Christian and Muslim) involved in Bromley Three Faiths Group are opening up their regular worship events this weekend as part of the Inter Faith Week celebrations. Each worship event will include a special welcome message to…

    Q and A with Faith Representatives from local places of worship

    Students Union, Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Bath BA2 9BN
    Q&A With Faith Representatives - Join us on Facebook for a pre-recording of a q&a with faith leaders from local places of worship. You’ll be able to hear from Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation, Bath Baha’i Community, Clifton Catholic…

    Swindon Interfaith Group - Rally of Hope

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

  • Saturday 14 November

    Not That Different! Similarities between Islam and Other Religions    

    York (online). 11.00 – 12.15
    This is a virtual event hosted by York Mosque discussing what we have in common in terms of religious traditions from an Islamic perspective. Contact Rasha Ibrahim via email on for more details and the zoom link. …

    Essential divinity - an event in celebration of national Interfaith Week

    Global Co-operation House , 65-69 Pound Lane, Willesden Green, London NW10 2HH. 17.00 – 18.30
    At this crucial time in our world, it is essential to recognise and connect with that which is subtle and invisible and make it visible in our daily lives. We invite you to explore, with speakers from different faiths, the…

    Hope - a youth perspective

    . 18.00 – 20.00
    An event to give young people the chance to represent their faiths, celebrate diversity, and share our common humanity.
    An evening of celebration for Inter Faith Week on the topic of 'hope'. You’ll hear from youth leaders of different…

    Wealth and Poverty

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

  • Sunday 15 November

    Sricpture Reading

    Huddersfield. 0.00 – 0.00
    On-line event for faith leaders from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish faiths to read scriptures …

    Virtual Scripture Reasoning Event

    Huddersfield. 16.00 – 17.00
    A fresh approach to modern day inter-faith dialogue which puts scripture at the heart of the conversation.

    Join us in promoting cohesion within the community! …

    “What I like about Religions X”

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

    Swindon Interfaith Group - Inspirational Film Night

    Swindon (online). 19.00 – 21.00
    Swindon Interfaith and the Swindon Baha'i Community are proud to bring our annual Inspirational Film Night to a Virtual Audience.…

  • Tuesday 24 November

    Unity in Crisis: diverse communities together in difficult times

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

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