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 1 November

    Hats of Faith 2020

    Online
    A 5min 18 sec video explaining the Jewish headgear “kippah” collection I have and use. Aimed at younger children.
    Part of the virtual “Hats of Faith” project set up in the Wirral for schools for Interfaith Week.

  • Wednesday 4 November

    NTU Faith - interfaith Week Celebration Event

    Nottingham UK. 22.52 – 23.59
    NTU Faith will be bringing together a range of diverse faith traditions for an inclusive and exciting inter faith celebration during Interfaith Week 2020. There will be the opportunity to hear how different faith traditions come together for the common…

  • Friday 6 November

    A Visual History of the Hajj from the Khalili Collections

    Tintagel House 92 Albert Embankment London SE1 7TY. 0.00 – Monday 30 November 0.00
    A UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Professor Sir David Khalili, has been a champion of interfaith understanding and intercultural harmony and appreciation. As an Iranian Jew who has assembled the world’s largest collection of Islamic Art and is knighted by two Popes,…

    Tour of Bradford Interfaith Centre

    BD4 8RG
    Children from Reception at Lower Fields Primary Academy had a virtual visitor from Bradford Interfaith Centre. They learnt all about the Hindu celebration Diwali through stories, songs and dance.…

  • Sunday 8 November

    Message for humanity

    UK (Online)
    "Epidemics, Pandemics, Natural disasters have always afflicted humans since we first sprawled across the globe.
    Many of these outbreaks may have taught us an important lesson or even served as a harsh reminder… Or have they?
    At…

    Quotes about different faiths

    Windsor and Maidenhead (online). 0.00 – 23.59
    Each day during Inter Faith Week, Windsor and Maidenhead Community Forum will be sharing a quote from a different faith, as well as information about key dates/ festivals for that faith. …

    Sacred Spaces and Special Things

    Bradford UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    This year for Interfaith Week we have put together some resources and activities based on our popular Interfaith themed Cathedral visits, but which may be accessed via the internet in your own classroom or other learning space.

    Inter Faith Week daily Facebook series on different faiths

    UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    Daily Facebook posts about different faiths.…

    Sharing faith stories

    UK. 0.00 – Sunday 15 November 15.00
    Aviva has been celebrating Inter Faith Week by encouraging members of its staff Origins Community Group to share their faith stories across the company and set up their own faith communities to provide an opportunity for connection. It has also…

    Sharing reflections

    Trowers and Hamlins. 0.00 – Sunday 15 November 0.00
    Trowers & Hamlins has been sharing reflections on Inter Faith Week from staff and partners, including members of its staff Inter Faith Network on social media during the Week.…

    Inter Faith Week talks/training

    Merton Police HQ 15-23 Queens Road, Merton, London SW19 8NN. 0.00 – Sunday 15 November 0.00
    Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, Humanist and Hindu officers among others bringing their faiths to a meeting for the benefit of other officers, giving talks and answering questions. Officers were joined by members of our community to also share their views…

    Exploring traditions and celebrations of different faith communities

    Neath Port Talbot Council Civic Centre, Port Talbot Wales SA13 1PJ
    As part of Interfaith week, we are celebrating the interfaith community by having a look at different traditions and celebrations happening this time of the year for different faith communities. Facebook series with posts about different faith celebrations.…

    Resources to help children learn about different faiths

    Northern Ireland. 0.00 – Sunday 15 November 0.00
    Twinkl Northern Ireland are sharing resources during Inter Faith Week to help children learn more about different faiths.…

    Inter Faith Week 2020: The First Day on EAVA FM

    EAVA FM, 111 Ross Walk, Leicester LE4 5HH. 15.00 – 18.00
    Special three-hour radio show hosted by George Merchant Ballentyne, marking the launch of Inter Faith Week 2020. Music, inspirational readings, phone-in guests etc.…

  • Monday 9 November

    Diwali - Bandi Chhor Divas

    Kirklees (online). 0.00 – Friday 13 November 0.00
    Learning about Diwali in the Sikh community and how it is celebrated in Kirklees. This is Kirklees Staff event. …

    Learning about different faiths and how we respect diversity.

    Adderley, Market Drayton TF9 3TF. 0.00 – Friday 13 November 0.00
    Classroom and Collective Worship activity.…

    Learning about different faiths and how we respect diversity.

    Moreton Say, Market Drayton TF9 3RS. 0.00 – Friday 13 November 0.00
    In RE and Collective Worship learning about different faiths and how we respect diversity.…

    Mosque-Church conversations pilot

    UK (online)
    This pilot programme is designed to initiate conversations between local mosques and churches in advance of National Inter Faith Week. Small groups of leaders and members from the paired churches and mosques will use this opportunity to learn more about…

    Inter Faith Week at St Thomas More RC Primary School

    B26 3HU. 0.00 – Friday 13 November 0.00
    Each year group will focus on a particular faith and will explore their traditions and customs through fun activities. …

    Cumbria SACRE ‘Talking Heads’ for secondary schools

    Cumbria SACRE, Cumbria House, Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RD
    Cumbria SACRE members have recorded 'Talking Heads' by six representatives from different religions and worldviews. Secondary pupils from Dowdales School in Dalton-in-Furness and The Queen Katherine School in Kendal will watch the clips as part of RE lessons and other…

    Cumbria Inter Faith Quiz for RE teachers in Cumbria

    Dalham School, Milnthorpe, LA7 7DD
    A network of RE primary and secondary teachers in Cumbria will be carrying out an Inter Faith Quiz during lessons during Inter Faith Week. The photo quiz has kindly been created by an RE teacher from Dalham School in Milnthorpe…

    Different religions and their symbols

    Holy Trinity C of E Primary Academy and Nursery School, Middleton Road, Oswestry, SY11 2LF, . 0.00 – Friday 13 November 0.00
    Learning about the different religions and their special symbols, Diwali and making stain glass windows.…

    Classroom activity learning about Sikhism

    Lapworth Church of England Primary School, Station Lane, Lapworth, Solihull, England B94 6LT. 0.00 – Friday 13 November 0.00
    Learning about Sikhs, Sikh beliefs and values through practical work and group activities.…

    Interfaith whole school worship

    Darwen BB3 2JA. 0.00 – Friday 13 November 0.00
    Collective worship with presentation about Inter Faith Week and value of 'respect'.…

    Celebrating Inter Faith Week

    Tuxford Primary Academy Newark Road Notts Nottinghamshire NG22 0NA. 0.00 – Friday 13 November 0.00
    Our first Inter Faith Week has enabled us to all celebrate diversity as a community and to show respect for other people’s beliefs. Across the year groups, we have had the opportunity to link up online with members of the…

    Discussion in REP lessons and for quiz

    St Albans Girls School, Sandridgebury Lane, St Albans, AL3 6DB. 0.00 – Friday 13 November 0.00
    Classroom activities.…

    Cardinal Wiseman Inter Faith Week

    Cardinal Wiseman School, Potters Green Road, Coventry CV2 2AG
    This Monday marks the start of Inter Faith week and the RE Department are hosting a series of events and activities for all
    pupils across the school to participate in. Interfaith cooperation and understanding are vital in our increasingly…

    Our Handkerchiefs of Hope

    St Andrew's CE Aided Primary School
    We will be making a an interfaith welcome banner for our school entrance hall during Interfaith week. It will be made from handkerchiefs sewn together to become handkerchiefs of hope for the future. In addition, we will be asking the…

    Online Faith Poster Exhibition

    1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6AE
    Online Faith Poster Exhibition will be made up of a number of faith posters to showcase awareness of different faiths during Inter Faith Week…

    Faith-a-licious Cookbook Display

    1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6AE
    NHS Digital colleagues will have the opportunity to cook / bake items which are either faith related or culturally important. Recipes and images will be published during Inter Faith Week in the form of a cookbook. …

    Judaism assembly & workshop

    St Margaret's School, Stoke Golding. 10.00 – 11.15
    Inter Faith Week assembly & workshop…

    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…

    Port talks for Interfaith Week

    WC1N 2AB. 19.00 – Thursday 12 November 0.00
    Nightly talks by Zoom on: Christianity, Islam, Jainism and Judaism, their faith, culture and traditions…

    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 yorkbuddhistnetwork@gmail.com prior to the event to obtain a…

    Meditation lesson with sr Jinho

    Bristol University (online)
    A meditation lesson as part of Inter Faith Week at Bristol SU…

  • Tuesday 10 November

    Online tours of local places of worship

    Students’ Union, Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Bath BA2 9BN
    Tours of local places of worship on Youtube as part of Bath Spa University SU Inter Faith Week.…

    Faith during the coronavirus pandemic - blog post and linked social media

    UK. 0.00 – Sunday 15 November 0.00
    To mark Inter Faith Week, Age UK interviewed 5 older people of faith about their experiences of faith during the coronavirus pandemic, including lockdown. This resulted in a special blog post, as well as linked social media posts. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/discover/2020/11/the-role-of-faith-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/…

    Talking about our festivals

    Creative English, FaithAction, 25 Neville Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM8 3QS
    Celebrating #InterFaithWeek by talking about our festivals and what we do to mark them - finding common themes across faiths of celebrating good overcoming evil, light, hope, serving others, food, giving and lots of lovely childhood memories involving cake and…

    What ‘faith’ means to us in the workplace

    Tulse Hill Approved Premises, 147 Tulse Hill, London SW2 2QD
    We will hear from Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu colleagues who share how their faith impacts their workplace experience. …

    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…

    Islam assembly & workshop

    St Margaret's School, Stoke Golding. 11.00 – 12.15
    Inter Faith Week assembly & workshop…

    Interfaith Debate

    Leeds University Union. 17.00 – 18.00
    Come along and discuss some of the bid questions in a safe and friendly environment. You are very welcome if you just want to listen too!…

    Quaker introduction – Faith and Practice

    Sunderland (via Zoom). 18.00 – 19.15
    This event for Sunderland Inter Faith Week 2020 will form an introduction to Quaker Faith and Practice. Whether you don't know anything about Quakerism or you would like to find out more to add to what you already know this…

  • Wednesday 11 November

    Inter Faith Week Religion and Belief webinar

    Inclusive Employers, 19 Short Street, London SE1 8LJ
    Webinar about Inter Faith Week, religion and importance of beliefs.…

    Hinduism - Assembly & Workshop

    St Margaret's School, Stoke Golding. 11.00 – 12.15
    Inter Faith Week assembly & workshop…

    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,…

    Antisemitism and anti-Muslim hate discrimination training

    London . 12.30 – 14.00
    A free bespoke awareness training session for Councillors, faith leaders and those working in the community. …

    Virtual Faith Crawl

    Bristol University (online). 15.00 – 17.00
    The Faith Crawl is one of our most popular events of the year. Normally, we travel around to different local faith centres in Bristol with a group of between 10 to 35 people. This year, the faith crawl is going…

    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: yorkinterfaithgroup@gmail.com …

    Panel event: Challenging Misconceptions

    Bristol University (online). 18.00 – 19.30
    Join representives from our faith societies openly discussing stereotypes and misconceptions about their faith traditions.
    If you have a question for the panel, submit it here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DTDR69W
    Co-chaired by Kavya Sharma and Shoshana Cohen…

    Faith in LGBT+ Community

    UK (online). 18.00 – 19.00
    Mosiac LGBT+ Young Persons' Trust has put together an event 'Faith in LGBT+ Community' for this Inter Faith Week hoping to elevate the voices for inclusion, respect and dignity. During the webinar that is due to take place over Zoom…

    Introduction to Buddhism

    Sunderland (online). 18.00 – 19.15
    This event will provide attendees with an introduction to Buddhism, hosted by Graeme Jobes.

    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…

    Discover the Celebration of Diwali: The Festival of Lights

    Barnet, London (online). 19.30 – 0.00
    What you always wanted to know about Diwali (but were too afraid to ask!). A unique opportunity to appreciate and celebrate this Festival of Light in Song, Dance, Words and Virtual food!…

  • Thursday 12 November

    Interfaith Arts and Crafts and Cooking

    East Morton CE Primary School Street Lane East Morton, Keighley West Yorkshire BD20 5SE. 0.00 – 0.00
    Various activities including arts and crafts and cooking challah bread.…

    National Inter Faith Week 2020 Eden Girls WF Video

    Eden Girls' School, Waltham Forest Silver Birch and Landmark Houses, Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow London, E17 5SD. 0.00 – 0.00
    A special video for Inter Faith Week with contributions staff and students at the school.…

    Launch of Bullying and Belief Toolkit

    National Association of Teachers of RE, 5–6 Imperial Court 12 Sovereign Road Birmingham B30 3FH
    Launch of NATRE Bullying and Belief toolkit - a resource to support schools to deal with the topic of religious bullying. It contains five 60-minute lessons for Primary and Secondary schools, with resources and films on which to base teaching…

    Diwali in Harrow

    Headstone Manor & Museum, Pinner View, Harrow, London, HA2 6PX
    To mark Diwali this year, Headstone Manor & Museum are delighted to share an online exhibition documenting the festival celebrated in Harrow. The online exhibition features stories from individuals and businesses based in Harrow, representing various faiths who celebrate Diwali.…

    Hidden History of Faith; The Working Class Victorian Muslim - With Jewish and Christian Footsteps

    HD47DP. 11.00 – 12.00
    ONLINE TALK: Victorian England; Robert Stanley was a respectable, northern working-class man.
    He grew up within Ashton’s Christian Israelite sect – who strictly followed Jewish (Mosaic) Law.
    Robert was self-educated and became a grocer and tea-trader. He joined…

    Digital Talking Society

    Pendle (online). 11.00 – 13.00
    This year, to mark Interfaith Week taking place from 8-15th November, we would like you to join us for a community conversation to explore;
    How have interfaith relations been impacted by Covid -19 and what does this mean for…

    Interfaith Irish Dancing

    Leeds University Union. 17.00 – 18.30
    This one is just for fun! An Irish dancing class aimed at complete beginners. Come and learn a new skill in lockdown!…

    ‘Interfaith Experiences’: A Panel Discussion + Q&A

    Durham University, Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, DH1 3LE. 18.00 – 19.30
    With speakers who have participated in various forms of interfaith dialogue, we will explore the impact of this on their own faith, their faith communities and the wider world. Hosted by five student faith societies forming the Durham Interfaith Student…

    Commemorating the Bosnian Genocide through Inter-Faith Dialogue

    UK. 18.00 – 23.59
    In honour of Inter-faith week, Remembering Srebrenica is hosting a webinar on the importance of faith and inter-faith events and activities.

    It has been 25 years since the genocide against Bosnian-Muslims was enacted by Serb forces and…

    Finding Peace during the Pandemic

    Solihull (online). 19.00 – 20.00
    As part of National Inter Faith Week and in these very difficult times, we wanted to create an opportunity for sharing and learning about what has helped some people to find Peace during the Pandemic so far. Speakers from different…

    URC Youth Trialogue Discussion

    Online. 19.00 – 20.00
    Three panellists from different faiths (Muslim, Jewish and Christian) will be discussing together to celebrate their faith and enable greater interfaith understanding.
    Viewers can take part in the programme live, using Slido, to send in their comments and questions…

    The Precious Gift of End of Life Care

    Wesley Hall, Leicester LE2 0GN. 19.30 – 20.30
    A special online event to understand the importance of spiritual and cultural requirements for palliative/end of life care BAME patients.
    The evening, hosted by Zfit in Association with Wesley Hall will feature sessions from:
    Professor Christina Faull –…

  • 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…

    Inter Faith Week Virtual Forum

    Birmingham. 0.00 – 0.00
    A virtual Faiths Forum with representatives from different religions and beliefs in Birmingham. Topics such as Covid-19, racism and free speech. Video for later use in RE lessons. With: Gen Kelsang Leksang - Resident Teacher, Kadampa Buddhist Centre; Rabbi Dr…

    Exploring mandirs

    Manor Park Primary Greyhound Road, Sutton, SM1 4AW. 0.00 – 0.00
    Year 4 are exploring the features of mandirs to mark Inter Faith Week.
    https://twitter.com/manorparkschsm1/status/1327298156829302784…

    Workshop for faith leaders on keeping young people safe

    31 Royal Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8RR. 0.00 – 0.00
    A workshop for Faith leaders about keeping Young People safe with inputs from ReSET, Greenwich Council, Fearless and Crimestoppers.

    Domestic Abuse Awareness training for Church and Faith Group Leaders in Colchester

    Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester Essex CO3 3WG. 14.00 – 15.00
    During Inter Faith Week, Colchester Borough Council in partnership with J9 Domestic Abuse Initiative are offering a free online training session to local church and faith group leaders. The training session is intended to raise awareness and increase knowledge and…

  • Saturday 14 November

    Wellbeing Café

    Weston-super-Mare (online). 12.00 – 13.00
    The North Somerset BME Network is a CIO (Registered Charity No: 1162483) that has been running for over 14 years. Based in Weston-super-Mare, it supports communities in all parts of the North Somerset district. This weekly online via Zoom Wellbeing…

  • Sunday 15 November

    Inter Faith Week 2020: The Last Day on EAVA FM

    EAVA FM, 111 Ross Walk, Leicester LE4 5HH. 15.00 – 18.00
    Special three-hour radio show hosted by George Merchant Ballentyne, marking the end of Inter Faith Week 2020. Music, inspirational readings, phone-in guests etc.…

    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! …

    Watford Interfaith Pilgrimage

    WD3 3AS on Zoom. 16.00 – 17.30
    The pilgrimage is an online version of Watford's usual interfaith pilgrimage for Inter Faith Week, with video tours and descriptions of eleven places of worship in Watford and further afield. Faith leaders will speak about their worship and buildings, and…

  • Wednesday 18 November

    Fostering Friendship meeting

    17 Park Avenue, Hove BN3 5RF (Sec). 17.00 – 18.00
    Brighton & Hove Interfaith Contact Group holds monthly online meetings to foster friendship and understanding between people of different faiths, including those of no particular religious faith. This meeting falls very close to National Inter Faith Week and we will…

  • Thursday 19 November

    Inter Faith Week at Murdishaw West Community Primary School

    Murdishaw West Community Primary School, Runcorn
    Pupils in Year 6 at Murdishaw West Community Primary School focused on the Bible story ‘Moses and the 10 commandments’ as part of their learning in Inter Faith Week.…

  • Friday 20 November

    Exploring the meaning of diversity

    Ilsham CE Academy, Torquay
    Reception/ Year 1 pupils at Ilsham CofE Academy explored the meaning of diversity in Inter Faith Week. https://twitter.com/EmRobertson1234/status/1329831956415176705…

  • Monday 23 November

    Trail of Light

    St Laurence CofE Primary School, Chorley . 0.00 – Friday 27 November 0.00
    St Laurence CofE Primary School, Chorley has been learning about different faiths linked to Inter Faith Week. Activities included a 'Trail of light' exploring the meaning of light in different religious traditions, and a game of Dreidel to learn about…

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