Activities calendar

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

  • Monday 4 November

    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.…

  • Saturday 9 November

    ‘Tree Loving Care’

    Clifton Bridge Area, York . 10.00 – 12.00
    To open Inter Faith Week 2019, join us for a ‘Tree Loving Care’ event in the Clifton Bridge area. Together with 'Treemendous York’ York Interfaith Group will be doing some weeding, planting and revisiting the sections we helped to plant…

  • 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…

  • 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…

    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…

    An ISKCON Response to the Climate Emergency

    Bishop Street Methodist Church, 10A Bishop Street, Leicester, LE1 6AF. 13.00 – 13.30
    The first in a series of five short talks, followed by quick Q&A. This session is led by Jaap Alberts. …

  • Tuesday 12 November

    A Bahá’í Response to the Climate Emergency

    10A Bishop Street, Bishop Street Methodist Church, Leicester, LE1 6AF. 13.00 – 13.30
    Second in a series of five short talks, followed by quick Q&A. This session is led by George Merchant Ballentyne. …

    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…

    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…

    “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…

    Will Faith(s) Save the World? Panel Discussion with Bishop Patrick McKinney

    St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester, LE1 5PZ. 19.00 – 21.30
    To mark Inter Faith Week, Bishop Patrick McKinney will be joined by people of different faiths, to have a discussion on whether faith(s) can save the world - what do people of faith contribute to society, and why?

    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.

    FaithShare: Climate Change & Faith

    Lancaster University Chaplaincy, Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW . 19.30 – 21.00
    Everyone, of any faith or no faith, is invited to our interfaith discussion on Tuesday, 12 November, at 7.30pm. We'll be looking at the current hot (and getting hotter) topic of climate change, and what our beliefs and faiths might…

  • Wednesday 13 November

    Towards a Theology of Climate Change

    The Multi-Faith Centre, The University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB. 12.00 – 14.00
    You are warmly invited to attend an Inter Faith Week celebration on Wednesday 13th November from 12.30 to 2.00 pm in Meeting Room 2; a Fairtrade lunch is available from 12 noon.

    The purpose of the gathering…

    A Christian Response to the Climate Emergency

    10A Bishop Street, Bishop Street Methodist Church, Leicester, LE1 6AF. 13.00 – 13.30
    Third in a series of five short talks, followed by quick Q&A. This session is led by Rev Fran Rees…

    Recreating Paradise? Responding to the Climate Crisis.

    Room TC007, Park Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham GL50 2RH. 19.00 – 21.30
    Discussion of the way that the teachings of different faiths can approach, and contribute to, efforts to mitigate the climate crisis.

    Recent media extracts will be used to spark discussion and ideas and to promote hope and…

  • Thursday 14 November

    Multi Faith Tree Planting

    Thornes Park, Denby Dale Road (Holmfield House car park) Wakefield WF2 8DY. 10.45 – 13.30
    People from the different faith communities of Wakefield are joined by a group of primary school children for the symbolic tree- planting in a local park. This event brings everyone together for the benefit of local communities, wildlife and the…

    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.…

    Faith-Based Response to the Climate Emergency

    10A Bishop Street, Bishop Street Methodist Church, Leicester, LE1 6AF. 13.00 – 13.30
    Fourth in a series of five short talks, followed by quick Q&A. …

    Faith Leaders and Climate Change Forum Event

    Leeds Church Institute, 20 New Market Street (Opposite The Corn Exchange), Leeds, LS1 6DG. 18.30 – 20.30
    A chance for Leeds faith leaders to learn together, share food and make pledges for future action to help tackle climate change.

    Speakers

    Professor Andy Gouldson from Leeds Climate Commission speaking on climate…

    The Cry of the Earth – Inter Faith Reception

    Reading Quaker Meeting House, 2 Church Street, RG1 2SB. 19.00 – 21.00
    On Thursday the 14th of November 2019, we would like to welcome you at the Inter Faith Week Reception in Reading. This is an annual event where we celebrate the good relationships between people of all faiths in our town.

  • Friday 15 November

    Urban Place-Shaping: working together for social and ecological transformation

    St Michael in the City, Upper Pitt Street, Liverpool, L1 5BD. 10.00 – 15.00
    How can people from different perspectives, backgrounds and organisations work together effectively in urban place-shaping? How is socio-ecological transformation achieved? This day conference combines theoretical thinking on socio-ecological place-shaping with practical, practitioner-led insights and discussions. It is relevant for a…

    A Sikh Response to the Climate Emergency

    10A Bishop Street, Bishop Street Methodist Church, Leicester, LE1 6AF. 13.00 – 13.30
    Last in a series of five short talks, followed by quick Q&A. This session is led by Tajinder Jagdev. …

    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

    Creation of Ahimsa Peace Forest - Planting of 1000 Trees & Bulbs

    Kenton Recreation Ground, 39A Carlton Ave, Harrow HA3 8AX . 11.00 – 14.00
    The Jain community will bring together friends and families from many different faiths in the local community to plant an incredible 1000 trees and flowering bulbs at Kenton Recreation Ground in Harrow to create an ‘Ahimsa Peace Forest’. The mass…

    Canterbury and District Interfaith Action (CANDIFA) Woodland walk

    Blean wood nature reerve , Rough Common road, Canterbury CT2 9DD. 11.00 – 12.30
    Blean Woods Nature Reserve
    Rough Common Road, Canterbury CT2 9DD

    The walk is just under a mile and there will be three or four short stops at resting places to share readings and poems about trees.…

  • Sunday 17 November

    Mitzvah Day / Inter Faith Week Practical Conservation at Walthamstow Wetlands

    Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road, London, N17 9NH. 10.00 – 15.00
    Join the London Wildlife Trust team and celebrate Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day, an annual day of faith-based social action, with practical conservation tasks at Walthamstow Wetlands.

    Roll up your sleeves, its time to get your…

    Merseyside Inter Faith Week 2019 : Faith, Climate and Mitzvah Actions

    Liverpool. 12.30 – 16.15
    We're coming together on Mitzvah Day to continue our multifaith, city-region wide response to climate change as part of Inter Faith Week. Share your ideas, join discussions, take part in workshops and be inspired.
    As part of our Mitzvah…

    Tread Lightly on this Earth 2019

    Shree Ram Mandir, 8 Walford Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B11 1NR. 14.00 – 16.30
    Birmingham Climate Emergency – What’s in it for local communities?

    Our annual event (as part of national Inter Faith Week) to bring faith communities together to take action on the climate emergency.

    In June…

    Wembley Tree Planting Event

    Chevening Road, London, NW6 6TN. 15.30 – 17.00
    This is a test tree planting event…

  • Wednesday 20 November

    Leicester Council of Faiths: Climate Change & Faith

    MKA Dashwood Venue, Dashwood Road, Leicester LE2 1PH. 19.30 – 21.30
    Leicester Council of Faiths extends an invitation to this meeting, considering what is arguably the most important issue of our times in the context of religion or belief.
    Keynote speakers:
    Dr Lucy Michaels (Visiting Research Fellow,…

  • Saturday 23 November

    UN-Habitat Faith-Based Urban Thinkers Campus - UK/Europe

    Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, Kensington, London, SW7 2AR. 9.00 – Sunday 24 November 17.00
    It is our privilege to invite you as a representative of your faith community to join us at the UN-Habitat Faith-Based Urban Thinkers Campus entitled, Faith and the Path Towards a Better Quality of City Life, at the Royal Geographical…

    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…

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