Activities calendar

The calendar below shows activity information linked to Inter Faith Week 2021. 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 14 November

    Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust Inter Faith Week Prize Quiz

    Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Basildon Hospital, Nethermayne, BASILDON, Essex, SS14 2NG
    The Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust chaplaincy teams have put together a short online prize quiz for staff to engage with major world faith and belief festivals and times of reflection. …

    Sharing Veronica’s Story

    Dorchester
    As part of its marking of Inter Faith Week, Weldmar Hospicecare shared the story of Veronica, one of its volunteer chaplains, via a special blog post.…

    Strengthening positive inter faith relations

    Fanum House, 484 Derby Rd, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 2GW. 0.00 – Sunday 21 November 0.00
    NATH is using this week to strengthen positive inter faith relations and increase awareness of all the special and unique faiths and beliefs in the UK.…

    Creative interfaith display

    The Donna Louise Hospice, 1 Grace Road, Trentham, ST4 8FN
    The Children and Young People at The Donna Louise Children's Hospice, have been decorating World Faith Symbols and have created a World Map and Treasure Chest, for an interfaith display at the hospice.

    We are using the…

    “Draw Your Breath” – meditation with a simple art session

    Hampshire, UK. 19.00 – 20.15
    Dr. Gil Dekel (Hampshire Police Force Chaplain), in a short meditation to follow your breathing, and then to draw it. No artistic skills required.
    There is also a Padlet to upload and share our ‘artworks’ after the meditation.

  • Monday 15 November

    Bitesize videos from faith and beliefs

    Warwick Hospital, Lakin Road, CV34 5BW
    Short videos from a variety of faiths and beliefs either celebrating a particular November festival or sharing what 'Light' means in my/our faith or belief. The videos will be available throughout Inter Faith Week on the Trust's website and social…

    Interfaith Prayer Stations & Staff Awareness

    Hospice in The Weald, Maidstone Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4TA
    Interfaith Prayer stations on the theme of Light. Set up in the hospice quiet room, for staff, volunteers, visitors and patients to access at any time. An inter faith learning resource for staff and volunteers, looking at the needs of…

    Faith and Belief Trail

    King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS. 0.00 – Sunday 21 November 0.00
    A tour of faith and belief information zones in the hospital chapels at King's College Hospital, Princess Royal University Hospital, and Orpington Hospital.

    There will be a quiz and entry into a prize draw for those who…

    Inter Faith Quiz

    7 and 8 Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AP
    Inter Faith Quiz covering an overview of faith / non-faith based questions…

    Multi Faith Remembrance

    Stockport Hospital
    Today, there will be a display in the chaplaincy centre on this theme. Please call in to the chaplaincy centre to have a look at the inter faith remembrance stories and to meet the chaplains.…

    Reaching minority ethnic donors to join the Anthony Nolan register

    NE1 7RU
    At Newcastle Marrow, we know that we need more people from minority ethnic backgrounds to join the Anthony Nolan register and Inter Faith week is a brilliant chance to thank all the wonderful faith societies who have already worked with…

    Creating new links and learning for hospice spiritual care

    Jersey Hospice Care, Mont Cochon, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3JB
    In honour of Inter Faith Week, Onespirit Interfaith Minister Emily Churchill and Church of England Vicar of St Andrews Church Mark Barrett have been reaching out to our Islands different faith communities to strengthen friendships and begin new ones. Such…

    Series on religious objects used by hospital chaplains in their work

    Bretton Gate, Peterborough PE3 9GZ
    This Inter-Faith Week we'll be sharing some of the different objects we use each week with our staff, patients and relatives of different faiths. Shared by the NW Anglia FT Chaplaincy Team which provides spiritual and pastoral care for patients,…

    Web piece on staff member’s faith and work

    Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice, 185 Bostall Hill, London SE2 0GB
    A website feature for Inter Faith Week - Benny is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Greenwich & Bexley Hospice and has been a nurse for over 20 years. In this piece, she
    talks about her longstanding Pentecostal beliefs,…

    Busting Myths about Stem Cell Donation

    Exeter, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    Exeter Marrow posted about the importance of donations from people of diverse religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.…

    Blog - Spiritual Care

    Weston Hospicecare, Jackson-Barstow House, 28 Thornbury Road, Uphill, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 4YQ. 0.00 – 0.00
    The spiritual lead at Weston Hospicecare posted a blog about the importance of spiritual care in hospice care.…

    Information Stall

    King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS. 10.30 – Sunday 21 November 14.00
    An Inter Faith Week information stall, available at various sites across King's College Hospital during the Week. For NHS staff, as well patients who can safely attend and their relatives.

    Staff Wellbeing Hub (Monday to Sunday)

    Faith Panel Event: Faith Leaders Challenging Misconceptions about their Faith Traditions

    7 and 8 Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 4AP. 11.00 – 12.30
    Panelists will discuss misconceptions of their faith tradition (past and present), why there is a need to challenge stereotypical viewpoints (fact vs. fiction), and what their faith means to them.…

    Meet your Chaplaincy Team

    Stockport Hospital. 12.00 – Friday 19 November 14.00
    Every day during Inter Faith Week (except Thursday 18 November) you can meet members of the chaplaincy team at the kiosk outside the staff restaurant between 12-2pm. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about spiritual care at the…

    Social Prescribing Awareness Training for Faith-Based Organisations

    Colchester, UK. 15.00 – 16.00
    What is Social Prescribing? Sometimes, as well as or instead of medicine, what someone really needs might be practical help, a friend, physical exercise or good advice. Social prescribing means that this person can be referred to local organisations that…

    Physical Wellbeing and Faith-Based support in Birmingham

    Birmingham, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    As part of a series of consultations, Health Commissioners at Birmingham City Council share their work supporting physical health in faith communities and hear contributions from faith communities on best practice for physical wellbeing, community needs and areas where public…

  • Tuesday 16 November

    My Faith and My Work

    Stockport Hospital
    Today, we share stories from members of staff on how their faith/belief supports them in their job role here at the hospital…

    Education session on Sikhism

    Medway Maritime Hospital, Windmill Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5NY. 0.00 – 23.59
    Inter Faith Week education session led by Dalbir Kaur Bahia, President of the Gurudwara in Gillingham about Sikhism. With display and a stall with religious artefacts in the Dining Room with help from the Trust’s Lead Chaplain the Reverend Ruth…

    Partnership working

    Lancashire, UK. 10.30 – 12.00
    Briefing / discussion around partnership working with local authority and health sector colleagues, aimed at Lancashire faith leaders - building on meetings that have been held over the past year. Will include: implications of changes to the Lancashire health infrastructure;…

    Inter Faith Week Chat about your experiences of religion in health and social care

    Solihull, UK. 10.30 – 11.00
    Come and join us for an informal online chat about your experiences of religion in health and social care in Solihull. …

    Women’s Health and Wellbeing in Birmingham Faith Communities

    Birmingham, UK. 17.00 – 18.30
    Health Commissioners at Birmingham City Council invite you to share how we can collectively improve women’s health and wellbeing, share areas where support is needed and good practice from different faith communities, as well as areas in which BCC can…

    Mental Wellbeing and Faith-Centred Support in Birmingham

    Birmingham, UK. 19.00 – 20.30
    As part of a series of consultations, Health Commissioners at Birmingham City Council share their work supporting mental health & wellbeing in faith communities and hear contributions from faith communities on best practice for mental wellbeing, community needs and areas…

  • Wednesday 17 November

    How can I make a Difference?

    Stockport Hospital
    Today, we visit in patient wards and unite in the hospital with chaplaincy information packs and to hear about staff pledges on how you will support the spiritual care of patients.…

    Exploring and raising awareness of faith and palliative care.

    221 Hagley Rd, Stourbridge DY8 2JR
    This week, we are supporting Interfaith Week and we are working with our partners Dudley Group NHS Charity and the No Barriers Here team to explore and raise awareness of faith and palliative care. We will be sharing views from…

    Inter Faith Staff Network Launch

    St Bartholomew's Hospital, W Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE. 0.00 – 0.00
    A launch of the inter faith staff network for Barts Health NHS Trust. With speeches, music performances, and food.…

    Chaplains Q&A

    Newcastle, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    A Q&A session with hospital chaplains.…

    Minority Stem Cell Donation

    Newcastle, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    Newcastle Marrow posted about the importance of donations from people from minority ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds; and thanked the faith societies that they have worked with to help recruit more potential donors.…

    Information Stall

    Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough Common, Orpington, BR6 8ND. 10.00 – 15.00
    Inter Faith Week information stall at Princess Royal University Hospital.…

    Rooots Diversity Quiz

    Leeds, UK. 11.00 – 12.00
    Join the Rooots team and take part in their Diversity Quiz to celebrate Inter Faith Week.

    The team have written a quiz about 6 different religions. This is your chance to learn more about different faiths.

    Challenges with Equality and Diversity within Sport and Places of Worship

    7 and 8 Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AP. 11.00 – 12.00
    Our presenters will discuss Equality and Diversity issues faced within Sport and within places of Worship and the steps taken to tackle them.…

    Visit our Hospice Tour & Tea

    Bedford Daycare Hospice, 3 Linden Road, Bedford MK40 2DD. 16.00 – 18.00
    With the approach of Inter Faith Week in November, we thought it would be an ideal opportunity to invite all faiths to visit our Daycare Hospice, to enable us to work together and to look at the services that we…

  • Thursday 18 November

    Out and About

    Stockport Hospital, UK
    Today we visit the Devonshire Unit, Bluebell Ward at the Meadows and Pennine Care at Oasis and the Meadows with our information stand and to hear about staff pledges on how you will support the spiritual care of patients.…

    Organ Donation

    Bristol, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    NHS Organ Donation posted to encourage people of faith to talk to their loved ones about organ donation and how it relates to their faiths and beliefs.…

    Inter Faith and Belief Webinar

    King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS. 14.00 – 15.30
    The multi faith and belief chaplaincy team at King's College Hospital NHS Trust has been working with the Trust's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team to explore setting up an inter faith and belief network in the Trust.

    Interfaith Health and Wellbeing Event

    Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston LE18 2DR. 18.00 – 19.15
    Join us, faith leaders, faith-based groups and organisations in a conversation about the role that we can play to challenge health inequalities across the Oadby and Wigston borough. …

  • Friday 19 November

    Chaplain Messages

    Wakefield, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    Chaplains from Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust shared messages about what inter faith means to them.…

    Round table on different faith beliefs on the subject of death and dying

    Heart of Kent Hospice, Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7PU. 11.00 – 12.30
    Local MP will chair a round table discussion with representatives of different faiths from the Maidstone Interfaith network at Heart of Kent Hospice, to share the different faiths' beliefs around the topic of death and dying.…

    Virtual Buddhist Meditation Session

    7 and 8 Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AP. 11.00 – 11.45
    A virtual Buddhist Meditation Session which will be led by Adam Bowley from the Jamyang Buddhist Centre in Leeds. The session introduces a method for developing calm abiding meditation using methods, relaxation, stability and clarity. …

  • Sunday 21 November

    Hospice Staff Messages

    Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Cherry Hinton Road, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge, CB22 3FB. 0.00 – 0.00
    Staff at Arthur Rank Hospice shared messages about what Inter Faith Week means to them in their roles at the hospice.…

  • Wednesday 24 November

    Blood Donation

    Bristol, UK. 11.51 – 23.59
    NHS Blood Donation posted about the importance of people of different faiths donating plasma.…

  • Friday 26 November

    Inter Faith Week visit

    St Margaret S Hospice Taunton - Heron Drive, Taunton TA1 5HA. 22.55 – Saturday 27 November 23.59
    St Margaret’s Hospice marked Interfaith Week with a special visit from Carter Weleminsky, Interfaith and Belief Co-ordinator for the Community Council for Somerset (CCS).
    https://www.st-margarets-hospice.org.uk/hospicemarksinterfaithweek

  • Monday 29 November

    Inter Faith Vaccination Awareness

    Southall, London, UK. 18.00 – 20.00
    A webinar to encourage take up of the COVID-19 vaccine among faith communities, with opportunities for question and answer with leading experts.

    Speakers: Dr Bola Owolabi, Director for Health Inequalities at NHS England; Dr Sunil Daga, Vice…

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