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.

  • Thursday 4 November

    Knife Angel exhibition

    Blackburn Cathedral, BB1 5AA
    The Knife Angel sculpture will be outside Blackburn Cathedral from 4th - 29th November, as a catalyst for dialogue, education, and reflection about knife crime.
    On the morning of November 17th there will be a faith leaders workshop on…

  • Sunday 7 November

    Week of Prayers and devotion on Hope for the Environment.

    Deiniol cafe, Deiniol center, Bangor, LL57 1NW.. 11.00 – Sunday 14 November 16.00
    Bangor Interfaith group will run a week of Prayer and Devotion on the theme of Hope for the Environment. Christian, Unitarian and Bahai representatives will be running their own style of service on three of the weekdays plus an Opening…

  • Wednesday 10 November

    Faith and Environmentalism: from Justice to Action

    London, UK. 19.00 – 19.30
    An online Clubhouse event discussing themes around environmentalism and eco-[inter]faith action, faith values and stewardship, and humanitarianism and clean energy.

    Speakers: Hajar Al-Kaddo, Researcher Associate at the Humanitarian Engineering and Energy for Displacement (HEED) project at Coventry…

  • Thursday 11 November

    A Gathering for Peace

    St George's Square, Park Mall, Ashford, TN24 8RY . 19.30 – 21.00
    A gathering for peace with the Ashford Interfaith Group.

    7:30: Short reflections on peace from Baha'i, SIG Buddhism, Islam, Humanist, Methodist, ICM Pentecostal, Unitarian, Church of England, Ethiopian Orthodox, Baptist, and Hinduism.

    8:00:…

  • Saturday 13 November

    Tree Loving Care

    Clifton Bridge, York. 11.00 – 13.00
    Visit to the Interfaith Tree site to do the first clear up since 2019. …

    A conversation on ‘rights and equalities’ and on ‘privileges and duties’.

    Al-Mahdi Institute, 60 Weoley Park Rd, B29 6QZ. 23.45 – 23.59
    A conversation on 'rights and equalities' and on 'privileges and duties' and on how to progress as as civil society. A live forum with diverse panel and guests
    Register by email.…

  • Sunday 14 November

    Inter Faith Week - a blog

    Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. 0.00 – Sunday 21 November 0.00
    Ruth-Anne Lena, Programme Director at UCL's Centre for Holocaust Education, reflects on the conjunction/proximity of Inter Faith Week, Remembrance Sunday and Mitzvah Day and the values and vital messages at their heart.

    Celebrating Different Faith Perspectives

    Old Town Hall, King William St, Ewood, Blackburn BB1 7DY
    This Inter Faith Week, we’re celebrating the different faith perspectives that ESOL students bring to the classroom. One learner, Samira who came to Blackburn from Azerbaijan, said: “I love our class and I love our students because each of us…

    LGBT+ People of Faith

    Manchester, UK. 0.00 – Sunday 21 November 0.00
    To celebrate both Inter Faith Week and Trans Awareness Week, The Proud Trust are sharing facts and images to highlight different LGBT+ people of faith.…

    What faith can offer a secular society

    Hope Church, Villa Road, Luton LU2 7NT
    Inter Faith Week interview with the founders of Faiths Against Child Sexual Exploitation (FACES). FACES is Luton based Christian and Muslim partnership that’s been working to strengthen resilience in faith communities and enhance child sexual exploitation awareness since 2016.…

    Gurdwara Singh Sabha London East - Interfaith Week Open Days

    Gurdwara Singh Sabha London East, 1 Gurdwara Way, Barking IG11 8JD. 11.00 – Friday 19 November 14.00
    Gurdwara Singh Sabha London East will be hosting open days to run during Interfaith week. Everyone is welcome to come in and be shown round and learn more about this Place of Worship. …

    Interfaith Choral Evensong

    St Hugh's College, St Margaret's Rd, Oxford OX2 6LE. 18.15 – 20.30
    Interfaith choral evensong service with guest speaker Tracey Rosenfeld-Schueler and the St Hugh's College Chapel Choir. Tracey Rosenfeld-Schueler is a Jewish Chaplain to the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes, which is a role she has shared with her husband…

    “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

    Inter Faith Week blog series

    Sporting Equals, Wellington House, Starley Way, Birmingham International Park, B37 7HB
    In honour of Inter Faith week Sporting Equals wanted to shed a light on the amazing work of the Breaking Boundaries project which seeks to build social cohesion and community ties across faith groups and ethnic groups through the power…

    An Inter Faith Week thank you

    St. Catherine’s Hospice, Malthouse Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6BH
    We care for families of all faiths and none, so #InterFaithWeek is an opportunity to celebrate our diverse community and recognise the shared values between us. We'd like to mark this week with grateful thanks expressed especially to Crawley Interfaith…

    Inter Faith Week foodbank collection and ‘coffee and conversations’

    Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HD. 10.30 – 12.00
    The SU and the Chaplaincy team are inviting people to join them this Inter Faith Week as they take over the usual Tea on the Landing to bring people 'Coffee and Conversations'. They will be collecting ideas on what faith…

    Inter Faith Week Food Bank Collection

    Leeds Trinity University. 10.30 – 12.00
    Join the SU and the Chaplaincy team this Interfaith Week as we take over the usual Tea on the Landing to bring you 'Coffee and Conversations'.

    We'll be collecting ideas on what faith means to students (and…

    The importance of Interfaith dialogue to promote respect and diversity and develop a more cohesive society - a discussion

    University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB. 12.00 – 13.00
    The Equality Office is hosting an event together with the Chaplaincy, to discuss the ‘importance of Interfaith Dialogue to promote respect and diversity and develop a more cohesive society’.…

    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…

  • Tuesday 16 November

    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;…

    The Inter Faith Communities Responsibility to Tackle Domestic Abuse - Online Webinar

    London, UK. 15.00 – 16.00
    For this year's Inter Faith Week and to launch Faith Against Domestic Abuse Awareness Week (22-26 November), Faiths Forum for London are hosting an online webinar to discuss faith communities' responsibility in tackling domestic abuse.

    Speakers include:

    ENGAGE Network Launch Event

    London. 16.30 – 18.00
    Join the Faith & Belief Forum on Inter faith Week for the launch of our ENGAGE network and help us shape a better future for young people of faith in London. This network is for organisations who already work with,…

    Preston Citizens Living Wage action

    Preston, UK. 17.00 – 18.00
    ‘Part of Living Wage Week’ and Inter Faith Week. Contact Davinia.jackson@citizensuk.org for details.…

    Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum: Bridge Over Troubled Water

    St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PL. 18.00 – 20.00
    Faith groups have provided essential support to residents in Tower Hamlets, before and during the pandemic, and have been at the heart of providing support for people, particularly those facing the worst health and social inequalities.

    Afro-centrism and Islam

    Preston, UK (online). 18.30 – 19.30
    History from a black perspective, Ahmed James and Cecil Walsh, On Zoom. (See below for ID & Passcode)…

    An Evening of Fellowship

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bramhall Lane, Davenport, Stockport SK3 8SA. 19.00 – 20.00
    A tour of the building, with a film about humanitarian aid and an opportunity to share ideas for the future.…

  • 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.…

    Book Launch of ‘Southampton’s Migrant Past and Present’ by Tony Kushner

    Southampton City Art Gallery, Commercial Road, Southampton, SO14 7LP. 15.30 – 17.00
    This afternoon event, launching the publication of Tony Kushner's new book 'Southampton's Migrant Past and Present', will be accompanied by artistic reflections on migration. We will hear poetry from Joan McGavin, Nazneen Ahmed's poetry and film on Lascars from Mayflower400,…

    Webinar on proposed reforms to weddings law

    . 17.00 – 18.00
    A discussion of proposed reforms to weddings law and their impact on faith based communities. Hosted by Nazia Rashid.…

    Assisted Dying: eugenics, euthanasia, and medicine

    Newman House, 111 Gower Street, London WC1E 6AR. 17.00 – 18.30
    Assisted Dying: eugenics, euthanasia, and medicine. An event for Interfaith Week on what is not just a faith issue. With Rabbi Moshe Freedman, Professor David Katz, Professor David Albert Jones, the Revd Dr Philip Miller, Mohamed Omer, and Prof Daniel…

    Activism and Intersectionality

    Oxford, UK. 18.00 – 19.00
    An online talk with journalist and campaigner Shaista Aziz, co-hosted by the Multifaith Chaplaincy with Oxford Human Rights Festival and the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP).…

    Uniting the World to Tackle Climate Change; What can COP26 teach us?

    Preston, UK (online). 18.30 – 20.30
    Presentation & Discussion.
    Ian Holland – Advisor to the UN and member of the Baha’i Community. On Zoom. (See below for ID & Passcode)…

    Diocesan Inter Faith Event

    St Stephen's Church Hall, Watling Street, St Albans, Herts AL1 2PT. 19.00 – 21.00
    The Diocese of St Albans is a diverse diocese. There are large Jewish communities in south Hertfordshire and Barnet, and large Muslim, Hindu and Sikh communities in Watford, Hitchin, St Albans, Luton and Bedford. As a diocese it is committed…

  • Thursday 18 November

    Living Wage Week Mass and Inter Faith Coffee Morning

    St Francis Church, Handsworth, 101 Hunters Rd, Birmingham, B19 1EB. 9.15 – 11.00
    Join us as we gather to learn about Catholic Social Teaching in action through the Living Wage campaign.

    9:15-10am: Mass
    10am-11am: Coffee morning…

    Tree-planting ceremony in memory of those who passed away during the Covid-19 pandemic

    The Paddock, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4BT. 11.00 – 12.00
    As part of Inter Faith Week (14 – 21 November 2021) the Middlesex Inter Faith Network and Barnet Multi Faith Forum invite you to join us on Thursday 18 November for a tree-planting ceremony on the Middlesex University campus in…

    Talk: 12th Century Monks in Leeds: A spirituality for today?

    Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH
    Welcome to a special event organised by Concord Interfaith Fellowship, Leeds.
    The Right Honourable John Battle talks on "12th Century Monks in Leeds: A spirituality for today?"
    John is a former MP who was Faiths Adviser to Prime…

    Meeting of Faith Leaders and Public Sector Representatives

    47 High Town Road, Luton, Beds, LU2 0BW. 17.30 – 19.00
    Meeting of Faith Leaders and Public Sector Representatives.…

    Faith in the LGBT+ Community

    London, UK. 18.00 – 19.30
    A webinar discussion surrounding the intersection of faith and LGBT+ identity, and looking at interpretations of religious texts that include LGBT+ persons of faith. We will be asking big questions around faith and the journey through rejection and reconciliation.…

    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. …

    Christian Aid talk

    St Andrew’s Church Hall, Colne Rd, Burnley BB10 1DU. 19.00 – 20.30
    Building Bridges Burnley have invited William Bell, Christian Aid's head of work in the Middle East, to speak about Christian Aid’s report: "A story of loss, inequality and failure, the reality for Palestinians across the Middle East". …

    My Heart is in the East Storytelling & Poetry Workshop

    N7 9RB. 19.00 – 20.30
    Using interfaith issues in the MHiitE play (which is set in the Arab/Jewish/Christian world of 10th Century Cordoba) as a jumping off place, participants will receive inspiration, tools, writing time. There will be short performed poetic segments from the play,…

    Inter Faith Week 2021 Online webinar - celebrating interfaith organisations within our communities

    Vicarage Road Stadium, Vicarage Rd, Watford, WD18 0ER. 19.00 – 23.59
    Webinar with One Vision CEO Enoch Kanagaraj, Alan Lau of the Frank Soo Foundation, and David Messenger, EDI and Disability Access Officer, Watford FC.…

    Experiences of LGBT+ People of Faith

    Stanley Theatre, Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TR. 19.00 – 21.00
    Members of the LGBT+ society are sharing their experiences of being part of particular faiths, and how this has impacted their journeys with figuring out their identity, and coming out to family and their faith communities. Will also feature a…

  • Friday 19 November

    Why faith is important in our work with children and families - A Blog

    Cafcass National Office, 3rd Floor, 21 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3HF
    For Inter Faith Week, Chair of Cafcass Faith Network Louise Jones describes what faith means to her and why it’s important to think about faith as part of a person’s uniqueness. https://www.cafcass.gov.uk/2021/11/19/why-faith-is-important-in-our-work-with-children-and-families/…

    Faith in Kind Cities

    Basingstoke, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    As part of Lenovo's Kind City Project, four leaders of community projects with a faith context took part in a podcast discussing the role that faith-based communities can play in creating a kinder city.

    The panel…

  • Saturday 20 November

    Inter Faith Week volunteering at the Hope Centre

    35-37 Campbell Street, Northampton NN1 3DS. 0.00 – 0.00
    As part of interfaith week members of Niff accompanied by the Mayor served hot meals and food at the Hope centre.…

    Community Volunteering

    Telford, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    Volunteers from the Hindu, Muslim, Sik, and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints communities helped with breakfast support at Leegomery Community Centre, and with delivering parcels to vulnerable residents.…

    Mitzvah Day/Inter Faith Week: Practical Conservation Volunteering

    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.

    You could be chopping down invasive trees, scything meadows…

    WM Youth Interfaith (part of the Faith & Belief Forum) feeding people in need

    St. Germains Church, City Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham B17 8LE. 13.00 – 15.00
    The WM Youth Interfaith team will be cooking a meal together and inviting people in need for a sit-down meal. There will be an activity, giving people the opportunity to do something together with the guests. …

  • Sunday 21 November

    Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day at Kingston Liberal Synagogue

    Kingston Liberal Synagogue, Rushett Rd, Long Ditton, Surrey KT7 0UX
    Kingston Liberal Synagogue took part in several inter faith Mitzvah Day projects, working with the local Muslim community. They finished by sharing tea and cake together.…

    Refugees Boat Trip

    Cumbria, UK. 0.00 – 0.00
    Refugees from Afghanistan who have recently resettled in Cumbria were welcomed on board one of Windermere Lake Cruises' vessels as part of Mitzvah Day and Inter Faith Week, to help refugees with integration, language, and developing relationships with the local…

    Launch of the Luton Sikh Soup Kitchen

    Guru Nanak Gurdwara, 2A Dallow Rd, Luton LU1 1LY. 0.00 – 0.00
    Luton Guru Nanak Gurdwara launched their new weekly Sikh Soup Kitchen, accompanied by Grassroots Luton (Christian), National Sikh Police Association, and Bedfordshire Police community cohesion officers.…

    Nisa Nashim Standing Together Against VAWG (Violence Against Women and Girls)

    Birmingham, UK. 12.00 – 13.00
    Muslim and Jewish women of Nisa Nashim WM standing together against VAWG (violence against women and girls), calling for misogyny and acts against women to be a hate crime. Women and men welcome, of all faiths and none.…

    Mitzvah Day Packing Items for Women’s Refuges

    BEAP, 21 Cornwall Terrace, Bradford BD8 7JS. 12.00 – 16.00
    In the weeks leading up to Mitzvah Day, faith communities in Bradford and Leeds are coming together to collect donations for women’s refuges in the two cities. Mitzvah Day itself will see items packed ready for delivery.…

    Borehamwood Foodbank during and after Lockdown

    Borehamwood Foodbank at St Teresa's Church, 291 Shenley Rd, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 1TG. 15.00 – 17.30
    A visit to Borehamwood Foodbank, with a tour of the base and storage and a presentation on the experiences of the Foodbank during lockdown, their Fuel Poverty alleviation scheme, and their plans going forward. Followed by tea and cake in…

  • Wednesday 24 November

    Repairing the World - Zoom Forum

    Canterbury, UK. 19.30 – 21.00

    In Jewish teaching, any act of social justice by adult, child, student, artist, industrialist or environmentalist is seen as 'tikkun olam', a contribution to repairing the world.

    Our Forum (on zoom) will include speakers from…

  • Thursday 25 November

    Essex Faith Covenant Gathering

    Little Havens, Daws Heath Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 2LH. 19.00 – 21.00
    An event for faith-based organisations and public services to connect, explore, and learn together. The event will be hosted by Havens Hospices, to learn more about its work with faith-based organisations. In addition, information will be shared focusing on the…

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