An Cuan, 44 Shore Road, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3ET. 18.00 – 19.30
Following the anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement and continuing political stalemate in Northern Ireland/North of Ireland, three Irish peace charities partner with the Scriptural Reasoning charity to study sacred Jewish, Christian and Islamic texts and oral traditions around dialogue and good disagreement in pursuit of an agreed future for our increasingly religiously and ethnically diverse island of Ireland.…
The calendar below shows activity information linked to Inter Faith Week 2023. Some activities this year will take place virtually, and an icon identifies these on the list below. You can also filter online/ in-person activities using the controls above.
Wednesday 25 October
An Cuan, 44 Shore Road, Rostrevor, Newry BT34 3ET. 18.00 – 19.30
Wednesday 1 November
. 19.00 – 21.00
The UKIYN EcoPeace Cafe is an online educational platform launched by The Religions for Peace UK Interfaith Youth Network.
It aims to empower young people to take eco-social and peacebuilding actions within and outside their faith communities. The platform offers action-based training and community building to equip, support, and empower young individuals to become skilled facilitators and agents of change.
Sarah Oliver hosted a training session on 1st of November focused on "Building a Community," where youth learnt strategies to establish a supportive community that takes positive action.…
Saturday 11 November
Clifton Bridge area of York. Details from Penny firstname.lastname@example.org. 10.30 – 12.30
York Interfaith members & friends will be weeding, planting and clearing the York Interfaith plots.…
St Francis Chaplaincy, University of Birmingham B15 2TT. 15.30 – 17.30
An event with readings and reflections around the theme of 'Peace and Unity'. We encourage and welcome everyone to participate. Any musical instrument or readings from your faith that will make the space joyous and uplifting are welcome and much appreciated. Our event is supported by the Birmingham Council of Faiths, and faith members outside of the university are invited. Strengthening communities and working together in a spirit of cooperation, fellowship and harmony with diverse religious communities in Birmingham is amazing and we look forward to seeing you all.…
Sunday 12 November
Victim Support UK marked the Week by sharing a post about celebrating difference and on raising awareness about hate crime.
Stop Hate UK marked the Week by sharing a post about celebrating diversity and commonality between faith and non-faith groups; and also to raise awareness about hate crime.
Monday 13 November
St Augustine's Gardens, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8NS
To celebrate Inter Faith Week 2023, our Spiritual Care team are looking to create a Tree of Love in the reception area of each hospice and they would love you to get involved and share what spirituality means to you. All you have to do is fill out a form writing what spirituality means to you. We will then transform your answer into a paper leaf and decorate our trees with beautiful messages.…
Transforming Notts Together marked the Week by sharing links to resources on the Inter Faith Week website.
183 Woodhouse Lane, Woodhouse, Leeds. 13.00 – 14.00
Wrap up warm and join students and staff for a short volunteering session where we will collect litter to keep our environment looking its best. Join on your own, and be introduced to others, or bring friends with you. Special welcome to those joining us as part of Inter Faith Week. Equipment will be provided and guidance.
Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge. 17.30 – 19.00
With tragic events continuing to unfold in Israel and Palestine, our newspapers and social media feeds are full of content that can pull us apart and even turn us against one another. Join us for a panel discussion bringing together Jewish, Muslim, and Christian participants to discuss how to keep dialogue open and how to maintain the possibility of trust between us. Our aim is to offer a safe space to have this important conversation, as well as to create a resource based on the conversation which can be drawn on more widely now and in future when global events strain inter faith relations here in the UK.…
Gurdwara Guru Ravidass Sabha, Guru Ravidass Lane, Bedford MK50 1ED. 19.30 – 21.00
An exploration into the health needs of the local community with faith and community leaders and members of faith communities and community groups. Hosted by Bedford Council of Faiths and facilitated by BLMK Care Board. Free to attend but please register if you can. Contact email@example.com for link.
Nominated attendees will pull together responses and start the ball rolling with feedback on the Denny Report
Tuesday 14 November
Various schools. South Gloucestershire local authority.
An online RE day for schools. Pupils will play the 'beyond belief' and 'would you rather' game before watching video interviews with representatives of different local faith communities. The representatives will talk about their faith perspective and how it makes them feel about environmental issues. Pupils will then explore similarities and differences between different religious perspectives further in class and contribute to a whole school Inter Faith Week craft project.…
. 10.00 – 13.30
A virtual conference to learn more about the judicial system and how it relates to violence against women/hate crimes. The timetable is as follows:
The day will be opened by the DCCP - Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor Sarah Hammond /Doug Mackay
Magistrates’ Court - An overview of the work of the magistrates’ court. This session will include an interactive Domestic Abuse case study. During the session you will be making the decisions a magistrates’ court lawyer needs to make daily.
Session led by District Crown Prosecutor - Iain Willis
Crown Court - An overview of the work of the Crown Court. This session will continue with the Domestic Abuse case study through the Crown Court. During the session you will be making the decision a Crown Court lawyer needs to make daily.
Session led by District Crown Prosecutor - Hayley Keegan
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Just outside Zimbabwe Embassy, Zimbabwe House, Agar St, London WC2N 4HN. 17.30 – 19.00
To support inter faith outreach during the week of Diwali and Inter Faith Week, Faith for the Climate is pleased to join and support GoDharmic's food distribution in London. This event is one of GoDharmic's regular distributions, which are becoming more urgent with the onset of winter and the protracted cost-of-living crisis. They link food-waste prevention, community support, social justice, and low-carbon / animal agriculture-free food - all vital parts in tackling the climate and ecological crisis wherever we are. …
Tramshed Community Hub, Digby Street, London, England, E2 0LS. 18.00 – 20.00
Are you or those you support struggling with the cost of living crisis? As this crisis continues into another long winter, join us to hear about the support on offer, and to find out how groups in the borough are helping people and families that would otherwise go hungry.
Tower Hamlets remains one of the poorest boroughs in London, with one of the highest rates of poverty in the country.
Come along to our Inter Faith Week event to find out about help that is available from the council, faith based and community groups, including warm spaces, emergency help and foodbanks.
With great speakers and a panel discussion on food insecurity, join us for some delicious food, discussion and browse the stalls held by local organisations. We will also be joined by Fair Future UK for an activity.
Our panel discussion will ask:
Can the council do more to empower local grassroots organisations through grants, food, and equipment?
How can there be better collaboration and communication between all stakeholders?
How can services be equipped to offer a wraparound service
Has collaboration with…
Tooting Broadway Station Tooting High Street, London SW17 0SU. 18.00 – 19.00
The communities of Tooting will be praying for peace on Tuesday 14 November outside Tooting Broadway Station.…
Tramshed Community Hub, Digby St, Bethnal Green, E2 0LS. 18.00 – 20.00
Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum is hosting a 'Hard to Swallow' session which looks at the cost of living crisis and food security in Tower Hamlets. It includes food, panel discussion, stalls and speakers including Joanna Reid (CEO of Bow Foodbank) and Sister Christine Frost (Founder of Neighbours in Poplar). More TBA.…
. 19.00 – 21.00
The UKIYN EcoPeace Cafe is an online educational platform launched by the Religions for Peace UK Interfaith Youth Network. It aims to empower young people to take eco-social and peacebuilding actions within and outside their faith communities. The platform offers action-based training and community building to equip, support, and empower young individuals to become skilled facilitators and agents of change.
Join us on November 14th for a special training session led by Greshma Pious Raju. This training will cover key factors when planning and designing community-based projects. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge and skills to manage and execute community-level projects successfully.…
Wednesday 15 November
An Inter Faith Week celebration: Putting the spotlight on inter faith activism - a webinar for schools
The Faith & Belief Forum has worked for over 20 years to build good relations between people of all faiths and beliefs, and to create a society where difference is celebrated. We are offering secondary schools across the UK an exciting webinar designed especially for Inter Faith Week, using our unique methodology. The Webinar will allow pupils to hear from a diverse group of speakers who will present, reflect on and discuss their own personal experiences of interfaith activism and social action, as well as how their own faith and belief has influenced them on this path. There will also be opportunity to ask questions. This session will empower young people to:
Celebrate Inter Faith Week and understand the importance of collective community action, building bridges and paths to understanding
Understand the intersectionality of identity through the use of personal stories
See effective interfaith dialogue modelled
Reflect on their own experiences in relation to this topic
Challenge assumptions and stereotypes
Increase their religious literacy, empathy and skills for dialogue…
SS9 1JP. 9.15 – 10.30
The Faith and Belief Forum will be holding a national webinar for secondary schools for Inter Faith Week. The event will focus on the topic of inter faith activism and will include the sharing of personal stories, discussion and Q&A with students.
Speakers of different faiths will share their experiences of their faith and activism, highlighting the amazing work that the inter faith community does across many areas.
It will be a great opportunity for the young people to be inspired and learn more about the importance of inter faith and community action.…
Business School Atrium, Oxtalls Campus, Oxtalls Lane Gloucester, GL2 9HW . 17.30 – 20.00
This event will be held at the University of Gloucershire's Oxtall's business centre atrium. There will be 4 interviews with people who have had to relocate, focusing on how their faith helped them to cope and how the faith community has welcomed them, each one ending with a short prayer from their faith tradition. Plenty of time between each one to network and enjoy free finger food prepared by Gloucester's English language school. The evening will end with a poem written by our Vice-Chair Atique Miah. …
Friends Meeting House, Greengate, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7EN. 18.30 – 20.00
An inter faith discussion and sharing on the theme of peace. We will conclude with an open meditation and period of silence.…
Barnet Council 2 Bristol Avenue London NW9 4EW. 18.30 – 20.30
Barnet Multi Faith Forum invites people to join them for a panel discussion on mental wellbeing - Is there a role for our Faith communities to support and respond? There will be opportunities to participate in the discussion and explore the issues from different perspectives. Refreshments from 18.30. Following the discussion there will be an open forum to meet, network, and share with the Barnet Multi Faith Forum members and the broader community. Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ifw-mental-wellbeing-is-there-a-role-for-our-faith-communities-tickets-753924116327?aff=oddtdtcreator…
Down Town, Market Square (above New Look), Burnley Town Centre, BB11 1QJ. 19.00 – 21.00
We will discuss poverty and how faith groups are helping to tackle this locally. The discussion will also allow for a deeper exploration of how poverty and justice / injustice issues are viewed in different faith traditions.…
Thursday 16 November
Cambridge Central Mosque, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3DF. 18.00 – 19.30
Join curious researchers to share your understanding of water use and what water means in faith communities. This 90-minute workshop is part of a project funded by Ofwat in partnership with Cambridge Water, Cambridge Central Mosque, the Cambridge Interfaith Programme, and others. Let’s seek wisdom together. …
The Tank, St George's Square, Park Mall, Ashford. 19.00 – 20.30
We will hear short reflections on the theme of Peace from people of all faiths and none. There will also be music. We will then walk together to the Picturehouse Cinema Cafe, Elwick Place, to enjoy coffee, cake and conversation.…
Morden Salvation Army, 21 Crown Lane, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5BY. 19.00 – 21.00
Home is a fundamental concept that transcends borders and cultures. It's a place of safety, belonging, and community.
In the United Kingdom, housing justice is a pressing concern. Skyrocketing housing prices, a shortage of affordable housing, and systemic inequalities have left countless families facing homelessness, displacement, and insecurity. It's a crisis that demands our collective attention and action.
In this enlightening Scriptural Reasoning event, we invite you to engage in a thoughtful exploration of the theme of 'home' through the process of Scriptural Reasoning, an inter faith dialogue method that brings together individuals from diverse religious backgrounds to study and discuss sacred texts.
We will begin the evening by sharing a delicious Syrian meal together.…
Friday 17 November
South Hampstead High School, 3 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SS. 9.00 – 13.00
South Hampstead High School will be celebrating Mitzvah Day and Inter Faith Week together by hosting Laura Marks and Rachel Riley to run a volunteering session to sort donations.…
London's Community Kitchen, The Bridge, Christchurch Ave, Harrow HA3 5BD. 12.30 – 16.00
Harrow Interfaith serving at London's Community Kitchen
Please bring donations.…
Saturday 18 November
Interfaith Alliance UK, PO Box 67481, London NW3 9RN. 14.00 – 15.30
This very special multifaith panel discussion for Inter Faith Week 2023 brings together expert black and ethnic minority faith leaders from diverse traditions to explore the protections offered by the Equality Act 2010 in the light of their personal experiences. The event seeks to promote understanding, respect and community cohesion between people of all religions and ethnicities, and address issues of unlawful discrimination, Harassment and Victimisation in faith and interfaith contexts.
The Equality Act 2010 provides protection against discrimination on grounds of "protected characteristics" and protects whistleblowers doing "protected acts" from Victimisation or Harassment.…
Global Cooperation House, 65-69 Pound Lane, London, NW10 2HH. 16.00 – 18.00
We will hold discussions on inspiring leadership, refugee voices, the effects of social media and eco matters. This event is for young people of all faiths and none. The discussion will be followed by a light supper. …
Baitul Ikram Mosque, 95 Avenue Road Extension, Clarendon, Leicester LE2 3EQ. 17.30 – 19.30
Annual Peace Conference of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Leicester 2023. Dignitaries and various guest speakers and a speaker from our community. Event ends with dinner. Theme for this year is: 'Foundations of True Peace'.…
Sunday 19 November
Mosaic Synagogue, 1a, Halsbury Close, Stanmore, HA7 3DY. 10.00 – 12.00
Mitzvah Celebration at Mosaic Synagogue; litter clearing on Stanmore Common followed by a reception at the Mosaic Synagogue…
Guildford United Reformed Church, 83 Portsmouth Road, Guildford GU2 4BS. 14.30 – 18.00
Annual Multifaith Service with members of the Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Sikh and Bahá'í communities contributing scriptural readings, music, and devotional dance. The event will be followed by shared refreshment.
The Mayors of Guildford, Waverley & Godalming will also be taking part.
Tuesday 21 November
Town Hall, Rotherham, S60 2TH. 16.00 – 18.00
The event will start at 4.30pm with a welcome by the Mayor. The event will focus on bringing a more peaceful atmosphere to our town.…
Thursday 23 November
. 19.00 – 21.00
UKIYN EcoPeace Cafe special training session led by Greshma Pious Raju to equip attendees with the necessary knowledge and skills to engage in reflective practices that foster personal and professional growth, self-awareness and necessary critical thinking to learn from life experiences and actions. …
Holy Angels Church Hall, Wicker Lane, Hale Barns WA15 0HF.. 19.30 – 21.00
A lecture in memory of AIG founder Alf Keeling: "Who is my neighbour?" by Kevin Jaquiss, Methodist Church local preacher. It is about families arriving at Ashley Hotel in Hale in search of asylum, and what the local community are doing to support them.…