Inter Faith Week offers an excellent opportunity for chaplaincies to reach out, bring people together, and showcase the work that they do.

The Inter Faith Week Toolkit is also packed with suggestions for events and activities 

Chaplaincy is increasingly seen as a good way to bring people of different faiths and beliefs together, fostering community cohesion, understanding and mutual respect. Each year, a number of Inter Faith Week events have been hosted and facilitated by chaplaincies to bring people together, to enjoy each other's company and learn from one another. These include chaplaincies at higher and further education institutions, in the armed forces, schools, hospitals, emergency services and more. Faith and multi-faith chaplaincies across a variety of sectors have chosen to take part. Some events that chaplaincies have held in the past include: 

  • A 'Festival of Light' held by Postmouth University Chaplaincy, which included storytelling and other activities 
  • A 'Human Library' event held by Lancashire Police Chaplaincy 
  • An inter faith lunch and quiz held by Queen Mary University of London Chaplaincy 
  • A seminar on 'Faith, Health and Wellbeing' organised by Queen Elizabeth Hospital Chaplaincy, Birmingham and Birmingham Council of Faiths 
  • A tour of places of worship in Liverpool organised by Edge Hill University Chaplaincy 
  • A 'Faith and Food Symposium' held by the University of Kent Chaplaincy

Published 5 November 2016

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