Local Faith Communities

Inter Faith Week provides local faith communities with a great opportunity to showcase your important social action and inter faith work and to build new relationships of understanding and cooperation.

Event and activity ideas for local faith communities can also be found in The Inter Faith Week Toolkit 

It is also a key tool for widening understanding in the local community about your faith tradition. Below are some ideas for marking the Week.

You could...

  • Encourage members of your faith community to take part in Inter Faith Week events being run locally
  • Host a dialogue event at your place of worship or community centre and invite members of other local faith communities to take part
  • If your faith community has a weekly sermon, include an inter faith theme in this
  • Work with your local inter faith body on a joint event
  • Open the doors of your place of worship to the public as part of an ‘open door day’ and invite them inside for a short tour to learn about what happens inside your worship centre, and begin to build understanding of your community
  • Offer time, in partnership with a local inter faith group or SACRE, to take part in educational events in local schools during the Week
  • Partner with other local faith communities to run a social action project, perhaps working with a local charity or branch of a national charity or connecting to Mitzvah Day
  • Hold a special inter faith event for a particular constituency such as ‘women of faith’
  • Check with your local radio station or tv channel if they are running a feature on the Week and offer to provide someone for interview
  • If you have a website, include some information about Inter Faith Week and a link to the national website

Published 6 November 2016