Inter Faith Week 10 - 17 November 2019

interfaith week

Inter Faith Week aims to strengthen good inter faith relations, to highlight the contribution that faith communities make to society and to increase understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs.

Co-Chairs of the Inter Faith Network for the UK, Jatinder Singh Birdi and the Rt Revd Jonathan Clark said:

“Inter Faith Week is a great opportunity for people to come together, learn about people in their communities, and make common cause together. Such actions are a powerful antidote to language of division and to prejudice.

Hundreds of activities involving thousands of people will take place across England, Northern Ireland and Wales. They are being held by many kinds of organisations: faith and inter faith bodies; schools and youth organisations; colleges and universities; museums, galleries and libraries; hospitals and hospices; sports organisations; local authorities, the emergency services; employers and staff networks and more.

The activities will be taking place in a wide variety of locations, such as places of worship, parks and woodland, public buildings, sports venues, schools and other educational institutions, community centres and cafes.

Inter Faith Week, on which the Inter Faith Network for the UK leads, is timed to begin each year on Remembrance Sunday, with people of different backgrounds being encouraged to mark this together, remembering the service of soldiers and civilians of many faiths and beliefs.

The most rapid growth this year is in events focused on climate change and environmental issues. A selection of these is listed on the accompanying ‘event taster’ sheet and there are many more.

Click here for a ‘taster’ of some of the events.