InterFaith Week 2015

InterFaith Week 2015

Across the programme we're involved with a huge range of different projects and events taking place during InterFaith Week 2015 (November 15th and November 21st). Read on to find out more!



For Interfaith Week this year, Near Neighbours wants to celebrate all that is great about such cross-faith encounters in our country! We live in a wonderful and diverse nation where many people of all faiths and none contribute what they have to their community. During this week we want to hear what people love about engaging with people of different faiths. To do so we’re asking what #interfaithmeans to you? You can share this on Twitter and Facebook using this hastag. Find out more here.


Faiths Working Together, Toolkit

In partnership with the Interfaith Network for the UK, we've developed a new toolkit. This aims to help you to reach out and engage with people of different faiths in your local area, to create a successful project that engages people of different religious backgrounds, as well as to develop and deepen cross-faith understanding and relationships along the way. We'll be launching this on Thursday 19th. This will be available on our resources page.


Bradford Hub Events

On Tuesday 17th in Leeds, the Christian Muslim Forum host 'Faith and Work' looking at multi-faith workplaces. Details are here.

Our friends at The Feast are hosting a celebration meal to do just that, celebrating all that is good about cross-faith encounter. It's Wednesday 18th and you can find out more here.

Over in Manchester, on Thursday 19th, Greater Manchester’s Interfaith Groups are running a 'Faith in Education' Conference to support religious literacy. Details can be found here.


Black Country Events

In the Black Country, we're supporting the Caldmore Faith Walk on Sunday 15th. The walk will visit St Matthew's Church, Guru Nanak Gurdwara and Aisha Mosque. Find out more here.

During the week there will also be Christmas Pudding Making! these are; Friday 20th November- Aaina Hub, Caldmore Walsall, women’s groups Interfaith Christmas Pudding Making; Sunday 22nd November- All Saints Church, Wolverhampton Young Women’s Interfaith “Stir Up Sunday” Christmas Pudding Making; Sunday 22nd November- Catalyst and friends Smethwick “Stir Up Sunday” Christmas Pudding Making. You can get in touch with Ruth, or local Coordinator to find out more.


Birmingham Events

Our Birmingham coordinator, Rev Jessica Foster, will be using the @OurCofE twitter account for this week. @OurCofE offers members of the Church of England the chance to share about their lives and what they do. Jessica will be sharing about her experiences of Inter-Faith and much more! Make sure to check it out.

Jessica will also be hosting a Women's Leadership Event on Saturday 21st to gather women who have led a Near Neighbours project. Get in touch to find out more.


Leicester Events

Our friends at the St Philip's Centre are running a huge range of different events throughout the week. They've produced a full programme with details. This can be found here.


London Events

In Southall, West London, the Southall Faiths Forum will host a Places of Worship Open Evenings. This is a chance to learn about the vibrant different faiths who share the neighbourhood. Details here.


Other Inter Faith Week Events

If you want to find out about more events that are taking place across the country, take a look at the Inter Faith Network's Event Map


Author: Andrew Mathews

Date: 09 November 2015