Prepare for Inter Faith Week 2019
7th October 2019
Did you know that among the aims of Inter Faith Week is increasing understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs?
This year Inter Faith Week will take place from Sunday 10th – Sunday 17th November. The three aims of the week are:
- Strengthening good inter faith relations at all levels
- Increasing awareness of the different and distinct faith communities in the UK, in particular celebrating and building on the contribution which their members make to their neighbourhoods and to wider society
- Increasing understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs
Why not use Inter Faith Week 2019 this year to:
- Highlight the good work done by local faith, inter faith and faith-based groups and organisations
- Draw new people into inter faith learning and cooperation
- Enable greater interaction between people of different backgrounds
- Help develop integrated and neighbourly communities
- Celebrate diversity and commonality
- Open new possibilities for partnership
Building good relationships and working partnerships between people of different faiths and beliefs is part of the year-round work of many people and organisations across the UK. Having a special week provides a focal point, helping to open inter faith activity up to a wider audience so that more and more people are made aware of the importance of this vital work and are able to participate in it.
An excellent toolkit is available to download with tips and ideas for getting involved in Inter Faith Week.
Other available resources include:
- Social media ideas and resources
- Publicity and branding including flyers, registration packs, logos, badges and other Inter Faith Week materials to help publicise your activity.
- Activity ideas for different kinds of organisation, including schools, local authorities, student groups, local inter faith groups, hospitals, sports clubs and more!
- Next Steps
- Reports Each year, the Inter Faith Network for the UK creates a report on Inter Faith Week, and draws together a list of all events known to have taken place to mark the Week. These are drawn together for ease of reference here. This section also includes occasional blogs.