Inter Faith Week 2014
Inter Faith Week 2014 will run from Sunday 16 to Saturday 22 November. An event submission form will be available on this website later in the year.
Update: The searchable event map is currently offline due to a problem with the Google Maps plugin. We are working to resolve this issue, and apologise for any inconvenience caused. In the meantime, the full list of events can still be accessed here and a temporary Google Map can be viewed here (external link).
Inter Faith Week: Celebrating 2013 and planning for 2014 is both a short report on the 2013 Week and includes planning tips for 2014. A copy can be downloaded by clicking on the title or from here.
Message from the Prime Minister
"Inter Faith Week is now a well regarded fixture in the faith calendar and I am delighted it is going from strength to strength. The Week plays an important role in bringing together people, and I would encourage everyone to get behind this year's activities. There is no better way of celebrating the richness and diversity of faith in our country."Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister
Message from the Deputy Prime Minister
"Inter Faith Weeks have had a tremendous impact since they first started in 2009. They inspire people of all faiths, and of no faith, to come together and help create the fair and tolerant society we all want to be a part of. This is an aim that I am personally committed to, and hope to have helped support by bringing people together at recent events that I have hosted.
The Week is a brilliant opportunity for people of different backgrounds to make new connections, find out more about each other and celebrate together the great multicultural society we have here in the UK.
My best wishes to everyone involved in making Inter Faith Week what it is today. I hope many communities up and down the country will get involved to make this year another great success.Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister
Message from Trustees of the Inter Faith Network
"Inter Faith Week is a time to highlight the contribution of faith communities to our shared lives, to increase understanding between and about faiths and also between those of religious and non-religious beliefs. It provides a tremendous platform ... to get more people involved, share good practice and look at both the opportunities and challenges of living well together in our diverse society".Trustees of IFN
Message from Communities Secretary
"Inter faith social action brings our communities closer together and Inter Faith Week is a terrific opportunity to highlight this, whilst celebrating the practical contribution that our faith groups make to society.
"I hope that people of different faiths and beliefs - from local authorities, schools, and voluntary organisations across the country, will take part in some of the events that will be happening across their communities.
"Inter Faith Week, and the wider work of the Inter Faith Network in the UK, showcases perfectly what can be achieved when those of faith and those of none work together using a combination of social action and practical activities. Hopefully this week will inspire many more people to get involved."Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government