Inter Faith Week 2016 will run from Sunday 13 November - Sunday 20 November in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Why an ‘8 day week’? This year, the Week begins on Remembrance Sunday and many people of different faiths and beliefs will be marking that in some way. It is hoped that the additional Sunday will provide the opportunity for other weekend events to take place.
Message from Co-Chairs of the Inter Faith Network
"Inter faith understanding and cooperation are of year-round and ever growing importance but national Inter Faith Week provides a special time in the year when the spotlight falls on these issues. It is a time when people in communities around the country highlight the significance of faith and the contribution that faith communities make to society. Young and old of all backgrounds get the chance to find out more about their neighbours’ faiths and beliefs and to discuss, debate, learn, contribute together to projects and celebrate their diversity. Finding commonalities, sharing what matters most deeply to us, asking questions, exploring differences of view – these are all part of the Week. We hope that as many people as possible will take the opportunity to join in one of the hundreds of events happening."The Rt Revd Richard Atkinson and Mr Vivian Wineman, Co-Chairs of IFN
Message from Minister with responsibility for faith and integration and cohesion
“We are greatly enriched by the diversity of faiths that call our country home, all of whom play an integral part in their local communities.
“Inter Faith Week is a terrific way for people to learn from one another and celebrate the tremendous amount we have in common.”Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Minister with responsibility for faith and integration and cohesion at the Department for Communities and Local Government