INTER FAITH WEEK 2022
13-20 November 2022
The aims of the week are to:
- Strengthen good inter faith relations at all levels
- Increase 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
- Increase understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs
THE REVD CANON HILARY BARBER AND NARENDRA WAGHELA, CO-CHAIRS OF THE INTER FAITH NETWORK FOR THE UK, WHICH LEADS ON THE WEEK, SAID:
Canon Hilary Barber and Narendra Waghela
“Inter Faith Week is a fantastic opportunity for people of all faiths and beliefs to: mix and learn in neighbourhoods, workplaces, schools and universities and other contexts; visit places of worship of their neighbours and find out why their faith matters to them; get past stereotypes and misunderstandings and increase religious literacy; celebrate; dialogue; and volunteer together to help their local community.”
THE GOVERNMENT’S MINISTER FOR FAITH, KEMI BADENOCH MP, SAID:
Kemi Badenoch MP
“Inter Faith Week is a perfect opportunity for people of all beliefs to reach out to and learn from different communities.
“I am proud to live in a country that recognises and respects the rich history of diverse communities in Britain and in my role as Faith Minister, I remain committed to raising awareness across society of inter faith issues.”
Photos in the carousel above: North Kirklees Inter Faith Council; Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (UK) with Planting for Peace at OneJAIN Ahimsa Peace Garden, Harrow; Pupils from BlueCoat School, Coventry, learning about Diwali andBandi Chorr Divas; One of the Inter Faith Network for the UK's Trustees sharing a message for the Week; Watford Interfaith Association's annual Interfaith Pilgrimage, during the Week.