Six months to go to Inter Faith Week 2023!
This year, the ever more popular national Inter Faith Week takes place from 12th to 19th November. This will be its 15th year. The Week’s aims are to:
- Strengthen good inter faith relations at all levels
- Increase awareness of the different and distinct faith communities in the UK, 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
Inter Faith Network’s Co-Chairs Canon Hilary Barber and Narendra Waghela say:
“The Week makes a significant contribution to tackling ignorance and prejudice, increasing religious literacy, and widening awareness of the contribution of faith communities to society. It is a force for creation and deepening of inter faith understanding, harmony and cooperation in the UK.”
Each year thousands take part directly in the Week and millions encounter its positive messages through social media. A wide mix of different bodies take part: faith and belief bodies; local inter faith organisations; community and voluntary organisations; workplaces and staff networks; local authorities; emergency services; schools, colleges, universities and youth organisations; chaplaincies; sports organisations; libraries, museums and art galleries; hospitals and hospices; and many others. The number of schools taking part has grown rapidly across the last three years.