Inter Faith Week has become a firm fixture in the national calendar and its growing significance reflects the diversity of our society and the great importance of understanding each other and living well together. It is a Week that is about learning, respect, cooperation, new friendships and stronger communities.
The Week aims 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
A wide range of organisations will be taking part, from faith groups, inter faith bodies, and belief groups to schools, youth organisations, universities, hospitals, police forces, football clubs, museums and libraries, businesses and many more. Activities can be viewed on a map at [map]www.interfaithweek.org/map
This year, Inter Faith Week begins on Remembrance Sunday and is encouraging people of different backgrounds to mark it together, particularly at this time of commemorating World War 1 in which soldiers of many faiths from the UK and what became the Commonwealth countries served. There will be a number of Inter Faith Week multi faith remembrance events taking place.