8 - 15 November 2020
Inter Faith 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, 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
Inter Faith Week:
The Inter Faith Network
Highlights the good work done by local faith, inter faith and faith-based groups and organisations
Draws new people into inter faith learning and cooperation
Enables greater interaction between people of different backgrounds
Helps develop integrated and neighbourly communities
Celebrates diversity and commonality
Opens new possibilities for partnership
provides details of all the events that are taking place around the country. There were over 700 in total last year: take a look at the map and find an event near you.
As Baptist Christians, let’s take the opportunity to make and renew friendships with those of other faiths in our local communities, sharing who we are and learning about friends who also share faith perspectives on life.
Alternatively, you and a person of another faith, or your church and another faith community could plan an event or activity for the week. The Inter Faith Network have produced a short guide which is packed with suggestions for marking the Week and examples and illustrations drawn from the many successful activities held for the Week to date. It also includes practical guidance and links to further information. Download your copy of the toolkit here.
Here is a prayer
that you may like to use personally or with your church during the week.
Our latest resources, Encountering Sikhs
and Encountering Muslims
are just two of the many resources we have produced to help churches relate with other faiths. A complete list can be found here.
I hope you have a great Inter Faith week, meeting people and making new contacts and friends.
Moderator of the Baptist Inter Faith Working Group