Inter Faith Statements, Vigils and Prayer Gatherings

Examples of inter faith statements, vigils and prayer gatherings, in the context of UK inter faith impacts of terrorism, conflict and suffering in Israel and Gaza, are below:

Greater Yarmouth Faith and Belief Network: Greater Yarmouth Inter Faith and Belief Network | Facebook – 8 Oct

Barnet Council and Barnet Multi-faith forum: Barnet Council and community partners' statement on violence in the Middle East | Barnet Council – 9 Oct

Faith and Belief forum: F&BF Statement on Israel-Palestine | 9th October 2023 - The Faith & Belief Forum (faithbeliefforum.org) – 9 Oct

Faith Matters: https://twitter.com/FaithMattersUK/status/1711514100604264573 - 9 Oct

Greater Manchester Faith Community Leaders: Greater Manchester Faith Leaders back Bishop's call to pray for Israel and Gaza - Diocese of Manchester (anglican.org) – 9 Oct

Nisa Nashim: https://twitter.com/nisanashim/status/1711419228236947918 - 9 Oct

Interfaith Scotland: Interfaith Scotland | Facebook 10 Oct

Bradford Faith Communities: Bishop of Bradford, The Council for Mosques, The Bradford Jewish Community, The Bradford Sikh Community, The Bradford Hindu Council: Toby Howarth (@toby_howarth) / X (twitter.com) – 11 Oct

The Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester: Muslim Jewish Forum statement about the Gaza conflict – 11 Oct

Interfaith Glasgow: A statement from Interfaith Glasgow's Trustees on recent events in Israel and Gaza (technology-trust-news.org) – 11 Oct

Worcestershire Inter Faith Forum: Worcestershire Inter Faith Forum | Facebook – 11 Oct

Luton Council of Faiths: Luton Council of Faiths | Facebook – 12 Oct

Leicester Council of Faiths: Leicester Council of Faiths | Facebook – 12 Oct

Nottingham Faith Leaders: https://www.dioceseofnottingham.uk/news/multi-faith-statement-regarding-the-current-situation-in-gaza-israel – 13 Oct

Hull and East Riding Interfaith: Hull and East Riding Interfaith  Facebook - 13 Oct

Edinburgh Inter Faith Association: https://twitter.com/EdinInterfaith/status/1714213384273506370 - 17 Oct

Archbishop Justin Welby, Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg: Israel-Gaza Conflict – UK faith leaders condemn antisemitism and call for solidarity between faith communities | The Archbishop of Canterbury – 17 Oct

Interfaith Wolverhampton - view on Facebook (Note: Interfaith Wolverhampton does not have a Facebook page; the link is therefore to a copy of the statement shared by the Chair of the local Methodist District) - 18 Oct

Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group: https://twitter.com/BishopAnneH/status/1714771225224827192– 19 Oct

Altrincham Interfaith Group - Altrincham Interfaith Group | Facebook - 23 Oct

Devon Faith and Belief Forum https://devonfaiths.org.uk/ - 23 Oct

Bristol faith leadershttps://www.bristol.anglican.org/statement-from-bristol-interfaith-leaders-on-the-violence-in-israel-palestine.php - 25 Oct

Building Bridges in Pendle - Building Bridges Pendle | Facebook - 30 Oct

Jewish and Muslim communities in St Albanshttps://www.facebook.com/StAlbansMasortiSynagogue/posts/pfbid0cHePBhprQpnFJvhFyu2iAYvRNHRcYh2HtwxzuAYygqi6Cq6wrNA6A9ckGH1gPiwJl - 23 Nov


Vigils and inter faith events

Northampton Inter Faith Forum: Prayer Vigil Facebook – 16 Oct

Islington Faiths Forum with Islington Hate Crime Forum and Islington Borough Council - https://twitter.com/IFForum1/status/1714720374150074649 - 18 Oct

Bradford District Faith Leaders: Prayer Vigil Toby Howarth (@toby_howarth) / X (twitter.com) – 19 Oct

Blackburn with Darwen Interfaith Forum and Blackburn with Darwen Council: Peace vigil - https://theshuttle.org.uk/peace-vigil-for-israel-and-palestine/ - 20 Oct

Nisa-Nashim: Inter Faith online peace vigil Sara Conway on X (twitter.com) – 22 Oct

Watford Interfaith Association: Prayer event for world peace (1) Facebook – 22 Oct

York Interfaith Group: The York Press - 26 Oct

Oxfordshire civic and faith leaders: BBC News - 5 Nov

Manchester Cathedral: prayer vigil - https://www.manchester.anglican.org/interfaith-prayer-vigil-held-at-manchester-cathedral.php - 7 Nov

York Minster: Vigil for peace - https://yorkminster.org/whats-on/event/vigil-for-peace-in-israel-and-gaza/ - 11 Nov

Slough: Vigil - https://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/gallery/slough/189606/vigil-held-in-slough-high-street-on-sunday-for-lives-lost-in-israel-gaza-conflict.html - 12 Nov

Loughborough Council of Faiths: silent vigil for peace  Loughborough Council of Faiths | Facebook - 19 Nov

Bath (Interfaith Adviser for Bath and Wells in partnership with the Bath Interfaith Group and The Ammerdown Centre): Silent vigil for peace - https://www.bathandwells.org.uk/silent-vigil-for-peace-in-bath.php - 21 Nov

Kehilla, North London with St Mary's, New Stoke Newington Masorti, and the local Quakers: Interfaith Peace Vigil - https://kehillah.org.uk/ebulletins/23rd-november-interfaith-peace-vigil-sunday-december-shabbat-morning-services-chanukah-party-amp-chesed-care-meeting/ - 26 Nov

Hull Minster: Vigil for peace - https://hm.churchsuite.com/events/hv0z1ieo?fbclid=IwAR1ecVrzx9HBR9WG7DTWA5Lar9a3zZnXQ0zswdgIdfw5lPZcsbmcL-p3ZCI - 26 Nov

St James's, Picadilly and FODIP: Interfaith vigil for the Children of Palestine and Israel - https://www.sjp.org.uk/whats-on/interfaith-vigil-for-the-children-of-palestine-and-israel/ - 29 Nov

Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Derby: Prayers for Peace (and other related events in Derby) - https://multifaithcentre.org/events/city-wide-prayer-for-peace - 30 Nov

Building Bridges in Pendle: Vigil for peace - https://www.facebook.com/buildingbridgespendle/posts/pfbid0twwEog5enYV7bqdcxd8ZG8ByQGViqwbhz4MbTov2sRiKCwt4ZGVbUgWEEfmqNNWJl - 3 Dec

Altrincham Interfaith Group: Silent vigil for peace - https://www.facebook.com/AltrinchamIG/posts/pfbid02LfkFMMQA9vsNqen1JN1xW7zR6vw8S57rw1wHJrH8Sx132HK1mAGK6JSVFGmFSwWcl - 4 Dec


Religion Media Centre: the Religion Media Centre put together a Briefing on the Impact of Israel / Gaza on UK Communities - 13 Oct

Relevant also is a statement by the Board of Trustees of the Inter Faith Network for the UK, issued on 20 October during National Hate Crime Awareness Week, which can be seen here.


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