Short report on a day event for local inter faith practitioners enabling sharing of good practice on a range of issues including religious literacy; countering prejudice; working with local authorities; Inter Faith Week and more.
Inter faith activity comes in many shapes and sizes, from small meetings for dialogue to collaborative arts programmes; from educational activities to projects serving the local community.
The UK has a strong pattern of inter faith relations overall. However, tensions and difficulties can arise for a number of reasons.
Increasingly, schools and academies want to interact with different faith communities in their locality.
A short, illustrated report on Inter Faith Week 2016, including a section looking forward to the 2017 Week.
Report on 2016 National Meeting, looking at contributions faith communities and inter faith groups make to community cohesion. Issues explored include compassion, dialogue, accessibility, intergenerational activity, equality, diversity, and social media.
Every year, IFN produces an Annual Review which gives details of the work of the Network over the year (usually July-July), and includes an overview of the company accounts for the financial year (January-December).
A note describing the provisions relating to General Elections, elections and referendums and how charities may, or may not act, as set out in current charity and electoral law, and the issue of undue spiritual influence.
A document about the most appropriate festivals on which to send greetings and the form of greeting to use.
A booklet offering some short reflections and examples drawn from the work of IFN and its member bodies, with the aim of inspiring and encouraging further discussion and engagement.
Practical pointers for responding jointly to attacks on places of worship; working for calm in times of tension; and working to build and strengthen good inter faith relations.
This page contains a brief introduction to themes and concepts in inter faith dialogue.
Workplaces are increasingly taking the role of religion in people’s lives more seriously.
A booklet containing information and pointers about different ways to get further involved with inter faith activity.
Below you will find a list of religious festivals during each month (and a short description).
A shared act of reflection and commitment by the faith communities of the UK
Short report on a day event for local inter faith practitioners. The event enabled sharing of good practice on a range of issues, including tackling prejudice and hate crime; working in partnership for the common good; religious literacy; social media...
Report on an IFN meeting with a focus on Inter Faith Week, which included the launch of The Inter Faith Week Toolkit: Developing successful activities.
A short guide containing suggestions for marking Inter Faith Week, practical guidance and links to further information.
This Statement on Aims and Values was agreed by IFN member bodies at a general meeting in May 2016, and all bodies subsequently admitted to membership also agree to it.
Report on National Meeting, looking at how faiths are serving those in need; living and acting as neighbours; and how we work together in the workplace among other themes.
A toolkit containing practical pointers for making contact, planning and publicising activities, and advice on key principles.
Short report on a day event for local inter faith practitioners, held in London on 30 July 2015. The event included opportunities to share learning and good practice.
Short report on a day event for local inter faith practitioners, held in Sheffield on 26 March 2015. The day provided opportunities to share learning and good practice.
A leaflet about the Inter Faith Network and its work.
Report on a meeting to explore the wide ranging issues which could be difficult to tackle in inter faith contexts and to reflect on how these were being approached around the UK in different settings.
An event held by the Inter Faith Network for the UK during November 2014.
A briefing note for caterers and others about the dietary practices of faith communities including a chart of ingredients that people of different faiths are, or are not, likely to consume.
A short, illustrated report on Inter Faith Week 2013, with planning ideas and tips for 2014.
Working Together for Inter Faith Cooperation and Understanding: The changing face of inter faith engagement
Report of IFN's 2012 National Meeting, marking its 25th Anniversary, with opportunities to take stock of what had been achieved and the challenges and opportunities ahead.
A short, illustrated report on Inter Faith Week 2011 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
'Living Well Together' in Britain today - a series of questions first developed for use in discussion contexts during Inter Faith Week 2011.
The Big Picture: National and Local Faith Communities Working Together for Inter Faith Cooperation and Understanding
Report on IFN's 2011 National Meeting, exploring the roles national faith communities play in resourcing local inter faith activity and increasing participation, and in turn how the learn from activity at local level.
Published in December 2010. Revised in February 2011.
An e-resource about young people and inter faith engagement, designed to compliment the Connect: Different Faiths, Shared Values guide.
A short, illustrated report on Inter Faith Week 2010 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Report on IFN's 2010 National Meeting which offered a chance to hear from local inter faith organisations about how they are developing their work, including the challenges and opportunities they see ahead.
The first national Inter Faith Week in England and Wales took place from 15 to 21 November 2009. It was very successful with a range of exciting and stimulating events taking place across England and Wales.
Note on Inter Faith Week 2009 event held by the Inter Faith Network for the UK in association with the British Humanist Association.
This report records the proceedings of a day conference looking at the special value of dialogue between people of two different faith traditions: bilateral dialogue.
Local Inter Faith Organisations and SACREs: Working together for understanding and community cohesion
Report on a seminar that looked at the roles and activities of SACREs and LIFOs and what steps can be taken to increase opportunities for joint working between them.
A report on a day conference looking at the involvement of young people in inter faith relations, held as IFN’s 2009 National Meeting.
Report on a meeting to explore aspects of the 'face to face' (and indeed the 'heart to heart') processes designed to tackle misunderstandings and prejudice and to build good relations.
A survey of England and Wales. Produced in partnership between the Local Government Association and the Inter Faith Network.
A discussion paper developed by IFN's Executive Committee in 2007 to address fundamental questions about the place of faith communities within society, the nature of citizenship and of 'Britishness' and related themes.
This brochure was produced to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Inter Faith Network in 2007, and includes information on some of the key events in the history of the Network.
This note offers a perspective from the then Executive Committee of the Inter Faith Network for the UK on some of the issues which arise over the wearing in public of items of religious dress and symbols.
In May 2006, the Inter Faith Network commissioned Dr Fatheena Mubarak to understake a short research project looking at the pattern of women's inter faith initatives in the UK.
The report highlights some of the challenges and possibilities for educators in addressing faith, inter faith and citizenship issues in schools.
Report of the 2006 Network National Meeting of IFN.
Report of a consultation arranged by IFN, in association with the Equality Challenge Unit, to explore the tasks involved in building good inter faith relations on campus in a way which respects the distinctiveness of each of the faiths involved.
Short guidelines for faith community organisations working together to respond to inter-community tensions and to attacks, or the threat of attacks, on places of worship or other faith community property.
Report of the 2005 National Meeting looking at the importance of young people’s involvement in building good inter faith relations.
A guide to setting up and running a local inter faith initiative. Includes information, advice and practical case study examples.
Practitioner guidance which includes descriptions of the application of community cohesion in key policy areas, pointers for successful implementation and case studies drawn from different local authority and other contexts.
Report of the 2004 National Meeting looking at the impact of the UK’s membership of the European Union on faith communities and the inter faith agenda here.
An inter faith action and resource guide for young people aged 16-25.
Report on IFN's 2003 National Meeting, looking at the importance of dialogue for overcoming prejudice and inherited myths.
Good Practice Guidelines looking at some of the issues involved in working with, and helping establish, local inter faith initiatives.
A report detailing the findings of a six month survey in 2003 which mapped the changing landscape of local inter faith activity around the UK.
Report on IFN's 2002 National Meeting, with inputs from central and local government representatives on the nature and goals of the community cohesion agenda.
The Local Government Association in association with ODPM, Home Office, CRE and Inter Faith Network.
The Local Government Association in association with the Inter Faith Network.
To mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 a special Young People's Faith Forum was held at St James's Palace.
2001 National Meeting Report, looking at the role of faith in community service projects.
Examining issues and practicalities of introducing inter faith issues into the curriculum.
2000 National Meeting Report, examining how inter faith relations need to be developed in the coming years.
1999 National Meeting Report covering the role of faith in: the Regional Development Assemblies and England; the Scottish Parliament; and a reformed House of Lords.
Report on a 1997 consultation and conference on Collective Worship.
Report of a 1996 Network seminar looking at initiatives aiming to find shared values to provide a secure moral foundation for a multi faith society.
In 1993, IFN developed, in consultation with its member bodies, guidance on Building Good Relations with People of Different Faiths and Beliefs. All member bodies subscribe to this guidance, and it has been used widely.
Does true dialogue inevitably exclude mission? What are the ethics of mission and of dialogue in a multi faith country? This consultative document was issued in July 1993 to encourage discussion and reflection on these issues.
A statement agreed by IFN's member bodies in 1991 and reprinted in 2006.