This section of the website contains resources for local groups on particular themes.
Local inter faith organisations play a crucial role in fostering understanding and good relationships between different faith groups in the UK. Many take part in commemorations or projects linked to Holocaust Memorial Day and Remembering Srebrenica.
An increasing number of places of worship have ongoing and positive links with one or more nearby places of worship of other faiths.
Churches, gurdwaras, mandirs, mosques, synagogues, temples, viharas. Buildings that are the heart of the UK’s different faith communities, with worship space and usually also with community space for lots of activities.
Example: Footsteps: Faiths for a low Carbon Future
Example: Windsor and Maidenhead Community Forum
A number of local inter faith organisations hold inter faith ‘pilgrimages’, ‘peace walks’ and other walks where people of different faiths and beliefs walk together, often visiting places of worship along the way.
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.