This section of the website contains resources for local groups on particular themes. Publications relevant to local groups can be found at https://www.interfaith.org.uk/resources/publications/local
A webinar for local inter faith organisations, held by IFN on 15 December 2020
The following points have been adapted from a presentation given at a webinar on using Zoom effectively, held for local inter faith organisations in December 2020.
Video: A Webinar for local inter faith groups led by the Inter Faith Network for the UK on Friday 19 June 2020. Marking the Great Get Together.
The different faiths all call on their followers to care for the planet. Many faith-based organisations are taking part in environmental social action activities in response to growing concern about climate change. Some also have ongoing programmes of work
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.