Interfaith Week 2019

11th - 17th of November

Activities for Interfaith Week and Mitzvah Day in Camden 2019

Each year, Inter Faith Week aims to build good relationships and working partnerships between people of different faiths and beliefs

Interfaith Week: 

  • 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

Education and Religion Sig Seminar: Art, Faith and Education

Monday 4 November 17.30 – 19.00

UCL Institute of Education (IOE), 20 Bedford Way, Room 537, London, WC1H 0AL

Art can foster dialogue between faith and non-faith communities, while running the risk of misrepresentation. This Education and Religion SIG Seminar brings together two speakers who are immersed in using the arts to challenge assumptions in formal and informal educational contexts.

Please register in advance via Eventbrite:, or email

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Remembrance Day Services  

Thursday 7 November - wreath-laying.  The Mayor will lay a wreath at Islington & Camden Cemetery

Sunday 10 November   - Interfaith Remembrance Sunday Civic Service in the presence of the Mayor of Camden at St Pancras Church, Euston Road, NW1 2BA followed by a procession to the Euston Station War Memorial.  All are welcome

Monday 11 November  -  wreath-laying across the borough’s memorials by the Mayor


LGBT Faith and Coffee evening, free admission, to be confirmed

For LGBT people of faith and friends.


World Congress of Faiths, Younghusband Lecture 2019

Where religion and globalisation meet: issues of change, belonging and aspiration

Thursday 7 November 18.30 – 20.30

Lumen Rooms, Lumen URC, 88 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9RS

Organised by the World Congress of Faiths.  The Guest Speaker will be Dr Annewieke Vroom, Lecturer in Comparative Religion and Philosophy at Utrecht University, Netherlands.  There will be a retiring collection to support WCF activities.

More information from or please call 01223 781781

Free event but registration is essential.  Please register here:


LGBTQ+ Inter Faith, organised by the Faith and Belief Forum

Tuesday 12 November 18.30 – 21.00.  Please arrive at 6.30 for a 7pm start.

The Faith & Belief Forum, Star House, 104 Grafton Road, London, NW5 4BA

An invitation to LGBTQ+ people and allies of different faiths, religions, and non-religious beliefs, to a relaxed evening of reflection, celebration and sharing a meal together. This will be a safe environment where guests can be themselves, and learn about others. There will also be information about services and groups for LGBTQ+ people of faith in London.
All attendees are asked to bring along an object, photograph, or short piece of text that is important to you - it can be related to your faith, culture, background or a belief you hold.  Dinner and mocktails will be provided. This will be an alcohol-free event.  Suggested donation: £5.

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The Refugee Crisis Then and Now

The West London Synagogue and the Council of Christians and Jews, CCJ Central London Branch

Wednesday 13 November 19.00 – 21.30

West London Synagogue, 33 Seymour Pl, Marylebone, London, W1H 5AU

This will include talks from Keynote speakers Barbara Winton, daughter and biographer of Sir Nicholas Winton and refugee rights campaigner, and from Professor Tony Kushner, Parkes Institute at the University of Southampton. The Chair will be Bishop Michael Ipgrave, CCJ Chair and Bishop of Lichfield.

The event will also feature the travelling exhibition: 'James Parkes and the age of intolerance'.
People of all and no faiths are welcome to attend but registration is essential. Please contact

Paola Churchill, telephone 0207 535 0255 or email


The Fabric Of Faith: My Life Is But A Weaving

Wednesday 13 November 13.00 – 14.00

UCL, Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

From church kneelers and banners to mosque table cloths and challah bread covers, fabrics are literally woven into the experience of faith and worship. In 2016, as part of her PhD at UCL’s The Bartlett, Katy Beinart brought together 15 women from different faith communities to explore the relationship between creativity and religious practice, and share how fabrics shape and illuminate their faith. In this lecture, she will talk about the stories and journeys this work uncovered and what she found out about women’s hidden contributions to the lived experience of spirituality and devotion.


Inter Faith Cultural Performances

Friday 15 November 18.30 – 22.00

35-37 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 6DX

The All Faiths Network will be doing another inter faith cultural event again this year during Inter Faith Week and are inviting submissions of any faith-related music/dance/song/poetry performance from faith groups or individuals who might like to perform at the event.
We will have a selection of performances lasting approximately 5 mins each. Location to be confirmed but will be in central London. See pictures of last year's event at


Interfaith Board Games: The Diversity Game and Sharing Stories

Saturday 16 November, 12.00 – 14.00

Rosslyn Hill Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, NW3 1NG

An afternoon of playing 'The Diversity Game' - find out how much you know about religions!



Sunday 17 November

Hampstead Synagogue jointly with the Christian and Muslim communities will be collecting items for the benefit of the underprivileged. We will have tables set up outside Waitrose and Tesco in West Hampstead as collection points.  All are invited to help.  Further information to follow.


Open House for Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day

Sunday 17 November 13.00 – 16.00

Jewish Museum, 129-131 Albert Street NW1 7NB

Please join us for our Open House Afternoon for Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day. Participate in bread baking for charity, join drop-in arts and crafts, and explore our latest exhibitions. This Open House event is free for all to attend between 1 - 4pm.

Further information from or call 020 7284 7384