Interfaith Week Activities

For ideas and advice on organising an interfaith event, see the Scottish Government’s good practice guide: 

Belief in Dialogue:  Religion and Belief Relations in Scotland


Some other examples of activities are listed below. These have been provided by the Inter Faith Network for the UK.

A church and a gurdwara arrange exchange visits for their congregations


A Hindu temple hosts an inter faith dialogue event, inviting members of other local communities

A faith-based youth group holds an interfaith sports event

A Buddhist vihara (temple) arranges a special open day event

A school works with its local interfaith group to host an ‘interfaith day’ with opportunities to talk with local members of different faiths

A local interfaith organisation and local faith groups hire a coach to do a ‘faith trail’ visiting five places of worship in their city

A national faith community representative body develops a short leaflet about the basis for involvement by its members in interfaith dialogue


A student union works with all the student religious groups in its university to put on a forum on ‘What our faiths say about the environment’


A mosque hosts a Muslim-Christian dialogue event

A Jewish charity holds a joint fundraising event with a charity with a different faith base

A multi-faith chaplaincy in a college of further education works with students and staff to put on a special interfaith week exhibition

A ‘dine at mine’ event with people of different faiths coming together for a meal

The local paper and radio station host daily slots during the Week for presenters of different faiths to talk about their faith and also what this teaches them about getting on well with people of other faiths

A ‘faith leaders’ group holds a special Interfaith Week meeting


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