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This awareness week intends to create increased understanding of the diversity of faith communities in the UK, and celebrate their contribution to society. Inter faith cooperation and understanding between staff and students of different religious and non-religious backgrounds are vital to the development of a diverse community at the University of Leeds. We encourage this through specialist guidance and support for inter faith and faith groups.
Events and Activities
Various local and national Inter Faith events
Date: Sunday 8 – Sunday 15 November
About: The Inter Faith week campaign events calendar collates local and national events taking place during this week including a talk from York Buddhist Network, Treeplanting with Wakefield Inter Faith Network and an online diversity quiz from Leeds Rooots Team.
Leeds University Union Jewish Society
Date: Wednesday 17 November, 3pm
About: The Jewish Society will be running an event in LUU Room 2 with tea, cake, speedfaithing and a talk from the Anthony Nolan charity. Please contact the society for further details email@example.com.
LGBTQ+ Inter Faith Social for National Interfaith Week
Date: Thursday 18 Nov, 6:30-7:30pm
About: The Faith and Belief Forum are hosting an informal online space for LGBTQ+ people and allies of different faiths, religions, and non-religious beliefs, to celebrate Inter Faith Week together.
Academics and policy makers perception of Religion and Worldviews Focus Group
Date: Wednesday 24 November, 4:30-6pm
About: This focus group hosted by the Faith and Belief Forum, will explore attitudes to Religion and Worldviews. The focus group is for policy makers in education and religious education and for academics in departments of the study of education, religion and RE. The project involves exploring the opportunities, barriers and challenges associated with the future of Religion and Worldviews education.
University support and resources
The University has a range of support and resources available to support staff and students in relation to religion and belief. This includes information about;
- Campus prayer spaces.
- Guidance on religious observance.
- Responding to requests for flexibility on the grounds of religion.
University Inter Faith and Faith Groups
The University has a number of inter faith and faith groups for staff and students;
- Leeds University Union faith societies
- Muslim Staff Network
- Unity Group
- Universities Chaplaincy in Leeds
External Inter Faith Groups and Networks
There are a variety of external groups and networks that promote inter faith understanding: