Inter Faith Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the role of faith and belief in local, regional and national life and highlight the overwhelmingly good relations between people of different faiths and beliefs.
Each year, many Police Forces take part in the Week, creating opportunities for learning about different faiths and beliefs, building understanding, and strengthening links with the wider community. The Week is also an excellent opportunity to showcase the work of police chaplains and they work they do with people of all faiths and beliefs.
COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease for most at this time and the hope is that this will continue. What last year taught us, however, was the amazing potential of online communication, with nearly 73% of activities being held online or having a strong virtual component.
The Week has been getting bigger every year and it is a great opportunity for police chaplains to:
- highlight chaplaincies’ important work to support officers and staff of all faiths and beliefs in their working lives
- showcase the good inter faith engagement and the relations that the police help foster through their community engagement
- tackle misunderstanding and prejudice and to encourage a united response to hate crime
- create opportunities for officers and staff to learn more about some of the faith communities and belief groups within the community they serve, such as through visits to places of worship
You can find out how to join in, download resources and register events at the interfaith website