Inter faith week 2017

Inter faith week is a yearly event where a spotlight falls on to faith and belief. During this time, we can raise awareness on the importance of inter faith understanding and cooperation across all beliefs. 

This year, inter faith week takes place between 13 and 17 November. It is an opportunity that allows new connections, time to tackle prejudices and deepens the mutual understanding between us all. This week highlights the common cause for the benefit of our local community and wider society. All staff, patients and visitors are welcome to attend. 

See below for the activities taking place.

Monday, 13 November

Holy Communion, 12.45pm to 1.15pm, UHS Chapel (D level, centre block)
On this day, we will be hosting the Christian service of Holy Communion. This simple service consists of prayers for the hospital community and a shortened liturgy of Holy Communion. Explanations of the various parts of the service will be given. All are welcome.

Tuesday, 14 November

Festival highlights, 10am to 2pm, Southampton General (main entrance)
The chaplains and volunteers will be manning a stall which highlights the various religious festivals from across the globe. Do you know your Hijab from your Havdalah? Test your knowledge of religious artefacts in our ‘Great Artefact Quiz’. Pop down and learn something new!

Thursday, 16 November

Faith and food, 12pm to 2pm, Southampton General (main entrance)
The chaplains will be in the main entrance over the lunch time period with lots of information about foods, festivals and faiths. Please join us in celebrating inter faith week with lots of samples to taste.

Friday, 17 November

Muslim prayer, 1.15pm, UHS Chapel (D level, centre block)
The hospital Muslim community meets for prayers every Friday at this time. During inter faith week, visitors are welcome to view or participate the event. Information about Islam will be available and the sermon will be given in English.