Interfaith Week - 'Believe in Bradford' Conference - 18th November 2014

Pupils from primary and secondary schools across the district will have the chance to explore the values that are shared through the beliefs represented in our district. The conference will be led by members of the Interfaith Education Centre team and hosted by Dixons Trinity Academy.

The aims of Interfaith Week:


  • Strengthening good interfaith relations at all levels
  • Increasing awareness of the different and distinct faith communities in the UK, in particular celebrating and building on the contribution which their members make to their neighbourhoods and to wider society
  • Increasing understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs

These aims will be met by bringing together pupils from schools across the Bradford district to develop their answers to some ‘big’ questions:

"Who am I?", "If I could ask God a question, what do I believe?", "What do I share with others?", "How does this have an impact on Bradford?"

The day will be interactive with lots of opportunity for talk, sharing ideas and discussion. It will culminate with pupils from different schools collaborating to create pieces of art work on the theme ‘Believe in Bradford'.



Conference aims complement Ofsted's revised focus on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and preparation for life in modern Britain.

We are able to offer a maximum of 8 pupil places to 10 primary schools on a first come first served basis.

The conference is modelled on the work of Lat Blaylock and Deborah Weston of NATRE which has been the basis of a number of highly  successful RE Conferences.

The conference is free of charge although schools which book places but do not attend may incur a charge of £200.


Bookings should be made on the booking form here


If you are interested in hosting a similar conference for schools in your area please contact:  Michelle Mapfumo in Bradford Council's Diversity and Cohesion Service on 01274 378415 or by email



Published: 08/10/2014
Audience: Headteachers and SMSC / RE leaders.
Contact: Geraldine Cooper

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