Interfaith teaching resources

Different faiths may have different celebrations, methods of prayer and sites of worship, but they all share the ability to encourage people to think morally about the world they live in. Inter Faith Week (18-27 November) is a time to reflect on the similarities between faiths, to celebrate diversity and to build good relationships between religious groups.

Shared morals

  • Encourage students to treat others the way they want to be treated with this TrueTube assembly focusing on the common features religions share.

Save the sacred

  • Aliens have attacked Earth and they want to wipe out religion. In groups, students must research one faith and explain to the intergalactic invaders why their chosen religion must be saved.

Circle of life

  • From birth to death, our lives are full of celebrations; this PowerPoint explores how birth, becoming an adult, marriage and death are commemorated by different faiths.

Multiculturalism

  • Explore the positives and negatives of a diverse society with this starter activity.

Faith in Britain

  • Introduce religions practised by people in Britain in this concise and clear presentation.

Questions on abortion

  • Many religious groups have spoken out against abortion, but what do major faiths actually preach? Find out in this edforchoice booklet.

Faith at the doctors

  • This colourful PowerPoint introduces Christian and Muslim beliefs about medical issues such as fertility treatment and organ donors. There’s an interactive Blockbuster quiz to finish too.

Different but equal

  • Show students how people of different faiths have fought against prejudice and discrimination with this PowerPoint about racism, sexism and religious segregation.

The Ethicist

  • A presentation jam-packed with ethical questions – a great way to encourage students to think about the moral issues we all face.

Talking to each other

  • Examples of interfaith organisations are given in this brief, but information handout.

Does difference matter?

  • A starter quiz, key words, discussion points and essay writing help students learn about the issues of multicultural society in this comprehensive lesson.

Holy Land

  • Explore the importance of scared places and get students designing a shared Holy Land with this QCDA_Resources unit of work.

Interfaith debate

  • A Christian, an atheist and a Muslim discuss moral issues in this video from CLEO.

20 world views

  • Help students understand the beliefs of different religions and other groups across the globe with these profiles - great for research or display.

How did it all begin?

  • How the Earth was created is a topic that is regularly debated. Explore religious and scientific points of view in this assembly from TrueTube.

Young voices

  • Listen to young people talk about their experience of faith in videos created for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation short film competition.