People of faith and belief

Celebrating our differences

From 14-21 November, we celebrated Inter Faith Week. 

Inter Faith Week 2021 ( took place in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland - an ever-growing array of organisations participate, from faith groups and schools to sports organisations, local authorities, cultural institutions, hospitals, and hospices.

To celebrate, a student-created film installation came to the University of Derby. The Multi-Faith Centre building was transformed into a backdrop for the student-led light and film installation that shared the importance and symbolism of light to different faiths and beliefs.

University of Derby undergraduates Ethan McInally and Oliver Bingham, studying Sound, Light, and Live Event Technology, worked with the Chaplaincy to create a projection of images, words and sounds on the theme of light in faith.

The film installation ran on a continuous loop from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Tuesday 16 November at the Multi-Faith Centre. Staff, students, and the wider community were invited to wrap up warm, bring a symbol of light that was personally significant and join us for a warm drink, prayers, and messages of hope and reflect on their faith and how it lights up their lives and neighbourhoods.

The project was a co-production between Multi-Faith Centre, University of Derby and Derby City Council and was also live-streamed on YouTube.