Interfaith Scotland is the national interfaith organisation for Scotland.
We work to help ensure good relations between the diverse religion and belief communities of Scotland and also to share good practice in interfaith dialogue, education, engagement and training nationally and internationally.
Interfaith Scotland is a charity and we appreciate all donations, big or small.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Interfaith Scotland has been working with faith communities and local interfaith groups across Scotland to assist them in their work of supporting communities at the grassroots level. For up-to-date information on the current crisis please go to the Scottish Government website. Find out more about the re-opening of Places of Worship in Scotland
The Climate Crisis: Facebook Live Event
Interfaith Scotland is hosting a series of Facebook live panel discussions called the Beyond Climate Crisis series. The next event will be at 2pm on 19th May. Please visit our Facebook page for details.
We are hosting an interfaith quiz on 20th May from 6 – 7.30pm on Zoom. You are invited to sign up as an individual or with a small team with a minimum of three people and maximum of four. If coming on your own we will create a team for you on the night.
GOOGLE FORM – https://tinyurl.com/may-interfaithquiz
Together for Our Planet: How Faith Communities can Engage with COP26
Glasgow will become centre stage for the United Nations Climate Change summit (COP26) this November. Join Interfaith Glasgow and Interfaith Scotland on 24th May from 6.30 – 8.30pm to find out about COP26; why it matters to Glasgow, Scotland’s faith communities, and the world; and how you can get involved. Please book your free place through the Eventbrite link here
The Climate Crisis: Beyond Borders
Interfaith Scotland is hosting a series of Facebook live panel discussions called the Beyond Climate Crisis series. The next event on the theme of ‘Beyond Borders’ will take place as part of Refugee Festival Scotland on 16th June at 2pm.
Interfaith Buddies: The Great Get Together
Our next Interfaith Buddies event will take place on 18th June at 11am as a part of the Great Get Together, an initiative inspired by the late Jo Cox which brings people together to celebrate what they have in common. Bring a cake and a cuppa and enjoy making a new friend from another faith! Sign up at the link here
An Introduction to Working with Religious Diversity: 15th July, 10.30 – 12.3opm
An interactive workshop on improving our confidence in discussing and responding to the religion and belief of those we work with. The cost of this workshop is £25. Sign up at the link here
Annual Networking Seminar for Local Interfaith Groups: 19th August, time tbc
The annual networking seminar is an opportunity for members of local interfaith groups to come together and share good practice. If you are a member of a local interfaith group you can sign up to attend by emailing Frances at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advantage is invisible – understanding unintentional discrimination, 3rd August, 10.30 – 12.30pm
An interactive workshop exploring why discrimination is common even when our intentions are to work fairly with all staff and service users. The cost of this workshop is £25. Sign up to attend at the link here
Intention versus impact – exploring challenges around group labels and unintended offence, 25th August, 1.30 – 3.30pm
An interactive workshop exploring the terminology used to describe groups of people and how we can respond when unintended offence is caused. The cost of the workshop is £25. Sign up at the link here
Debiasing our systems, debiasing ourselves – an introduction to tackling unconscious bias, 14th September, 10.30 – 1pm
An interactive course exploring the evidence of unconscious bias and methods for reducing its impact on our decisions, behaviour and processes. The cost of the course is £25. Sign up at the link here
Message from Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland for faith communities and local interfaith groups
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Snippet from Dr.Nigel Dower at our last #FacebookLive . Watch next episode The Climate Crisis: Beyond The Economy on 19 May at 2pm with Ruth Harvey from @ScotClimateCA , @SreevasS from @StrathBusiness and @SallyFosterFul1 from @christianaidsco https://t.co/WukYlJoaa8
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Having designated this year as our Interfaith Year of Climate Action we are delighted to be co-hosting this important event with @InterfaithGlasg. Come and explore how your community can engage with COP26 - together we can make a difference 🌍 https://t.co/WNBaPrRYTb