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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.

Announcement: Covid-19

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

National Interfaith Youth Board

We are looking for young people aged 18-30 from a range of faith and belief backgrounds to form our new youth board.

You will represent young people on a national level with opportunities to influence Scotland’s social and political future.

Click here for more information

Apply online: Google form

Events

Upcoming events

Poetry Writing Workshop with Alison Bell

We are organising a poetry writing workshop with creative writing tutor Alison Bell. This workshop will help our members to send in submissions for the poetry book ‘The Gift’.

📌 Wednesday 31st May, 7 – 8.30pm

 

Interfaith Family Picnic

We are hosting an Interfaith Family Picnic with Religions for Peace UK Women of Faith Network at The Hidden Gardens.

This picnic is an intergenerational celebration for the Queen’s Jubilee and Thank You Day!

📌 Sunday 5th June, 2.30 – 4.30pm

 

Interfaith Buddies

Interfaith Scotland will be hosting another Interfaith Buddies event on Zoom. Register below to make a new buddy and learn about other faiths and beliefs.

📌 Wednesday 8th June, 7-8.30pm

 

Envisioning the Future

We are hosting a dialogue event on ‘Envisioning the Future’ for Members and Associate Members of Interfaith Scotland only.

We have been undertaking a thorough review of our constitution to ensure that it is fit for purpose. We would like to update our Members and Associate Members on the proposed changes, and invite dialogue, discussion and input.

📌 Wednesday 22nd June, 6pm (online)

 

Women’s Interfaith Retreat – Fully Booked!

We will be hosting an interfaith retreat for women at the Centre for World Peace and Health on the island of Holy Isle off Arran. Read more information.

📌 Friday 5th August – Sunday 7th August 2022

Training

Upcoming public training courses

Working with People from Diverse Religious Backgrounds (Thursday 9th June, 1 – 4.30pm)

Advantage is invisible – understanding unintentional discrimination (Wednesday 6th July, 1.30 – 3.30pm)

Interpreting culture – improving cross-cultural communication (Thursday 11th August, 10am – 1pm)

Our lives are ruled by the stories we tell ourselves – how interpretation shapes interaction (Tuesday 13th September, 10am – 12pm)

Introduction to Working with Religious Diversity (Wednesday 26th October, 10.30am – 12.30pm)

Intention versus impact – exploring challenges around group labels and unintended offence (Tuesday 6th December, 1.30pm – 3.30pm)

Sign up for a public training course on Eventbrite

Glasgow Multi-Faith Declaration for COP26

Scottish and UK religious leaders signed a declaration calling on governments to take transformational climate action at COP26.

More than 50 religious leaders signed the Glasgow Multi-Faith Declaration which calls for those in power to put the 2015 Paris Agreement into effect.

Message from Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland for faith communities and local interfaith groups

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Happy Vesak Day to our Buddhist friends across the world!

Vesak celebrates the Buddha's birthday and, for some Buddhists, also marks his enlightenment and death. It is also called Buddha Day. https://t.co/l1Xeyx4Ub3
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We are looking for young people aged 18-30 to form our new interfaith youth board! ✨

You will represent young people on a national level with opportunities to influence Scotland’s social and political future.

Apply today ➡ https://t.co/NhZxQj2JwP https://t.co/tdY3KLMbAl
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