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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

Glasgow Multi-Faith Declaration for COP26

Scottish and UK religious leaders have 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. Read in detail.

Upcoming events

Scottish Interfaith Week

Scottish Interfaith week 2021 is taking place from Sunday 31st October to Sunday 7th November. 50 events have been listed on our Scottish Interfaith Week website and you can find the online programme at https://scottishinterfaithweek.org/programme-2021Β 

 

October 2021

The Climate: A Moral and Spiritual Crisis

Our Director Dr Maureen Sier will be speaking at the Sion Centre’s event about faith and the climate. For a Zoom link please contact: sioncentrefordialogue@gmail.com

πŸ“Œ Wednesday 27th October, 2pm – 3.30pm

 

Online Film Screening: Thank You For the Rain

Interfaith Scotland has teamed up with Take One Action for an online screening of Thank You For The Rain, followed by an online dialogue on the issues raised in the film.

Book your ticket for the film

πŸ“Œ Friday 29th October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

 

COP26 Vigil

You are invited to the COP26 Vigil in George Square, Glasgow on Sunday 31st October! Mark the start of COP26 and Scottish Interfaith Week by uniting with people of all faiths and none for Climate Justice.

Senior religious leaders will read the Glasgow Multi-Faith Declaration for COP26 and lead prayers from a diversity of religious traditions. All participants – whether joining in person or online – are invited to pray or hold in their thoughts the COP26 negotiators.

We are partnering with Interfaith Glasgow and the Scottish Religious Leaders Forum for the Vigil.

Sign up on Eventbrite

πŸ“Œ Sunday 31st October, 2pm – 3pm

 

November 2021

Creative Writing and Conversation for Women

Through creative writing and conversation, we will explore our own personal and spiritual connections with the world around us. Please note: This event is for women only. To book your place,Β fill out the Zoom registration form.

πŸ“Œ Monday 1st November, 7pm – 8.30pm

 

Journeys of Faith through Creativity and Conversation

An in-person gathering for women of all beliefs and cultures exploring journeys of faith and belief through creativity and conversation. Hosted by Interfaith Scotland and The Welcoming, an Edinburgh-based charity which supports refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

This event is by invitation only.

πŸ“Œ Tuesday 2nd November, 12pm – 2pm

 

Beyond Climate Crisis: Beyond Nations

Interfaith Scotland is hosting a series of Facebook live panel discussions called the Beyond Climate Crisis series. Our November event will look at ‘Beyond Climate: Beyond Nations’.

πŸ“Œ Wednesday 3rd November, 2 – 3pm

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

Join us on Twitter

Join ICNY,
@InterfaithGlasg, and @InterfaithScot
for a multifaith vigil to express our shared love for life on earth, and shared hope that COP26 delegates will commit to the actions required to save it!

Join the live stream at https://t.co/fAn9Flru1z from 10-11 AM ET on 10/31. https://t.co/EsaDa2cTFx
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β€œI’ll be joining the #COP26Vigil via livestream because, as a youth advocate for climate justice & even as an atheist, I believe it’s important to set a united tone so that together we can stand up to our world leaders & fight for a fossil-fuel-free world.” - Ella @Re_EarthOrg https://t.co/RueMp8t5S3 InterfaithScot photo
β€œI'll be attending the #COP26Vigil because, having worked in Northern Ireland for many years, I've seen what communities can achieve when they put aside differences & come together with a common purpose.” - Professor Sir George Bain

Join us - https://t.co/nE3i6CDE3B

@QUBelfast https://t.co/lgdxvP51H4
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β€œI am going to the #COP26Vigil because alongside many people of my faith and others, we shall be expressing our common concern for our common home & praying that the world's leaders will listen & act." Lord Jim Wallace, Moderator @churchscotland

Join us - https://t.co/nE3i6CVfsb https://t.co/40reS8ycXI
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The #COP26 Vigil marks the starts of the UN Climate Conference and #ScottishInterfaithWeek by uniting with people of all faiths and none for #ClimateJustice 🌏

Glasgow George Square - Sunday 31st of October at 2pm!

@InterfaithGlasg
@InterfaithScot

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