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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

Screening of “Quo Vadis, Aida” plus Q&A

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

 

Annual Networking Seminar for local interfaith groups

An opportunity for members of local interfaith groups throughout Scotland to network with one another and share good practice. Invitation only.

📌 Monday 15th August, (time TBC) at Interfaith Scotland Dialogue Centre

Training

Upcoming public training courses

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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Great to explore the importance of Interfaith Dialogue in the promotion and protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief with diverse panel ⁦ @FoRBForAll⁩ ⁦ @HMD_UK⁩ ⁦ @MuslimScot#endthepersecution https://t.co/YdfLAtrCqU InterfaithScot photo
Importance of education and religious and digital literacy - wise words from the US Representative when addressing diverse freedoms and human rights ⁦ @FoRBForAll⁩ ⁦ @churchscotland⁩ ⁦ @UN_HRC⁩ ⁦ @ChristinaSNPhttps://t.co/uye6j4rvGj InterfaithScot photo
Highlighting the UN Declaration of Human Rights and it’s central right to freedom of religion or belief ⁦ @BahaiBIC⁩ ⁦ @FoRBForAllhttps://t.co/TCSjnQlF3a InterfaithScot photo
Powerful panel discussion on what happens when religion or belief is not respected - it can ultimately lead to genocide ⁦ @FoRBForAll⁩ ⁦ @ScotHumanRights⁩ ⁦ @UN_HRChttps://t.co/XMg9yT2MPK InterfaithScot photo
Multifaith voices for Freedom of Religion or Belief ⁦ @FoRBForAllhttps://t.co/nhEH2i8ojZ InterfaithScot photo

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Want to know more about Scottish Interfaith Week 2022? Check out their newsletter and hear all about this years theme!

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This week in London will be the International Ministerial on Freedom of Religion or Belief, hosted by Fiona Bruce the UK special envoy. There will

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