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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.

Events

Upcoming events

Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

For over 10 years Interfaith Scotland has hosted the National Holocaust Memorial event for Scotland. This year we are instead holding a smaller, more intimate and participative commemorative event. We are delighted to host a Covid-appropriate, in-person commemoration at the Interfaith Scotland Dialogue Centre (Flemington House, Flemington Street, Glasgow). You can also join us online.

📌 Thursday 27th January, 6.30pm

 

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2022

Interfaith Scotland is planning two events to celebrate the week which takes place from 1st – 7th February.

Protection of Mother Earth through Mindfulness and Prayer

Interfaith Scotland is hosting an online webinar in partnership with Mindfulness for Earth and Faith for Earth. Speakers from different faiths will share what mindfulness and prayer means to them in the context of protecting the environment. To book your place email contact@mindfulness4earth.org

📌 Tuesday 1st February, 12.30 – 2.45pm (online)

Pilgrimage to Places of Worship

Interfaith Scotland is hosting a pilgrimage to places of worship in the West End of Glasgow on the theme of ‘Stories of Hope from Women of Faith’. The event is open to all and details of how to book will be made available in the New Year.

📌 Thursday 3rd February, 11am – 4pm (in person)

Recent events

Scottish Interfaith Week

Scottish Interfaith week 2021 took place from Sunday 31st October to Sunday 7th November.

Over 70 events were held for Scottish Interfaith Week.

View programme

 

COP26 Vigil

The COP26 Vigil was held in George Square, Glasgow on Sunday 31st October. We marked the start of COP26 and Scottish Interfaith Week by uniting with people of all faiths and none for Climate Justice.

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

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

Watch the Vigil below.

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

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What happens when older people in faith communities give their time? A new piece of year-long Scotland-wide research by @fiop_scotland & Simon Jaquet Consultancy is about to look for the answers to this question. For more info: simon @simonjaquet.com

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Offering a faithful welcome to those seeking sanctuary is a core value of faith communities. Join us for free workshops, 1-1 support, funding and advice as part of our #FaithfulWelcome project with @FiCScotland over the next 9 months!🧡
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Deeply saddened to see another attack on a place of worship. Our thoughts go out to the Jewish community in Texas & around the world. Hate crimes affect not only those attacked but entire communities. We must call out hate such as anti-Semitism & Islamophobia when we witness it.
We are delighting to be hosting an online event for #WorldInterfaithHarmonyWeek @wihw on Tuesday 1st February in partnership with Mindfulness for Earth and @UNEPFaith4Earth. Registration is open at - contact @mindfulness4earth.org https://t.co/B2BfyRygzE InterfaithScot photo
Please join us as Scotland joins together to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. Programme by EIFA on behalf of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. @HMD_UK @hmd2022 @lighthedarkness @chiefrabbi @alexgoldberg_eu @MosheLeibSol @Aegis_Trust

Register at https://t.co/dD6QPjZOR7

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Amina Muslim Women's Resource Centre are holding a candlelight vigil to commemorate the victims of honour-based killings to mark the end of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.

Come join us on Friday 10th December (6pm-7pm) at Bowling Green Pollokshields.

Register ➡ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/say-her-name-tickets-215683002667?fbclid=IwAR2y35MmNR_-RuAPi6QOTGvKD7MZr5_TvXUab4kBmAiJewBzjPPbUM0kgEs

The Official 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign
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*Holocaust Memorial Day 2022*

For over 10 years Interfaith Scotland has hosted the National Holocaust Memorial event for Scotland. This year we are instead holding a smaller, more intimate and participative commemorative event.

We are delighted to host a Covid-appropriate, in-person commemoration at the Interfaith Scotland Dialogue Centre (Flemington House, Flemington Street, Glasgow) on Thursday 27th January, 6.30pm. You can also join us online.

In person: Register on Eventbrite ➡ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holocaust-memorial-day-2022-tickets-219852684297
Online: Register for Zoom link ➡ tinyurl.com/HMD2022Online
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Interfaith Scotland2 months ago
With holiday season coming up, we thought you might be interested in purchasing a tree or trees in our World Interfaith Harmony Grove as presents for relatives and friends. We would like to offer the opportunity to obtain a free certificate to accompany your gift. This would be in electronic form and can be sent to you as a picture (PDF or jpeg), a GIF or a video like the one below.
You can purchase a tree or trees for any special occasion. Just send the name of the person you are buying for on their behalf, the occasion and the number of trees you have purchased to Frances Hume at frances@interfaithscotland.org
You can purchase the tree here: https://treesforlife.org.uk/groves/g8922/
Interfaith Scotland
Interfaith Scotland2 months ago
With holiday season coming up, we thought you might be interested in purchasing a tree or trees in our World Interfaith Harmony Grove as presents for relatives and friends. We would like to offer the opportunity to obtain a free certificate to accompany your gift. This would be in electronic form and can be sent to you as a picture (PDF or jpeg), a GIF or a video like the one below.

You can purchase a tree or trees for any special occasion. Just send the name of the person you are buying for on their behalf, the occasion and the number of trees you have purchased to Frances Hume at frances@interfaithscotland.org

You can purchase the tree here: https://treesforlife.org.uk/groves/g8922/

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