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.
Faces of Faith Exhibition: Tour and Talk
Interfaith Scotland’s beautiful Faces of Faith Exhibition will be available to view at the Grain Exchange in Ayr from 19th September – 1st October. We will be hosting a special event on Tuesday 26th September with an opportunity to view the exhibition, listen to talks by some of the people featured in the exhibition, and enjoy refreshments and conversation with others attending the event.
📌 Tuesday 26th September, 5.30 – 6.45pm, Grain Exchange, 77- 81 High Street, Ayr
The Gift of Age
Exploring the contribution of older people to Faith Communities.
You are warmly invited to a round-table presentation and discussion based on the Gift of Age report.
📌 Wednesday 27th September, 10am – 12.30pm (Interfaith Scotland’s Dialogue Centre, 110 Flemington Street, Glasgow G21 4BF)
National Interfaith Youth Advisory Board Meeting
The next meeting of the National Interfaith Youth Advisory Board will take place at our office on 3oth September. This event is by invitation only for members of the youth board.
📌 Saturday 30th September, 11am – 1pm (Interfaith Scotland, 110 Flemington Street, Glasgow)
Annual Interfaith Lecture and AGM
Our annual Interfaith lecture will be delivered by Zara Mohammed on the theme of ‘Leadership for Peaceful Co-Existence’. Zara is Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain and is the first woman and the youngest person to serve in this leadership role. The lecture will be followed by Interfaith Scotland’s AGM.
📌 Wednesday 11th October, 6-8.30pm (Interfaith Scotland’s Dialogue Centre, 110 Flemington Street, Glasgow)
Interfaith Interactions Online Dialogue Series
Our online dialogue series featuring speakers from different faiths and beliefs presenting on a theme, followed by dialogue in small groups. To mark the Week of Prayer for World Peace our next Interfaith Interactions event will be on the theme of ‘Prayer’.
📌 Monday 16th October, 7 – 8.15pm on Zoom
Tackling Loneliness in our Communities
This online conference is being held to highlight the issue of loneliness by discussing the Scottish Government Policy on Loneliness; the action that faith communities do and can take to tackle loneliness and to explore proposals for the future. Read the government’s updated strategy.
We know that faith communities play a significant role in supporting people who feel lonely and isolated, so it is important we take this opportunity to consider the issues and differing roles.
📌 Wednesday 15th November, 4.30-6pm (Online)
Scottish Interfaith Week 2023
Striving for change on our own is an insurmountable challenge. Striving for change together is when we can have the biggest impact.
The theme for this year’s Scottish Interfaith Week is ‘Community’. Through building sustainable communities, we can create a collective voice for change.
We are inviting people across Scotland to open their doors and organise meals, workshops, coffee mornings, family fun days, concerts, gatherings and more to celebrate community during Scottish Interfaith Week.
Find out more at www.scottishinterfaithweek.org
📌 Sunday 12th – Sunday 19th November 2023
Launch of Scottish Interfaith Week
Celebrating Scottish Interfaith Week and the 30th Anniversary of the Aberdeen Interfaith Group.
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📌 Monday 13th November, 5.30 – 7.30pm, Aberdeen Town House
Public Training Courses
More training courses coming soon in 2023.
Interfaith Creative Projects
Faces of Faith Exhibition
This exhibition is a showcase of Scotland’s diverse religious and cultural communities.
Through the stories of sixteen people, we explore the joys, challenges, and complexities of living as a person of faith in Scotland, and the impact these communities have on a local, national, and international level.
View the exhibition on the Scottish Interfaith Week website.
We worked with the Scottish Poetry Library to create a beautiful anthology of 40 poems written by poets of all faiths and beliefs.
The poets shared insights into what gave them support and inspiration during the pandemic such as nature, faith and culture. You can read more here.
The poetry book is available to purchase from Interfaith Scotland for £4.99. Please email email@example.com to request a copy.
You can also buy a copy via the Scottish Poetry Library website at the link here