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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.

Queen Elizabeth, 1926-2022

The Board of Trustees and Staff of Interfaith Scotland convey their deep sadness on the news of HRH The Queen’s death. Queen Elizabeth is admired around the world for her sense of duty and example of tireless service. Her commitment to her faith and her support for good interfaith relations has been a tremendous encouragement to all of us.

She will be sadly missed and our deep condolences are offered to the members of the Royal Family.

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

Events

Upcoming events

Scottish Interfaith Week

Scottish Interfaith Week is a community-led festival held across Scotland every November to celebrate the nation’s religious and cultural diversity

The theme this year is Storytelling, to tie in with Scotland’s Year Of Stories.

We will be hosting several events for the festival. More information to come!

📌 Sunday 13th – Sunday 20th November 2022

 

Hate Crime Focus Groups

Our Director Maureen will be organising hate crime focus groups, or individual consultations, in the coming months.

For further information, please email maureen@interfaithscotland.org

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

Training

Upcoming public training courses

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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Glasgow Hunterian Museum, Glasgow University Chapel, Curtin University bring the Child Artists of Carrolup exhibition to the Chapel. The stolen generation story of racism through the art of children. So powerful! ⁦ @hunterian⁩ ⁦ @WhatsOnGlasgow⁩ ⁦ @UofGlasgowhttps://t.co/IFFCYvWL3i InterfaithScot photo
G'mar chatima tova. Sending warm wishes to our friends on Yom Kippur.

This is the holiest day of the year in Judaism and its central themes are atonement and repentance.

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Next week is National Hate Crime Awareness Week (8-15 October).

To learn more about how organisations support victims of hate crime, check out @NationalHCAW website ⤵️

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