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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.

Interfaith Scotland is a charity and we appreciate all donations, big or small.



Information and Events

Covid19: During the Covid19 crisis 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.

Please follow the link for up to date information on the re-opening of Places of Worship in Scotland

Annual Interfaith Lecture and AGM of Interfaith scotland

14 September 2020: 4 pm

 

The Annual Interfaith Lecture 2020 was delivered by Professor Jason Leitch CBE on the topic

 ‘Science and Religion: my personal approach to the Pandemic’. 

Professor Jason has worked for the Scottish Government since 2007 and in January 2015 was appointed as The National Clinical Director in the Health and Social Care Directorate. He is a Scottish Government Director and a member of the Health and Social Care Management Board. He is one of the senior team responsible for the NHS in Scotland.He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Dundee. He has a doctorate from the University of Glasgow, an MPH from Harvard and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.  He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Professor Leitch has been a familiar and reassuring voice throughout the pandemic.

The annual lecture was followed by the AGM of Interfaith Scotland. Please click on the video to see a recording of the lecture and the Q&A session. 

8th – 15th November

Scottish Interfaith Week 2020 

Scottish Interfaith Week provides an opportunity for individuals, local interfaith groups, faith communities, organisations and educational establishments across the country to plan events that bring local people together to promote dialogue, understanding and co-operation between Scotland’s diverse faith and belief communities. This year Scottish Interfaith Week will be an online festival. Find out more on the Scottish Interfaith Week website

 

Interfaith Scotland – Scottish Interfaith Week

 

The Director of Interfaith Scotland talks about Scottish Interfaith Week and the theme of ‘Connecting’.

Free one on one support during COVID-19

Interfaith Scotland offers free one on one coaching sessions by Jamie Spurway and spiritual accompaniment by Frances Hume to those interested via zoom, phone or other platforms, in this time of social distancing. Please email them to set up the meetings.

Coaching sessions: jamie@interfaithscotland.org

Spiritual accompaniment : frances@interfaithscotland.org

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1 month ago
Continuing to stand in solidarity - no place in Scotland for such hate https://t.co/q0JCnhLLxM
1 month ago
Here is the link to the faith in Action event that we collaborated on with @EdinInterfaith and the Edinburgh Coexistence Initiative to look at the Future of Faith with Young People.
https://t.co/KqDFiOtLsG
2 months ago
Learn how Eid ul-Adha is celebrated and how the easing up of lockdown restrictions changes the celebration. #Festivals #Celebrations https://t.co/cgARrhx37N
2 months ago
Find out why Tisha B'Av is considered the saddest day in the Jewish calendar.
https://t.co/4pWxmn0jpn
2 months ago
Our #equality and #diversity training courses are back!
Fresh outta lockdown! (Tho still held on Zoom..)

Join our trainer @JamieSpurway to learn about:
Interpreting Culture, 13 Aug
Religious Diversity, 9 Sep
3 mottos for ED&I, 29 Sep

https://t.co/kqde52ZJ6s
2 months ago
Read about the festival CHOKOR, one of the four major Tibetan Bhuddist holidays. https://t.co/hCiIQ8XyY0

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Have Your Voice Heard by Decision Makers in Scotland!

Are you under 25?
Are you willing to share your views on the issues that impact Scotland's young people?

Interfaith Scotland & the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) are teaming up to document your views on the important issues facing young people in Scotland. Have your say on topics such as...
• The government's response to homelessness
• The protection of young people from seldom heard groups
• Equal pay
• The government's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

By sharing your views in this session, you will be contributing to the Scottish Youth Parliament's #FromScotlandsYoungPeople Manifesto, which will direct their policy and campaigns over the next 5 years. Read more about this here: http://ow.ly/zy7N50BEy5h

To sign up to this session fill in this Google form- http://ow.ly/6ype50BEy5i or sign-up at our Eventbrite page- http://ow.ly/YqYJ50BEy5j. For more info contact aparna@interfaithscotland.org
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Thinking of the Jewish Community at this sacred time
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Exciting opportunity for young people to learn about different faiths and beliefs! Deadline is this Thursday for teachers to send in questions from primary and secondary school pupils ✉️
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Privilege for Interfaith Scotland to help out at Glasgow Students residence . The Chaplaincy, Accommodation Services, Living Support and people from diverse faiths all doing what they can to support isolating students. What a way to start Uni - Glasgow University trying its best in difficult circumstances @UofGliving Glasgow University