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.
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
Mental Health, Older People and Faith Communities
We are partnering with Faith in Older People at their final seminar of the Mental Health Series. Our board members Rita Docherty, Nicola Maule, and Robin Downie have been invited to take part in the panel discussion, to explore the mental health challenges from the perspectives of different faiths. Sign up here.
📌 Tuesday 22nd June, 4.30pm to 6pm (Zoom)
Prayers for Peace in the Holy Land
In a land considered Holy by four Abrahamic Faiths (Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Baha’i) we feel the pain of all those suffering and wish earnestly for peace. Please join us to pray, witness together and demonstrate that our hearts are longing for peace in the Holy Land. Interfaith Scotland and the Catholic Bishops Committee for Inter-Religious Dialogue
📌 Wednesday 23rd June, 6.30pm (Zoom)
Rebuilding Lives: Remembering Srebrenica Memorial (Scotland)
Join us in Remembering Srebrenica at a memorial on Thursday 8th July. The memorial will involve the Scottish launch of ‘Voices from Srebrenica’ by Hasan Hasanovic and Ann Petrila. We will also be joined by renowned guest speaker Robert McNeil MBE (Forensic Specialist and Ambassador for Remembering Srebrenica).
📌 Thursday 8th July, 7pm (Zoom)
An Introduction to Working with Religious Diversity
An interactive workshop on improving our confidence in discussing and responding to the religion and belief of those we work with. The cost of this workshop is £25. Sign up here.
📌 Thursday 15th July, 10.30am – 12.30pm (Zoom)
Advantage is invisible – understanding unintentional discrimination
An interactive workshop exploring why discrimination is common even when our intentions are to work fairly with all staff and service users. The cost of this workshop is £25. Sign up here.
📌 Tuesday 3rd August, 10.30am – 12.30pm (Zoom)
Annual Networking Seminar for Local Interfaith Groups
The annual networking seminar is an opportunity for members of local interfaith groups to come together and share good practice. If you are a member of a local interfaith group you can sign up to attend by emailing Frances at firstname.lastname@example.org
📌 Thursday 19th August, time tbc (Zoom)
Intention versus impact – exploring challenges around group labels and unintended offence
An interactive workshop exploring the terminology used to describe groups of people and how we can respond when unintended offence is caused. The cost of the workshop is £25. Sign up here.
📌 Wednesday 25th August, 1.30pm – 3.30pm (Zoom)
Debiasing our systems, debiasing ourselves – an introduction to tackling unconscious bias
An interactive course exploring the evidence of unconscious bias and methods for reducing its impact on our decisions, behaviour and processes. The cost of the course is £25. Sign up here
📌 Tuesday 14th September, 10.30am – 1pm (Zoom)
Scottish Interfaith Week
Scottish Interfaith week 2021 is now taking event submissions. To coincide with COP26, the week will begin on Sunday 31 October. Please visit www.scottishinterfaithweek.org to register your event, get more information and take part.
📌 Sunday 31st October – Sunday 7th November
Message from Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland for faith communities and local interfaith groups
Join us on Twitter
Join us on #ThankYouDay to celebrate the work of faith communities and interfaith groups supporting others during the pandemic and planting trees in the World Interfaith Harmony Grove. Sign up for our Zoom event at https://t.co/HTHWXO8L6j @VMO2News @nbrly @treesforlifeuk https://t.co/jAWCndiInV
Join us in #RememberingSrebrenica at our memorial on July 8th (7pm GMT on Zoom). Including Scottish launch of ‘Voices from Srebrenica’ and guest speakers @srebrenicahasan, Ann Petrila and @robtmcneil.
Contact maureen @interfaithscotland.org for Zoom details. https://t.co/BtOZO0smh8
You can now watch back as i shared my insights and stories on how @Sikh_Sanjog ha transformed the lives of Sikh women in Edinburgh, what makes us Scottish and what we are thankful for our parents @InterfaithScot
We love these new posters for #ScottishInterfaithWeek! Why not download them from the Scottish Interfaith Week website and display them in your place of worship or local community centre? Let's spread the word about #SIFW2021! ⬇ https://t.co/4XRG0YSF3h
Check out our new posters for #ScottishInterfaithWeek (in four styles)! You can share them online or print them out and display them in your place of worship, local community centre or store. Download the posters from our website ➡️ https://t.co/fdPDHxsZ8H https://t.co/PmgzBvd6Xh