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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. Read in detail.

Upcoming events

September 2021

Inspired Faith Action for COP26

Join us for two webinars to get inspired for local climate action and to learn more about the needed outcomes of COP26.

Our Director Dr Maureen Sier will be speaking about the unique opportunities that COP26 presents – for faith communities to come together and raise their voices for the future of our planet!

πŸ“Œ Monday 27th September (Zoom)

 

Focus Group for Young People and Youth Leaders

The Scottish Government is seeking to engage young people in the production of a new National Youth Work Strategy that meets the needs of all of Scotland’s young people. Interfaith Scotland is inviting young people aged 11 – 25 of different faiths and beliefs and youth leaders who run youth groups in their faith communities to attend a focus group to hear your views on how the strategy meets the needs of young people of faith and belief. The google form registration can be found here-Β https://tinyurl.com/IFSfocusgroup2021. Contact aparna@interfaithscotland.org for further information.

πŸ“Œ Wednesday 29th September at 7pm (Zoom)

 

Annual Interfaith Lecture and AGM

Is the Climate Crisis a Human Rights issue? Jointly presented by: Budi Tjahjono, Asia-Pacific Programme Coordinator, Franciscans International (from Indonesia) and Fr Benedict Ayodi OFMCap, Outreach Officer, Franciscans International, (from Kenya). The Interfaith lecture will be followed by the Annual General Meeting. Sign up here.

πŸ“Œ Thursday 30th September, 7pm (Zoom)

 

October 2021

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.

πŸ“Œ Sunday 31st October – Sunday 7th November

 

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

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Inspired Action towards Cop webinar this morning was stunning - power in the calls for action - for those that missed out join us tonight @CommonGraceAus @SAFCEI @QuakerUNOffice @InterfaithGlasg @Oikoumene @BrahmaKumaris @greenfaithworld https://t.co/Jwn5MaHIuB
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We are co-hosting two webinars on Monday (27/09) with @InterfaithGlasg ahead of #COP26 🌍 Join us:
β€’ Register for morning webinar ➑ https://t.co/HRYjRBK823
β€’ Register for afternoon webinar ➑ https://t.co/FpiXBlFoSR https://t.co/eZZ44Abmhi
4 hours ago
With #COP26 coming up, we felt it was vital to hear from climate activists from the Global South at our AGM (30/09). We are delighted that Father Benedict Ayodi from Kenya & Budi Tjahjono from Indonesia will be our speakers 🌎 Sign up today ➑ https://t.co/vnluw2G4JW https://t.co/kFRfVaW8am InterfaithScot photo
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We are co-hosting two webinars on Monday (27/09) with @InterfaithGlasg ahead of #COP26 🌍 Join us:
β€’ Register for morning webinar ➑ https://t.co/HRYjRBK823
β€’ Register for afternoon webinar ➑ https://t.co/FpiXBlFoSR https://t.co/eZZ44Abmhi
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4 days ago
This webinar from @RiponCoS looks great. It will look at the problems with the Nationality and Borders Bill, why your faith group should care, and how you and your faith group can protest it. All members of all faith groups welcome! #RefugeesWelcome https://t.co/B2pA6riv3p
4 days ago
World Peace Through Inner Peace. Future of Faith returns 1pm with Edinburgh Coexistence & Dublin City Interfaith Youth discussing this key issue. https://t.co/wdNbQZ88xM
@Dub_Faith_Forum @InterfaithGlasg @InterfaithScot @LondonFaiths @UKInterFaith @interrelig_sco @ECTEdinburgh https://t.co/iew2zJBztI
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4 days ago
Senior Faith Leaders and Representatives from the UK and Scotland working together for the COP26 Glasgow Multi-Faith Declaration as we seek to tackle climate change. https://t.co/usNSrdVbKj

#TogetherForOurPlanet @InterfaithScot @churchmoderator @churchscotland @churchofengland

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Interfaith Scotland4 weeks ago
An exciting weekend with Aberdeen Hindu Temple Trust - AHTT for The Great Big Green Week! 🌍 There will be a movie screening, art competition and discussion forum. Find out more ‡
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Interfaith Scotland1 month ago
Exciting event coming up next week with Interfaith Glasgow! 'Practising in a Pandemic: Lay Empowerment during Covid-19'. Find out more ‡
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Interfaith Scotland2 months ago
Our Director Dr Maureen Sier was in Shetland this weekend to talk to people of all faiths about how they can make their voices heard in the upcoming climate change summit in Glasgow.

BBC Radio Shetland spoke to Maureen about faith communities and the climate, here's what Maureen said:

"Interfaith Scotland is really keen that faith communities are in on that conversation and are making strong commitments themselves to walk the talk. We've worked with local interfaith groups, Shetland Inter Faith being one of them. And the Religious Leaders Forum of Scotland wrote a very powerful statement of commitment saying that they themselves are calling governments and businesses to really do what they say they are going to do. And yes, I do think that island communities have a huge role to play."

You can listen to Maureen at 05.48 of the recording ➑ www.mixcloud.com/BBCShetland/good-evening-shetland-6-aug-21
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Interfaith Scotland2 months ago
Fantastic to see face to face gatherings and in such an important interfaith journey β™₯️

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