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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

Information and upcoming events appear below.

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.

Hate Crime & Public Order (Scotland) Bill: for information on the Bill please go to Scottish Government Website.

10th June

Religious Leaders’ of Scotland Forum meeting during COVID-19

Interfaith Scotland is hosting a meeting with the Religious leaders of  Scotland. This is a private, invite-only meeting.

29th June, 10.30 – 11.30am

Meeting with Faith Communities and Local Interfaith Groups

Email jamie@interfaithscotland.org if you are interested in attending this meeting.

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. Find out more on the Scottish Interfaith Week website

 

Director’s Message during COVID-19

 

During these challenging times, Dr.Maureen Sier, Director of Interfaith Scotland speaks about the work being done across communities in Scotland.

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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Joyous wishes on #Shavout to all our friends in the Jewish community. #festivals Learn something new hear on this holiday. https://t.co/bTVFb2RGC9
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Today marks the day of the Ascension of the Baha'u'llah for our friends in the Baha'i community. Learn more about his teachings here. #festivals
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Interfaith Scotland fully supports Mental Health Awareness Week. Hearing so many stories of people struggling - your theme of kindness resonates with all people whether they have a faith or not. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthMatters #COVID19 https://t.co/tt5qzEplqp InterfaithScot photo

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It's World Environment Day on 5th June. Here is the Edinburgh Interfaith Association's interview with Bill Crooks as a part of their weekly Spotlight on Faith events.
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How can meditation help us cope? Watch the full interview here! https://youtu.be/x3yRaZeXwDQ Bill is the founder of the Interfaith environment group Earth Holders, is ordained in the Thich Nhat Hanh school of Zen Buddhism, and is a member of Extinction Rebellion. In this enlightenting interview, Bill and Iain discuss how Buddhist practices can help us all during the Pandemic, how meditation has adapted, and the challenges of maintaining community and meditating over zoom! Join us next week where we share Bill's interview on the environment, for World Environment Day. #stayhomestaysafe #NETCoronaVirusAppeal #CoronaVirus #ResponseFund #RRR Foundation Scotland
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A little bit of redemption in a sea of madness. I heard a phrase today that justice is what love looks like in public (Cornel West). Praying for systemic change and a change of heart to eradicate racism wherever it is found. Let us keep working together in whatever circumstances we find ourselves in for greater love, understanding, acceptance and inclusivity. The world can and should break our hearts but never our spirits.
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Wishing our Christian friends a blessed Pentecost Sunday. This song comes from Taizé, an ecumenical Christian community in France visited by young adults from all over the world. Veni Sanctus Spiritus is Latin for ‘Come Holy Spirit’.
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Veni Sancte Spiritus (virtual choir) 54 young people from 40 different countries sing together "Veni Sancte Spiritus" from their homes. Thank you everyone, specially the coordination team: Samuel Stöckli (Edit) and Sandro Gerber (Audio)