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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

Upcoming events

June 2021

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)

 

July 2021

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)

 

August 2021

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 frances@interfaithscotland.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)

 

September 2021

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)

 

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.

📌 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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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 InterfaithScot photo
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As we come out of the pandemic so critical to really explore mental and physical well-being at work - thank you ⁦ @theweeretreat#wellbeing #mentalhealth https://t.co/9D9OTQbRc2 InterfaithScot photo
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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
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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
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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
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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

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Join us to celebrate 'Thank You Day' on Sunday 4th July at 4pm on Zoom. Thank You Day is a UK initiative that is inviting communities to get together to say Thank You to everyone who has helped us throughout the pandemic. At our event we will give thanks for all the work undertaken by faith communities and interfaith groups to support their communities during the pandemic. To register fill in the Google form at https://tinyurl.com/IFSThankYouDay
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Interfaith Scotland2 days ago
Join us in Remembering Srebrenica at a memorial on Thursday 8th July (7pm on Zoom).

The memorial will involve the Scottish launch of ‘Voices from Srebrenica’. With guest speakers: Hasan Hasanovic (Head of the Oral History Project at Srebrenica Memorial Center), Ann Petrila (Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, Colorado) and Robert McNeil MBE (Forensic Specialist and Ambassador for Remembering Srebrenica).

Contact maureen@interfaithscotland.org for Zoom details.
Interfaith Scotland
Interfaith Scotland3 days ago
We love these new posters for Scottish Interfaith Week! 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! ⬇
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Interfaith Scotland3 days ago
Join us tomorrow - 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.

📌 Tuesday 22nd June, 4.30pm to 6pm (Zoom)

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