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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

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

Scotland’s Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony 2021

Scotland’s Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) Ceremony 2021 will be like no other. We are for the first time in the history of HMD, organising a fully virtual ceremony aimed at Scottish secondary school pupils.

The ceremony will be premiered online at 2pm on 27 January 2021.

Find out more

 

World Interfaith Harmony Week: Interfaith Buddies Event

As part of World Interfaith Harmony Week we are hosting an Interfaith Buddies event. The event provides an opportunity for you to connect with someone from a faith tradition or non-religious belief other than your own, on a one-to-one basis, to find out more about each other’s faith or belief. There will also be speakers from different faiths on ‘Connecting through Conversation’. 

The event is taking place on 3rd February from 7 – 8.30pm on Zoom. To sign up please fill in the Google form at https://bit.ly/3qePOnH

Scottish Interfaith Week 2020 : 8th – 15th November

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 was an online festival on the theme is ‘Connecting’.

A programme of over 60 events can be found at: SIFW Programme 2020

A number of events throughout the week have been uploaded onto YouTube, with links available to view on the News section of the Scottish Interfaith Week Website.

Missed Scottish Interfaith Week? Watch it again

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5 months ago
Continuing to stand in solidarity - no place in Scotland for such hate https://t.co/q0JCnhLLxM
5 months 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
6 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
6 months ago
Find out why Tisha B'Av is considered the saddest day in the Jewish calendar.
https://t.co/4pWxmn0jpn
6 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
6 months ago
Read about the festival CHOKOR, one of the four major Tibetan Bhuddist holidays. https://t.co/hCiIQ8XyY0

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Interfaith Scotland2 days ago
Teachers! 📣 Resources and links are now live on our website for Scotland’s #HolocaustMemorialDay Ceremony (27/01, 2pm). Viewing advisory ages 14+.

Find out more ➡️ interfaithscotland.org/holocaust-memorial-day-2021

(📷 Photo from HMD 2020)

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Interfaith Scotland2 days ago
"Remembrance is very important and it gives me hope in the future knowing that these young people are taking it on board and they are trying to do something about it."

To hear more of Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich’s story, join us for Scotland’s Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony on Wednesday 27th January at 2pm.

We invite parents, carers and family members to watch alongside their young people. This ceremony is aimed at ages 14+.

For more information ➡️ interfaithscotland.org/holocaust-memorial-day-2021
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Interfaith Scotland3 days ago
STATEMENT OF FAITH LEADERS IN SCOTLAND
IN SUPPORT OF COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME

We faith leaders in Scotland understand the difficulty that our communities are facing during this pandemic. We urge all faith communities to take measures that will ensure their safety and the safety of others. Furthermore, we support the Covid-19 vaccination programme across the community and we encourage people to be vaccinated so that they keep themselves and their neighbours safe.

Bishop Hugh Gilbert, President of the Bishops Conference of Scotland
Rev Dr George Whyte, Principal Clerk, the Church of Scotland
Imam Hassan Rabbani, Imam of Zia-Ul-Quran Mosque, Muslim Chaplain at Heriot-Watt University, Chair of Scottish Muslim Forum
Imam Sayed Razawi, Chief Imam - Director General | Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society
Dr Muhammad Rafiq Habib, Convenor, Muslim Council of Scotland
Rabbi Moshe Rubin, Giffnock & Newlands Hebrew Congregation, Senior Rabbi Of Scotland
Most Reverend Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness; Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
Ravinder Kaur Nijjar, Advisor Sikhs in Scotland and Chair of Religions for Peace UK Women of Faith Network
Rev Dr Fred Drummond, National Director, Evangelical Alliance Scotland
Rabbi David Rose, Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation
Allan Forsyth, Baha'i Office of Public Affairs (Scotland)
Isadora Quay, Baha'i Office of Public Affairs (Scotland)
Acharya Ji, Priest of Hindu Mandir Glasgow
Madhu Jain, Hindu Mandir Glasgow
The Revd Mark Slaney, Chair Scotland District & Shetland District, The Methodist Church in Scotland
Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling Buddhist Centre
Revd Paul Whittle, Moderator of The United Reformed Church National Synod of Scotland
Shaykh Sohaib Saeed, Al-Furqan Mosque
Interfaith Scotland
Interfaith Scotland4 days ago
Just two days to go until the #TPNW comes into legal force, meaning nuclear weapons will become illegal under international law! 🎉

Nuclear weapons threaten to destroy the lives and planet which our faiths celebrate, so this will be a monumental day for us all!