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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.

Interfaith Scotland in partnership with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland online engagement event 
 25th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide
Guest speaker, survivor and acclaimed author, Hasan Hasanovic
8 July 2020: 4 pm
 

Hasan was 19 when the town of Srebrenica fell to Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995. He endured a 100 kilometre march through hostile terrain to escape the massacre that took the lives of around 8000 Muslim men and boys, including his brother and father. 
‘I want to speak to people, and share my story because my heart speaks.  And now, finally someone is listening’
Contact admin@interfaithscotland.org to register and receive joining instructions or alternatively sign up with our Google form https://forms.gle/TztK3X8bEhiLxFEz6

29th June, 10.30 – 11.30am

Meeting with Faith Communities and Local Interfaith Groups

Interfaith Scotland is hosting a meeting for faith communities and local interfaith groups on 29 June. This is an opportunity for participants to share updates from their faith communities and local interfaith groups and to start a conversation about ways we might learn from the experience of lockdown in order to improve society and ‘build back better‘.  Please email jamie@interfaithscotland.org if you are able to attend the meeting and he will send you the zoom link.

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

 

Interfaith Scotland – Black Lives Matter

 

The Director of Interfaith Scotland talks about racism and Interfaith Scotland’s support towards the Black Lives Matter movement.

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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5 days ago
One of our former volunteers, Charandeep Singh has been recognised in the ‘UK Heroes in a Crisis' List by The Independent for setting up a Sikh Food Bank feeding 50,000 people during Covid-19. #SikhFoodBank #HappyList2020 https://t.co/rsWlkWqvZP
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Marie James, award winning producer talking about her first experience of #racism. #BlackLivesMatter #GreatGetTogether https://t.co/vUUu7m5zAN
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Powerful personal testimony of the huge impact of racism on award winning producer Marie James https://t.co/Djmc6hzx7f via @YouTube. #blacklivesmatter #BlackLivesMatterAustralia #BlackLivesMatternyc #greatgettogether
2 weeks ago
Powerful to hear the impact of being a delegate on this interfaith trip to Srebrenica. Jamie our Equalities & Training Officer - it’s the small acts of racism that can lead ultimately to genocide #screbrenica #interfaith #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/rG1sIbVB6m
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Just finished our talk and dialogue with Marie James and Jo Atkins-Potts on Racism for the Great Get Together. @great_together #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/WbpuhdUd2q InterfaithScot photo
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Just a day away! Sign up here - https://t.co/K2eRqfTscp to register for our The Great Get Together event on #BlackLivesMatter with guest speaker Marie James on Zoom. @great_together https://t.co/9FmgxPSsiU InterfaithScot photo

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you are warmly invited to our next public Dialogue event to be held on Wednesday 8th July at 4pm. Details of the event and registration can be found below - with kind regards Maureen

Interfaith Scotland in partnership with Remembering Srebrenica Scotland warmly invites you to an online engagement with survivor and acclaimed author Hasan Hasanovic, for the 25th Anniversary Commemoration of the massacre of over 8000 Muslim men and boys.

Hasan was 19 when the town of Srebrenica fell to Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995. He endured a 100 kilometre march through hostile terrain to escape the massacre that took the lives of around 8000 Muslim men and boys, including his brother and father.

‘I want to speak to people, and share my story because my heart speaks. And now, finally someone is listening’

Contact admin@interfaithscotland.org to register and receive joining instructions.

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Interfaith Scotland4 days ago
In these challenging times it is lovely to have a little 'Light' relief. George Clarke visits the Baha'i Temple in Chile and finds it inspiring #temple #inspiring #interfaith
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"Temple of Light" featured on Amazing Spaces, a show on Britain's Channel 4, hosted by the well-known architect, George Clarke. "I have to say, this temple matches the splendor of any of the world's greatest cathedrals."
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Interfaith Scotland5 days ago
*** GLASGOW HELPS! PLEASE SHARE WIDELY*** so people know about the support available to them!

Glasgow's diverse communities have been at the heart of our city's response to COVID-19. Faith groups, community groups, and charities have been working together to make sure help is there when it's needed.

Visit www.glasgowhelps.org to find organisations working in your local area who can help with food or shopping delivery, hot meals and food parcels, reducing social isolation, pharmacy pick up, social care support, and much more!

Helpline on 0141 345 0543
Open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

Or text on 07451 289255

To speak to a bi-lingual call handler, text the name of your preferred language and they will call you back. Languages available: Urdu, Punjabi, Cantonese, Polish, Arabic, Lithuanian, Czech, and Slovak.

We would love this video to reach as many people as possible so they know the range of help available across Glasgow!

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector - GCVS #WellbeingFund #GlasgowHelps
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*** GLASGOW HELPS! PLEASE SHARE WIDELY*** so people know about the support available to them! Glasgow's diverse communities have been at the heart of our city's response to COVID-19. Faith groups, community groups, and charities have been working together to make sure help is there when it's needed. Visit www.glasgowhelps.org to find organisations working in your local area who can help with food or shopping delivery, hot meals and food parcels, reducing social isolation, pharmacy pick up, social care support, and much more! Helpline on 0141 345 0543 Open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday Or text on 07451 289255 To speak to a bi-lingual call handler, text the name of your preferred language and they will call you back. Languages available: Urdu, Punjabi, Cantonese, Polish, Arabic, Lithuanian, Czech, and Slovak. We would love this video to reach as many people as possible so they know the range of help available across Glasgow! Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector - GCVS #WellbeingFund #GlasgowHelps
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Interfaith Scotland1 week ago
Please listen to Marie James talk of her experiences of racism in the UK. It is very powerful and demonstrates that the small acts of racism have such a hugely damaging impact on individuals. This is a must listen to video! #blacklivesmatter #greatgettogether

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnjo2_fpp_Q&t=46s
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Marie James, Award Winning producer shares her personal story of experiencing racism
Marie James is a producer and writer of Jamaican heritage who was born, raised and continues to live in the UK. She received the London Lord Mayors Award for...
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