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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.

Upcoming Events

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Interfaith Scotland will be co-hosting an event for Holocaust Memorial Day in Inverness. Holocaust Memorial Day encourages remembrance in a world scarred by genocide. Each year across the UK thousands of people come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future.

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 is ‘Ordinary People’ and there will be in-person stories of Holocaust and genocide survivors and a ceremony of remembrance. Please RSVP to marl.fin@btinternet.com (if a resident of Inverness and surrounding area) or maureen@interfaithscotland.org (if travelling from elsewhere in Scotland).

📌 Tuesday 24 January 2023, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Inverness Town House

 

Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil at Iona Abbey

The Iona Community invites you to join online or on site at Iona Abbey for a vigil to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2023.

“This year’s theme is Ordinary People. In partnership with Interfaith Scotland, we will mark the six genocides in living memory.  Through music, readings and symbolic action, we will remember what it takes for genocide to happen and commit ourselves to its prevention. If you have a small piece of cloth or paper to hand, there will be an opportunity to join in our symbolic action.” – The Iona Community.

Register: Please email warden@iona.org.uk to receive the Zoom link.

📌 Wednesday 25th January, 5 – 5.30pm, Iona Abbey (and online)

 

Holocaust Memorial Day Concert

We are organising a commemorative concert for Holocaust Memorial Day following a successful collaborative programme involving young musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Associazione Xenia Ensemble from Turin, Italy.

This event is supported by the Lord Provost of Glasgow’s International Office, Interfaith Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Sign up for this event on Eventbrite.

📌 Wednesday 25 January 2023, 6 – 7pm, Ledger Recital Room, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

 

Holocaust Memorial Day – Falkirk

The Provost of Falkirk, Robert Bissett, warmly welcomes you to a Holocaust Memorial Day event, co-hosted by Central Scotland Interfaith, Falkirk Council and Interfaith Scotland.

The event will include testimony from children of Holocaust survivors and Rwandan genocide survivors, a specially commissioned digital exhibition and a moving memorial ceremony.

Sign up for this event on Eventbrite.

📌 Friday 27 January 2023, 1.30 – 3.30pm, Dawson Community Centre, David’s Loan, Falkirk FK2 7RG

 

International Women’s Day 2023

Interfaith Scotland are hosting a special event for International Women’s Day, in partnership with Women of Faith and Community.

Trishna Singh will share extracts from her memoir, A Silent Voice Speaks: The Wee Indian Woman on the Bus, published by Fledgling Press in 2022.

Women of all faiths and beliefs are welcome to attend this free event.

The event will be be followed by langar (lunch) at the Sikh Gurdwara on Berkeley Street.

Sign up for this event on Eventbrite.

📌 Monday 6th March, 11am – 1.30pm, Glasgow Unitarian Church, 72 Berkeley Street and then to the Sikh Gurdwara on Berkeley Street

Public Training Courses

More training courses coming soon in 2023.

Sign up for a public training course on Eventbrite

Interfaith Creative Projects

Faces of Faith. An exhibition exploring Scotland’s diverse religious and cultural communities. View on the Scottish Interfaith Week website

Faces of Faith Exhibition

This exhibition is a showcase of Scotland’s diverse religious and cultural communities.

Through the stories of sixteen people, we explore the joys, challenges, and complexities of living as a person of faith in Scotland, and the impact these communities have on a local, national, and international level.

View the exhibition on the Scottish Interfaith Week website.

Poetry Book

We worked with the Scottish Poetry Library to create a beautiful anthology of 40 poems written by poets of all faiths and beliefs.

The poets shared insights into what gave them support and inspiration during the pandemic such as nature, faith and culture. You can read more here.

The poetry book is available to purchase from Interfaith Scotland for £4.99.

Please email admin@interfaithscotland.org to request a copy.

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Powerful community gathering in Falkirk to remember the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. Multigenerational focus and commitment to never forget and to learn how to live together peacefully ⁦ @HMD_UK⁩ ⁦ @HolocaustUK#holocaust@StMungosFalkirkhttps://t.co/uk3KcFjGQe InterfaithScot photo
Powerful testimony from Sabina Kadic-Mackenzie a Bosnian survivor of genocide - highlighting so poignantly how ordinary childhoods are destroyed by hatred, prejudice and ultimately genocide ⁦ @RemSrebScot⁩ ⁦ @HMD_UK⁩ ⁦ @EdinInterfaith#Holocaust https://t.co/fULR534kbT InterfaithScot photo
First Minister of Scotland sets the tone for Scotland’s National Holocaust Memorial Day event in the Scottish Parliament ⁦ @HMD_UK⁩ ⁦ @NicolaSturgeon#Holocaust https://t.co/87eRAyTxrm InterfaithScot photo
The music for tonight’s #HolocaustMemorialDay concert was performed by students of @RCStweets and a small group of young Italian musicians from Xenia Chamber Music School in Turin (Glasgow's twin partner city).

Photo with one of the talented Italian musicians.

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At the start of the #HolocaustMemorialDay concert, we lit candles together - a traditional feature of many HMD events across the UK. With the lighting of the candles, we commemorated victims of the Holocaust as well as victims of subsequent genocides in many countries.

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We are proud to have been a part of the Inverness HMD 2023 event with Holocaust surviver Kathy Hagler and Rwandan genocide survivors Umutesi Stewart

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We were honoured to be at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this evening for a special Holocaust Memorial Day concert. This event was a collaboration

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