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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

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 filling in the Google form at: https://tinyurl.com/NetworkingSeminar2021

📌 Thursday 19th August, 10.30am – 2.30pm

 

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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11 hours ago
Local #interfaith groups play a very important role in their communities. Interested to get involved? Details for groups in #Scotland at https://t.co/IJXx4GtNQ8 & across the UK at https://t.co/hAjg3SoVEh
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4 days ago
Join us for 'Does Scotland have a problem with religion?'.

On our panel we will be joined by @MarkGardnerCST ( @CST_UK), @AnasSarwar, and @duncan_morrow to discuss religion in Scotland and the issues facing communities across the country.

Book for FREE:
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4 days ago
If your 18th birthday is on or before 31 October this year you can now either go to a drop-in centre to get the #COVID19 vaccine or self-register for an appointment.

View drop in locations here ➡ https://t.co/6yilIIrZhD

Or self-register here ➡ https://t.co/K2qM4QKd9s https://t.co/mYn3YGiPfB
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6 days ago
Wishing our Muslim friends #EidAlAdha #EidMubarak We wish you all a blessed and peaceful Eid. https://t.co/knlVM0B9dT InterfaithScot photo
1 week ago
We made it! Happy pilgrims at the Maggie’s Centre after our four-hour interfaith pilgrimage round inspiring faith-based community projects and places of worship in Dundee @maggiesdundee https://t.co/8dTVPivn94 InterfaithScot photo
1 week ago
Wonderful to be at Faith and Belief Dundee and Tayside’s Interfaith Pilgrimage around places of worship in Dundee (outside the buildings!). Find at more about the group at https://t.co/s0IGlyvjSG https://t.co/lj1GJWYDP0 InterfaithScot photo

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This Wednesday at 7pm, the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities - SCoJeC is holding a panel event titled ‘Does Scotland Have a Problem with Religion?’. Come along to discuss religious intolerance in Scotland, and the issues facing communities across the country.

Panellists:
- Mark Gardner (Chief Executive, CST)
- Anas Sarwar MSP (Convenor, Cross Party Group on Tackling Islamophobia)
- Prof Duncan Morrow (Ulster University, Chair of the Scot Govt Advisory Groups: Tackling Sectarianism 2012, and Tackling Hate Crime & Prejudice 2015)

With vote of thanks presented by Dr Maureen Sier, Director of Interfaith Scotland.
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Interfaith Scotland4 days ago
If your 18th birthday is on or before 31 October this year you can now either go to a drop-in centre to get the #COVID19 vaccine or self-register for an appointment.

View drop in locations here ➡ http://nhsinform.scot/vaccinedropinclinics

Or self-register here ➡ http://nhsinform.scot/vaccineregistration
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Interfaith Scotland6 days ago
Wishing our Muslim friends #EidAlAdha #EidMubarak. We wish you all a blessed and peaceful Eid!
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Interfaith Scotland1 week ago
'Democracy is the tyranny of the majority'

On Thursday 29th come learn about the dominant identity and how it shapes our organisations, environment and culture, creating inequality and discrimination.
For many the word 'Discrimination' conjures images of deliberate acts to exclude or mistreat. This does happen of course, but far more common are the barriers we create through our ignorance of other how other groups experience the world. This is the essence of invisible advantage.

On 29th July at 1030 come learn about the dominant identity, invisible advantage and unintentional discrimination. One of our current series of shorter (2 hour) public training sessions.

More information & booking here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/interfaith-scotland-16811469249

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