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.
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
Glasgow Multi-Faith Declaration for COP26
Scottish and UK religious leaders have signed a declaration calling on governments to take transformational climate action at COP26.
More than 50 religious leaders signed the Glasgow Multi-Faith Declaration which calls for those in power to put the 2015 Paris Agreement into effect.
Holocaust Memorial Day 2022
For over 10 years Interfaith Scotland has hosted the National Holocaust Memorial event for Scotland. This year we are instead holding a smaller, more intimate and participative commemorative event. We are delighted to host a Covid-appropriate, in-person commemoration at the Interfaith Scotland Dialogue Centre (Flemington House, Flemington Street, Glasgow). You can also join us online.
📌 Thursday 27th January, 6.30pm
World Interfaith Harmony Week 2022
Interfaith Scotland is planning two events to celebrate the week which takes place from 1st – 7th February.
Protection of Mother Earth through Mindfulness and Prayer
Interfaith Scotland is hosting an online webinar in partnership with Mindfulness for Earth and Faith for Earth. Speakers from different faiths will share what mindfulness and prayer means to them in the context of protecting the environment. To book your place email email@example.com
📌 Tuesday 1st February, 12.30 – 2.45pm (online)
Pilgrimage to Places of Worship
Interfaith Scotland is hosting a pilgrimage to places of worship in the West End of Glasgow on the theme of ‘Stories of Hope from Women of Faith’. The event is open to all and details of how to book will be made available in the New Year.
📌 Thursday 3rd February, 11am – 4pm (in person)
Scottish Interfaith Week
Scottish Interfaith week 2021 took place from Sunday 31st October to Sunday 7th November.
Over 70 events were held for Scottish Interfaith Week.
The COP26 Vigil was held in George Square, Glasgow on Sunday 31st October. We marked the start of COP26 and Scottish Interfaith Week by uniting with people of all faiths and none for Climate Justice.
Senior religious leaders read the Glasgow Multi-Faith Declaration for COP26 and led prayers from a diversity of religious traditions. All participants – whether joining in person or online – were invited to pray or hold in their thoughts the COP26 negotiators.
We partnered with Interfaith Glasgow and the Scottish Religious Leaders Forum for the Vigil.
Watch the Vigil below.
Message from Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland for faith communities and local interfaith groups
Join us on Twitter
Here is a video from our national #LightTheDarkness moment for HMD 2021 – have your candle at the ready for 8pm on Thursday 27 January to join thousands of people across the UK lighting the darkness for #HMD2022.
Find out more: https://t.co/dnQh0k0wSW https://t.co/71fLBWXVQD