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. Read in detail.
Inspired Faith Action for COP26
Join us for two webinars to get inspired for local climate action and to learn more about the needed outcomes of COP26.
Our Director Dr Maureen Sier will be speaking about the unique opportunities that COP26 presents – for faith communities to come together and raise their voices for the future of our planet!
- Register for morning webinar https://bit.ly/3zEsOTw
- Register for afternoon webinar https://bit.ly/3u3ONCj
📌 Monday 27th September (Zoom)
Focus Group for Young People and Youth Leaders
The Scottish Government is seeking to engage young people in the production of a new National Youth Work Strategy that meets the needs of all of Scotland’s young people. Interfaith Scotland is inviting young people aged 11 – 25 of different faiths and beliefs and youth leaders who run youth groups in their faith communities to attend a focus group to hear your views on how the strategy meets the needs of young people of faith and belief. The google form registration can be found here- https://tinyurl.com/IFSfocusgroup2021. Contact email@example.com for further information.
📌 Wednesday 29th September at 7pm (Zoom)
Annual Interfaith Lecture and AGM
Is the Climate Crisis a Human Rights issue? Jointly presented by: Budi Tjahjono, Asia-Pacific Programme Coordinator, Franciscans International (from Indonesia) and Fr Benedict Ayodi OFMCap, Outreach Officer, Franciscans International, (from Kenya). The Interfaith lecture will be followed by the Annual General Meeting. Sign up here.
📌 Thursday 30th September, 7pm (Zoom)
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
Join us on Twitter
This webinar from @RiponCoS looks great. It will look at the problems with the Nationality and Borders Bill, why your faith group should care, and how you and your faith group can protest it. All members of all faith groups welcome! #RefugeesWelcome https://t.co/B2pA6riv3p
World Peace Through Inner Peace. Future of Faith returns 1pm with Edinburgh Coexistence & Dublin City Interfaith Youth discussing this key issue. https://t.co/wdNbQZ88xM
@Dub_Faith_Forum @InterfaithGlasg @InterfaithScot @LondonFaiths @UKInterFaith @interrelig_sco @ECTEdinburgh https://t.co/iew2zJBztI
Senior Faith Leaders and Representatives from the UK and Scotland working together for the COP26 Glasgow Multi-Faith Declaration as we seek to tackle climate change. https://t.co/usNSrdVbKj
#TogetherForOurPlanet @InterfaithScot @churchmoderator @churchscotland @churchofengland
Today, our Church Leaders have signed the Glasgow Declaration. This multi-faith statement has been released ahead of #COP26, to encourage urgent action at the UN climate conference taking place in November.
Read it here: https://t.co/SnLX6aNCrN https://t.co/xTxgbxjeZ3