Events

March

Save Energy, Save Money, Save Our Planet!

Join us for this energy efficiency training opportunity, where the wealth of knowledge possessed by our workshop leaders will be shared, empowering participants to contribute towards a greener and more sustainable future.

A smarter energy use will help to lower your energy bills, whilst reducing your carbon emissions. This training is your chance to tap into the expertise of these dedicated energy advisors and gain valuable insights into fostering positive change within your community.

Vegetarian lunch provided.

We have planned this energy efficiency training as part of our Climate Awareness project supported by Glasgow Climate Action Hub.

📌 Tuesday 6th March, 11 am- 12.30 pm, Interfaith Scotland Dialogue Centre (Flemington House, Glasgow)

 

Inspirational Women

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a showcase of three inspirational women sharing their stories and journey as change makers.

Hosted by RfP UK Women of Faith Network & University of Glasgow. Moderated by Dr Maureen Sier of Interfaith Scotland.

📌  Tuesday 6th March, 5-7pm (Glasgow & online)

 

Interfaith Interactions: Equal Partners

This event is part of an online dialogue series featuring speakers from various faith and belief backgrounds presenting on different themes, followed by an opportunity to dialogue in small groups.

We will be looking at the theme of ‘Equal Partners’ for International Women’s Day. Our guest speakers will talk about men and women being equal partners in all spheres of life from their own faith perspectives. 

Our speakers will be:

  • Rev Gareth Jones, Christian Faith
  • Dr Srihari Vallabhajousula, Hindu Faith
  • Allan Forsyth, Baha’i Faith

Zoom details for the event will be sent nearer the time.

📌 Thursday 7th March, 7-8.15 pm

 

Visit Whitelee Windfarm

Whitelee is the UK’s largest onshore windfarm, located on Eaglesham Moor just 20 minutes from central Glasgow.

Join us for a special experience day to learn more about wind power, a clean and renewable energy source. Our educational day at Whitelee Windfarm includes a guided bus tour around the wind farm and an interactive workshop to learn about wind work. Participants will also get some free time to explore around the exhibition area.

Vegetarian lunch provided.

📌 Sunday 10th March, 10 am

 

Transformative Responses to Hatred Based on Religion or Belief

The Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief invites you to a special talk from Dr Nazila Ghanea, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief.

Dr Ghanea is Professor of International Human Rights Law and Director of the MSc in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford. Her academic work has often connected with multilateral practice in international human rights law.

📌 Wednesday 27th March, 6-7.30 pm

 

May

Interfaith Retreat to Holy Isle

Interfaith Scotland is hosting a retreat to Holy Isle off the island of Arran, staying at the Centre for World Peace and Health. The retreat is open to people of all faiths and beliefs. More information about the retreat can be found at http://bit.ly/HolyIsle2024

📌 Friday 24th May – Monday 27th May. Booking via Holy Isle website will open in January 2024.

 

September

Interfaith Week on Iona

The Iona Community is hosting an interfaith week on the island of Iona facilitated by Dr Maureen Sier and Frances Hume from Interfaith Scotland; Zarina Ahmad, a climate activist based in Manchester, and Caro Penney, Iona Abbey Warden.

The week is open to people of all faiths and beliefs and the focus will be on environmental protection.

📌 Saturday 14th September – Friday 20th September, 2024

Read more about the week and book your place on the Iona Community website.

February

Faces of Faith Talk and Tour

At Edinburgh Napier University we had a talk and tour of our Faces of Faith exhibition.

This was a special event featuring stories from the exhibition exploring Scotland’s diverse religious and cultural communities.

✔️  Thursday 1st February, 4 – 5pm (Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus Foyer)

 

Interfaith Interactions on the theme of Pilgrimage

This online event for our Interfaith Interactions series took place during World Interfaith Harmony Week on the theme of Pilgrimage.

✔️  Monday 6th February, 7 – 8.15pm (online)

 

Lunar New Year Celebration

Over one hundred people joined us for a Lunar New Year Celebration featuring live performances of classical Chinese dance, Sichuan opera face-changing, musical instruments and more.

This event was hosted by Interfaith Scotland, Ricefield Arts and Cultural Centre, and the Confucius Institute at the University of Glasgow.

✔️  Saturday 10th February, 12 – 1.30pm, Interfaith Dialogue Centre (Flemington House, Glasgow)

 

How Does Your Bag of Crisps Heat Up the Planet

This interactive session provided an opportunity to share and taste different crisps, learn about the humble crisps journey and what impact the process of making crisps has on the planet.

Earth is in a state of climate emergency. To turn this around, we need to become a climate literate society. This workshop explored climate change, mitigation and adaptation.

We planned this climate literacy training as part of our Climate Awareness project supported by Glasgow Climate Action Hub.

✔️  Monday 12th February, 10 am – 12.30 pm, Interfaith Scotland Dialogue Centre (Flemington House, Glasgow)

 

January

Holocaust Memorial Day 2024: The Fragility of Freedom Concert

We hosted a special evening concert in partnership with The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The theme for 2024 was ‘The Fragility of Freedom’.

✔️  Wednesday 24th January, 6 – 7pm, Ledger Recital Room, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

 

Faces of Faith Exhibition

We toured the Faces of Faith exhibition, featuring beautiful images of 16 people of faith in Scotland and sharing their stories.

✔️  Friday 26th January – Wednesday 7th February (Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus Foyer)

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