Volunteers Training Day
Have you ever thought of volunteering with Interfaith Scotland? Maybe you have been volunteering with us for a long time but would like a refresher and to meet up with other volunteers old and new? Come along to our Volunteers Training Day! In the morning find out more about volunteering opportunities and giving talks in schools. In the afternoon our religious equality trainer will be giving a special training on workshop leading and facilitation skills. You are welcome to attend both sessions, or just the morning or afternoon depending on your interests. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and to book your place.
📌 Monday 17th April 2023, 10.30am – 3pm, Interfaith Scotland Dialogue Centre, Flemington House, Glasgow
There will a lunch and dialogue for Members of Interfaith Scotland to mark the approval of the constitutional changes to the organisation. Members are invited to email email@example.com to book their place.
📌 Thursday 11th May, 1 – 3.30pm, Interfaith Scotland dialogue centre, Flemington House, Glasgow
Interfaith Retreat on Holy Isle
Interfaith Scotland is hosting a three-night retreat on the beautiful Holy Isle off the island of Arran at the Centre for World Peace and Health.
- To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org
More details about the retreat can be found at Other Courses | HolyIsle.org
📌 Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th August 2023
Meeting of the Cross Party Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief
At the meeting of the CPG on Freedom of Religion or Belief, we were joined by Alan Meldrum from Open Doors as the guest speaker. Every year, Open Doors produce their World Watch List highlighting persecution of Christian’s worldwide.
✔️ Wednesday 1st March 2023, 6pm at The Scottish Parliament, Committee Room 6, and online.
International Women’s Day 2023
Interfaith Scotland hosted a special event for International Women’s Day, in partnership with Women of Faith and Community.
Trishna Singh shared 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 were welcome to attend this free event. The event was followed by langar (lunch) at the Sikh Gurdwara on Berkeley Street.
✔️ Monday 6th March, 11am – 1.30pm, Glasgow Unitarian Church, 72 Berkeley Street
Interfaith Youth Leaders: Envisioning the Future
For World Interfaith Harmony Week 2023, we brought together young people from diverse faiths across Scotland to become future interfaith youth leaders.
✔️ Saturday 11th February 11am – 4pm
Holocaust Memorial Day 2023
Interfaith Scotland co-hosted 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 was ‘Ordinary People’ and we had in-person stories of Holocaust and genocide survivors and a ceremony of remembrance.
✔️ Tuesday 24 January 2023, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Inverness Town House
Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil at Iona Abbey
The Iona Community held a vigil in Iona Abbey 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.
✔️ Wednesday 25th January, 5 – 5.30pm, Iona Abbey (and online)
Holocaust Memorial Day Concert
We organised 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 was supported by the Lord Provost of Glasgow’s International Office, Interfaith Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
✔️ Wednesday 25 January 2023, 6 – 7pm, Ledger Recital Room, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Holocaust Memorial Day – Falkirk
The Provost of Falkirk, Robert Bissett, welcomed the public to a Holocaust Memorial Day event, co-hosted by Central Scotland Interfaith, Falkirk Council and Interfaith Scotland.
The event included testimony from children of Holocaust survivors and Rwandan genocide survivors, a specially commissioned digital exhibition and a moving memorial ceremony.
✔️ Friday 27 January 2023, 1.30 – 3.30pm, Dawson Community Centre, David’s Loan, Falkirk FK2 7RG