Events 2020

World Interfaith Harmony Week

In 2020 Holocaust Memorial Day was commemorated as a part of World Interfaith Harmony Week.


Stand Together: National Holocaust Memorial Event for Scotland

Date: 27th January 2020

Venue: Scottish Parliament Garden Lobby

Time: 5.30 – 8.30pm. Invitation only

On 27th January each year Scotland holds an event to honour the memory of those who suffered and perished under the Nazi persecutions during World War II, and subsequent genocides including Cambodia, Rwanda and Bosnia.

‘Unforgotten’ Concert

Date: 28th January 2020

Venue: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Time: 7pm

Free and public event.


Tackling Hate Together Dialogue Event

Date: 29th January 2020

Venue: Scottish Jewish Archive Centre

Time: 6 – 8pm

Free and public event.


‘We will not be prisoners of hate’

Date: 3rd February 2020

Venue: Barlinnie Prison

Time: 10am – 4pm

Free event for faith representatives and prisoners.


Women’s Dialogue

We host regular dialogue events for women across Scotland including dialogue teas, retreats and events during Refugee Festival.

Women’s Interfaith Retreat

Come and join us for a women’s interfaith retreat on the beautiful island of Holy Isle off Arran. This retreat is open to women of all faiths and none who are interested in finding out about the lived experience of people of different faiths, philosophies and spiritual practices. This will take place through sharing the things that inspire us on our life journey, and conversations on what we share in common across different faiths such as prayer, meditation, wisdom and compassion.

Date: Friday 17th July (evening) – Sunday 19th July (lunchtime)

This retreat is for women only. More information about the retreat, booking and payment can be found at:


Training Courses

We provide public training courses at our Glasgow office, from only £40 per person.

  • Thu 13 Feb, 1300 – 16.30: ‘3 mottos to guide our approach to equality, diversity & inclusion’
  • Tue 10 Mar, 1300 – 16.30: ‘Interpreting culture – improving cross-cultural communication’
  • Wed 22 Apr, 1300 – 16.30: ‘Working with people from diverse religions & beliefs’
  • Tue 2 Jun, 1300 – 16.30: ‘3 mottos to guide our approach to equality, diversity & inclusion’

To book your place on any of the courses above please go to:

Email for more details.


Members Dialogue Events

We host dialogue events for members, associate members and friends of
Interfaith Scotland to get together and discuss important issues
relating to civic society.


Young People

We organise events for young people including retreats, conferences
and away days. We also run ‘interfaith days’ in schools where our
volunteers speak about their faith with school pupils of all ages.


Religious Leaders Meetings

Interfaith Scotland brings together the Religious Leaders of Scotland on a bi-annual basis.



Annual Networking Seminar for local interfaith groups

Representatives from each local interfaith group meet together
annually to share good practice. The networking seminars explore key
opportunities and challenges that face local interfaith groups.



Scottish Interfaith Week

Scottish Interfaith Week 2020 will take place from 8th – 15th November. The theme will be announced later in the year.

Scottish Interfaith Week provides an opportunity for individuals,
local interfaith groups, faith communities, organisations and
educational establishments across the country to plan events that bring
local people together to promote dialogue, understanding and
co-operation between Scotland’s diverse faith and belief communities. A
programme of events can be found on the Scottish Interfaith Week website