Aberdeen Inter Faith Group

You can contact the Aberdeen Inter Faith Group by emailing Patricia Findlay: p.a.findlay@btopenworld.com

 

You can also contact the Chair of the group, Caroline Cormack: cormacksofcults@hotmail.co.uk

News and Events

In May 2016, members of Aberdeen Interfaith Group shared an interfaith walk by the sea to share our stories and views and get to know each other better. We ended our walk with a gracious welcome at the Varapunya Meditation Centre where they provided us all with refreshments and we all shared in a meditation.

 

We shared our own faith’s experiences of Rites of Passage in our September meeting with discussion about each important stage of life. We were delighted to have some new faces present from different faith groups including a Jewish Canadian with Scottish roots. It was interesting to hear what other faiths do in connection with Rites of Passage – so many different ideas on what needs to happen at key points in life.

 

For our Interfaith Week event, Anna Magnusson gave us a very thought provoking talk on the theme of Religion and the Media, which led to members present to ask for some training in media releases and giving presentations, which we hope to take forward in 2017.

 

The Rev. Caroline Cormack conducted a themed Interfaith Service for One World Week on Sunday 23rd October.  The theme was "Including You - Acting Together for One World in Peace", taking action for justice, locally and globally. Present and contributing to the service were members of the Baha'i, Brahma Kumaris, Buddhist, Church of Scotland, Hindu, Mormon, Muslim, Pagan, Quaker and Unitarian faiths.   As well as readings, meditation and thoughts there was Hindu chanting and the distribution of written peace messages between those attending.

 

In December we shared some Winter Words, as we reflected together with words from our different faith traditions about winter, darkness and light.

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