Aberdeen Inter Faith Group

About Us

Aberdeen Inter Faith Group provides a positive and safe space to meet and accept our common humanity, respect our differences and share our wish for a more peaceful, harmonious world. Our purpose can be summarised as follows:

  • To gain more knowledge about those people we live alongside in our modern, global world, thus leading to a more peaceful, cohesive community. 
  • To encourage and enable open minded dialogue and co-operation between faith/belief groups.
  • To reflect and enhance the friendship and support that exists between most people, counteracting the inter-religious conflict often shown in our media.

Contact Us

You can contact the Chair of Aberdeen Inter Faith Group, Patricia Findlay via email: p.a.findlay@btopenworld.com

 

Upcoming Events

Next meeting: Thursday 14 September at 7pm at the Multifaith Chaplaincy, University of Aberdeen with guests Frances Hume and Simon Wiegand.

 

Future plans: Sunday 29 October, 11am  One World Week Service on the theme for 2017, 'Good neighbours, My World Depends on us', at Aberdeen Unitarians followed by brief talk from Community Food Initiative North East and a shared lunch. 

 

Annual Robe Offering Ceremony on 15 October at Varapunya Meditation Centre, who also provide meditation classes at Aberdeen Health Village and Inverurie library. Contact  varapunya@gmail.com

 

During Aberdeen Open Doors weekend the Aberdeen Syngagogue will be open on 10 September 10 am - 4pm.

 

Professor Nathan Abrams will give the SCoJeC Bicentenary History talk on Jews in Aberdeen. Booking for this event via http://www.scojec.org/news/2017/17ix_history/booking/aberdeen/booking.html      

News

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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Our blog can be found at https://interfaithscotland.wordpress.com

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110 Flemington Street
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0141 558 0778


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