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The Search for Inner Peace
The Director of Interfaith Scotland was delighted to speak at a public event organised by Dundee Interfaith Association to explore the role of faith in facilitating inner peace. The event was well attended and fellow speakers included representatives of the Baha’i, Buddhist, Latter Day Saint, Hindu, Muslim, Pagan and Christian Communities.
Members and friends of Dundee Inter Faith Association journeyed on foot from the University of Dundee Botanic Gardens to the Labyrinth at the Maggie's Centre, Ninewells Hospital. The Maggie's Centre is a place where cancer patients and their families can go for informal support and advice in helping deal with cancer. Next to the Maggie's Centre is the Labyrinth, an extraordinary design made from stones set into the landscape.
Walking the Labyrinth is seen as being a tool to meditate, calming and healing at the same time. For some it is akin to making a pilgrimage, as one journeys along a convoluted path, getting near the object of one's desire (ie the centre of the labyrinth), then being sent off to the outer edges of the circle, turning more corners, walking along more paths on the maze-like structure, until eventually arriving at the centre. Each makes the journey on his own. We walked the return journey to the Botanic Gardens with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the common values that unite us all.
Belief in Dialogue
A 'Belief in Dialogue' afternoon was held at the Dundee Hebrew Congregation's synagogue in partnership with Faith in Community Dundee, the Nilupul Foundation and Interfaith Scotland. Members of various faith communities gathered to find out more about Interfaith Scotland's 'Belief in Dialogue Guide' for promoting interfaith relations.
Launch of Scottish Interfaith Week
Dundee welcomed guests from all over Scotland and further to the launch of Scottish Interfaith Week, which in 2009 took place in the Dalhousie Building of Dundee University. There was an opportunity for people to mingle over food whilst the Ferryport Fiddlers entertained guests. A varied programme included speakers from Christian, Buddhist, Jewish and Muslim faiths, with musical contributions from Bahá’í and Sikh religions and the children from Claypotts Castle School signing choir. All linked their presentations to the theme of the week, “A Place of Home and Welcome”.
Dundee Inter Faith Association organised a picnic in beautiful Baxter Park. Friends were invited to come and share an afternoon of food, faith, fun, and friendship. The elements looked kindly upon us too, as rain cleared and all were able to enjoy parachute games in the sun.
Those gathered also viewed our equalities leaflet. This leaflet, which includes readings from the main traditions on the theme of equality, was distributed at a high profile equalities conference, hosted by Dundee City Council.