Inverness Interfaith Group was set up to promote dialogue, understanding and cooperation between different faiths and to develop bonds of friendship and trust. The group meets regularly. We organise religious, social and educational events, annual picnics, faith sharing, music, dance and poetry, and are involved in social action initiatives, such as helping and supporting refugees. Meetings usually take place in people’s homes and often with a shared meal.
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On Sunday 20 November 2016, members of Inverness Interfaith Group met by invitation at Inverness Mosque to celebrate Scottish Interfaith Week. The mosque was beautifully decorated with oriental rugs and a wood burning stove, just right for a winter evening. A wonderful selection of delicious food was available as well as good company. The meeting involved a workshop on the theme of ‘Religion and the Media’. In view of recent global events it has become more important to maintain a positive relationship with the media. Insensitive media reporting has left some faith groups feeling threatened, particularly the Muslim community. In the workshop we were divided into groups and each group was given a different topic that had been reported in a particular newspaper. We then had to decide how accurate the article was: did it have a bias, was it objective, and was it true or false? There has been a lot of misinformation, distorted information and fake news reporting linked to the rise of social media in recent years. What can you believe? How trustworthy are our politicians or do we prefer to listen to our faith leaders?
Towards the end of December there was an enjoyable Chanukah celebration in the Green Drive Hall where we learned about the historic basis for the Festival of Lights, were entertained by some wonderful Jewish music and song, and provided with an opportunity to sample the delicious foods typical of these events.
In January 2017 we had a Sharing of Faiths evening of shared food and discussion. The latter part was introduced by a presentation by our chairman Rolf Schmidt, with various contributions on the theme of ‘Science and Religion’.
Last year the group went on a pilgrimage to Iona and another trip is planned for later in 2017.
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