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Recruitment has now begun for an International Youth Leaders exchange between Scotland and Rwanda for young people aged 18 - 25. The deadline is 28th April. Read more here
Interfaith Scotland has a blog on which you can read stories from our staff and volunteers. Do check it out! https://interfaithscotland.wordpress.com/
Sister Isabel Smyth, founder of Interfaith Scotland, also has an interesting and informative blog which you can read at:
Interfaith Scotland worked in partnership with East Dunbartonshire Council to arrange the National Holocaust Memorial Day commemorative event, which took place in Bishopbriggs on 26th January 2017. The key note speakers for 2017 were Saskia Tepe who is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and author of ‘Surviving Brigitte’s Secrets’ and Umetesi Stewart, who is a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, now living in Scotland. Saskia and Umetesi spent several days speaking at a number of events. Read more here
As a part of the commemorations, Interfaith Scotland worked in partnership with Glasgow University to host an Interfaith Peace Service in the University Chapel on Sunday 22nd January.
Scottish Interfaith Week 2016 took place from 13th - 20th November. The theme was 'Religion and the Media'. The theme gave us an opportunity to explore our complex relationship with the media, how we can share the positive stories of faith and interfaith work and challenge some of the negative reporting and stereotypes about people of different faiths in the media.
The launch of Scottish Interfaith Week took place at Paisley Town Hall in partnership with Renfrewshire Council and with support from Renfrewshire Interfaith Group (see images above). Read more about the event in our Interfaith Blog at https://interfaithscotland.wordpress.com/
A programme of 50 events that took place during the week can be found here.
The Annual General Meeting and public talk took place on 5th December at Linlithgow Burgh Halls. The speaker was Ruth Harvey from 'Places of Hope' who spoke about their work in Conflict Transformation in faith communities.
On 7th November 2016 Interfaith Scotland was once again honoured to facilitate an Interfaith Summit hosted by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon. Faith leaders and community representatives, young people and interfaith activists spent two engaging hours discussing the theme of 'community cohesion' with the First Minister and with Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities. Broad areas for discussion were faith community and interfaith support for young people, asylum seekers and refugees and communities impacted by the Brexit vote.
At the core of our work are our members and friends dialogue events.
Holocaust Memorial Day Members Dialogue (January)
'Looking to the Future' - Interfaith in the years ahead (May)
Religion and Human Rights (October)
Religion and the Media (November)
Annual members dialogue with the non religious (November)
Interfaith Scotland's Development Officer, Frances Hume, delivered the Time for Reflection during Scottish Interfaith Week on 16th November.
A networking seminar for women's interfaith groups in Scotland was hosted at Interfaith Scotland's dialogue centre on 15th September. It was a wonderful opportunity to share good practice and make new friends.
The Annual Networking Seminar for local interfaith groups took place on Monday 22nd August at Interfaith Scotland's Dialogue Centre at Flemington House in Glasgow. Representatives from 12 local interfaith groups attended.
To thank our Interfaith Scotland and Interfaith Glasgow volunteers for their hard work over the last year, we organised an away day on 6th August to Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Eskdalemuir in Dumfries and Galloway.
10 volunteers joined staff members for a tour of the monastery given by a resident 'Ani', a Tibetan Buddhist nun.
The Annual Seminar for Interfaith Professionals took place at the Bield at Blackruthven, Perthshire on Wednesday 27th July.
Our latest newsletter is available from our office or can be downloaded below.
Interfaith Scotland and Interfaith Glasgow hosted a Women's Interfaith Fair as part of Refugee Festival Scotland at our new Dialogue Centre at Flemington House in Glasgow. Over 100 women attended from many different backgrounds and cultures and enjoyed a variety of activities including interfaith dialogue, arts and crafts from different faiths, singing, drama and delicious food!
The latest meeting of the Religious Leaders of Scotland took place at Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre in Eskdalemuir. They were joined by pupils of Lincluden Primary School in Dumfries.
Interfaith Scotland held two training days for new volunteers at our new dialogue centre at Flemington House in Glasgow.
A women's interfaith dialogue took place at the Stirling Highland Hotel on International Women's Day. Women from eight different faiths attended the event which looked at 'Health and Wellbeing for body and soul'.
Interfaith Scotland commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day with events taking place across Scotland. Click here for more details.
You can find out about Interfaith Scotland events that took place from 2011 - 2015 in our events archive. Click on the links below for the year that you are interested in.
Events in 2011
Events in 2012
Events in 2013
Events in 2014
Events in 2015
Our blog can be found at https://interfaithscotland.wordpress.com
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