Interfaith Scotland encourages interfaith dialogue across communities for women of all faiths and none.
There are a number of women's interfaith groups in Scotland that we support. For more information about these groups in Glasgow, Edinburgh and North Lanarkshire click here.
Interfaith Scotland hosts regular women's dialogue events in towns and cities across Scotland. In November 2015 we hosted a women's dialogue in Dunkeld during Scottish Interfaith Week on the theme of 'Care for the Environment'. In June 2015 and June 2016 we hosted a lively 'Women's Interfaith Fair' in Glasgow to celebrate Scottish Refugee Festival with over 100 women in attendance from different nationalities and faiths.
We have hosted interfaith dialogues on the theme of 'Health and Wellbeing for body and soul' looking at the links between spirituality and health. These have taken place in Dumfries, Stirling, Forres and Edinburgh.
In the lead up to the Scottish Referendum in September 2014, we hosted a number of women's dialogue events on the theme of 'Values and Visions for the Future of Scotland'. These took place in Dundee, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness and Portree. The discussion was lively and one participant described it as 'a very positive and nourishing experience which gave a boost to my flagging hope for humanity'.
Interfaith Scotland hosts national seminars for women, a snapshot of which are outlined below.
National Women's Seminar 2011
The National Women's Seminar took place on Sunday 27th March 2011 at the University of Glasgow and was very well received. The theme was 'The Heart of Wellbeing' and looked at the relationship between health, wellbeing, spirituality and faith. It was lead by Astrid Bendomir from the Janki Foundation.
National Women's Seminar 2009
The National Women's Seminar in 2009 took place on 3rd November. Jacqueline Ogega, director of the Religions for Peace International Women of Faith Network in New York spoke about her work and encouraged participants to establish a Scottish Women of Faith Network.
Ravinder Kaur Nijjar outlined the UN initiative to end violence against women. The seminar was attended by women from all faith communities in Scotland as well as representatives from a variery of women's organisations.
National Women's Seminar 2008
Discovery Point, Dundee was the venue for 80 women who came to participate in Interfaith Scotland's Annual Women's Seminar which took place in June 2008. Guest speakers were Elizabeth Idienumah, former researcher and producer with BBC Scotland and Myriam Cerrah, Deputy Editor of Emel Magazine. They spoke of the challenges faced by women of faith working in the media.