The dates of Scottish Interfaith Week are 11th - 18th November. The theme will be 'Connecting Generations'. The Scottish Government has declared 2018 to be the Year of Young People. One of the main aims of the year is to develop better understanding, co-operation and respect between generations. Faith communities have an important role to play in providing opportunities for people of different generations to dialogue and engage in activities together. We are looking forward to all your wonderful events taking place across Scotland in November with people of all ages, faiths and cultures celebrating Scottish Interfaith Week.
The launch event will take place on Monday 12th November at 5.30pm at the Town House in Aberdeen.
The dates of Scottish Interfaith Week 2017 were 12th - 19th November. The theme was 'Creativity and the Arts'. Religion has been an inspiration for the expression of beauty, witnessed in creative activities such as architecture, art, music and dance. The theme gave an opportunity to celebrate the diverse expressions of this creative activity in different religions and cultures.
The week was a great success with over 80 events taking place across Scotland. You can find a list of events on our new Scottish Interfaith Week website: scottishinterfaithweek.org
For resources for Scottish Interfaith Week, including presentations and workshop ideas for community groups and schools click here.
For general resources on interfaith dialogue and the work of Interfaith Scotland click here.
Established by Interfaith Scotland in 2004, Scottish Interfaith Week provides an opportunity for individuals, local interfaith groups and faith communities across the country to celebrate Scotland's religious diversity and to plan events that bring local people together to promote dialogue, understanding and co-operation between Scotland's diverse religious communities.
According to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, "Scotland is a modern multi-faith and multi-cultural country where all people can live together in harmony, and where people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds can follow their religion or belief and achieve their potential. These events are tremendously important in bringing together different communities united in a common purpose. We all want to live in a Scotland where mutual trust, respect and understanding form the basis for our lives and our relationships with others. I know that these basic principles will underpin the various events being held up and down the country during interfaith week”.
To find out more about Scottish Interfaith Week themes and events from 2011 - 2016 please click here.
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