Interfaith Scotland is the national Interfaith Organisation for Scotland.
We work to help ensure good relations between the diverse religion and
belief communities of Scotland and also to share good practice in interfaith
dialogue, education, engagement and training nationally and internationally.
Please click on links to the left for further information.
Promotion and launch of Scottish Interfaith Week
Interfaith Week is an initiative of Interfaith Scotland. Interfaith
Scotland chooses the theme for Interfaith Week provides resources for
communities, hosts the national launch of the week, promotes the week widely
and funds local community dialogue events. We are delighted to engage
Interfaith Ambassadors in the promotion of the week and every year more and
more people celebrate with us the positive religious diversity of Scotland.
Support for Local Interfaith Groups
Grassroots interfaith engagement is vital to promoting good relations and
Interfaith Scotland supports the diverse local groups across Scotland by
providing appropriate resources, speaking at local events, funding community
events during Scottish Interfaith Week, capacity building and training
(where appropriate), and hosting local interfaith group networking seminars.
Members Dialogue Events
Interfaith Scotland is supported by faith community member organisations
across Scotland and every year we host a number of dialogue events of civic
importance to provide our members, associate members and friends with
opportunities to engage in the important discourses of society.
Religious Leaders Forum
Since 2002 the Religious Leaders of Scotland have met twice a year to build
good relations and set an outstanding example of interfaith friendship
building to their respective communities. Interfaith Scotland is honoured
to act as Secretariat to this important forum.
Supporting Women of Faith
There are occasions when women only dialogue and engagement is appropriate
and Interfaith Scotland hosts regional women's dialogue events across
Scotland. These dialogue events offer women of faith (and their friends) a
safe space to explore the issues that impact on their lives. We also
support the growing number of women's interfaith groups in Scotland and
offer an annual networking seminar for these groups.
Promoting Interfaith Dialogue with Young People
Our flagship 'face to faith' school engagement programmes allows young
people across Scotland to meet members of Scotland's diverse faith
communities face to face to engage in a carefully facilitated dialogue
programme. We also support schools to host interfaith days; to engage in
Scottish Interfaith Week and to host Holocaust Memorial Days for young
people. We have recently supported young people to host youth-led
interfaith programmes as an after school activity.
Our excellent Religion and Belief Training Programme is in high demand and
effectively trains organisations from the statutory, voluntary and public
sector to develop their understanding of the diversity of faiths in
Scotland; conform to the Religion and Belief Equality legislation; and to be
sensitive to the needs of the religion and belief communities they serve.
Parliamentary & Government Engagement
In our Parliamentary and Government engagement we work hard to keep faith communities informed of Parliamentary business that may impact on them. We also support the Scottish Government with the Religion and Belief aspect of their equality work.
Holocaust Memorial Day
Remembering the Holocaust and subsequent genocides is vitally important and
Interfaith Scotland is honoured to host the National Holocaust Memorial
Event for Scotland and to engage in additional supporting events during the
week of Holocaust Memorial in January every year.
S.A.F.E (Scotland Abroad Faith Exchange)
Scotland does not exist in isolation and we are committed to sharing our interfaith expertise internationally and to learning from innovative interfaith dialogue programmes from around the world. We are currently engaging with interfaith organisations and networks in the following countries: Ukraine, Finland, Ireland, Slovenia, France, Germany, Rwanda and New Zealand and we will continue to develop partnerships and engagement programmes that help make our world a safer place to live.
Interfaith Scotland is committed to working in partnership with diverse
organisations across Scotland. Working together collaboratively with others
makes our programmes more effective in terms of cost and delivery.
Our blog can be found at https://interfaithscotland.wordpress.com
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110 Flemington Street
0141 558 0778
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Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Charity Number: SC029486.