Interfaith Scotland offers interfaith workshops for primary and secondary school pupils across Scotland. These workshops look at interfaith dialogue and why it is important. Teachers often request for people of different faiths to come and speak to pupils in class or as part of an 'interfaith day' in the school. Interfaith Scotland trains volunteers to share with pupils and answer questions about what their faith means to them.
Our interfaith workshops receive very positive feedback in the way that they are able to challenge negative stereotypes that young people may have about 'religious' people, through personal encounters with our friendly and approachable volunteers.
Interfaith Scotland has run several national and local youth conferences with help and support from its volunteers. The volunteers have been fully involved in choosing a theme for each conference, assisting in creating a programme and in the delivery of the event. Previous themes they have chosen include 'Service above Self' and 'From Conflict to Co-operation'.
Our volunteers have been involved in lots of different projects over the years, including planning and running youth conferences and taking part in the schools programme. One of our volunteers, Meg Wallace, speaks about her experiences of volunteering with Interfaith Scotland's youth programme below.
Interfaith Scotland organises youth retreats and away days to places of religious significance. Previous retreats include an interfaith week on Iona staying with the Iona Community and a weekend to Holy Isle at the Centre for World Peace and Health, established by the Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre.
The following vision statement was created by our youth volunteers in regards to their activities:
Interfaith Scotland provides interfaith workshop materials for schools and youth groups. Click here for more information about workshops, videos and other publications that could be used with young people.
Our blog can be found at https://interfaithscotland.wordpress.com
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