Established by Interfaith Scotland in 2004, Scottish Interfaith Week provides an opportunity for interfaith groups, faith communities, schools, organisations and local communities across the country to celebrate Scotland’s religious diversity by planning events that bring people together to promote dialogue, understanding and co-operation between Scotland’s diverse religious communities and cultures.
Scottish Interfaith Week continues to be managed by Interfaith Scotland and has grown from strength to strength with around 100 events now being held each year across the whole of Scotland. As a result, we have built on this success and launched a new brand and website, with an easy to use online template so you can submit events which will be featured in our online programme and promoted on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages.
The theme for this year’s SIFW is creativity and the arts. We want you to share your stories through visual art, poetry, performance, craft and music. The arts are universal to all religions and cultures, it breaks down barriers and has no boundaries. The arts touch people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and faiths. By going to an event you can meet people in your community, learn a new skill, enjoy a meaningful conversation and generally increase your knowledge and understanding of diversity.