Scottish Interfaith Week 2018
11th – 18th November 2018
The Scottish Government declared 2018 to be the Year of Young People. One of the main aims of the year was 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. Events took place right across Scotland during Scottish Interfaith Week for people of all ages, faiths and cultures and you can find the programme here.
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About Interfaith Scotland
Scottish Interfaith Week was established by Interfaith Scotland in 2004. As the national interfaith organisation for Scotland,
Interfaith Scotland works to 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.
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Coming together to promote good relations and build strong bonds of mutual friendship and trust is at the heart of interfaith dialogue and Scottish Interfaith Week is an opportunity for everyone to get involved and help build a Scotland where everyone is valued, whatever their religion or belief.
Dr Maureen Sier, Director Interfaith Scotland
SIFW energises us to look at new ways to raise awareness of Inter Faith issues in the Shetland community – it is splendid to have a theme to work to!
Tom Macintyre, Shetland Interfaith Group
Taking part in Scottish Interfaith Week doesn’t just provide groups and individuals with the opportunity to gather and learn from one another’s experiences – it’s also a lot of fun! People should get involved and attend the events of Scottish Interfaith Week because there is a lot for each individual to learn from the experiences of others, and also because in doing so we create a visible sign to the wider community that peace and friendship is possible for all, regardless of our backgrounds or faiths.
Mark Jones, Renfrewshire Interfaith Forum
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.
Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland