Scottish Interfaith Week is an accessible and exciting way to learn more about the communities around us and befriend our neighbours.
Organisations and local groups from the Northern Isles to the Scottish Borders will host events throughout the festival week to explore the theme of ‘community’ and bring people from all faiths and none together.
The festival starts on Sunday 12th November and runs until Sunday 19th November.
The busy festival programme includes a conference on children’s spirituality by Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, a civic reception at Glasgow City Chambers, visits to historical archives, and a multi-faith service at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh.
Director of Interfaith Scotland, Dr Maureen Sier said:
“As we look forward to another successful festival, we want to thank everyone across Scotland who embraces Scottish Interfaith Week and works hard to break down barriers which divide communities. We are stronger when we celebrate our differences and strive for change together.”
Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Revd Sally Foster-Fulton said:
“Scottish Interfaith Week is an opportunity for us to celebrate the wonderful diversity of faith communities in Scotland. The theme for my year as Moderator is based on the Zulu phrase Ubuntu which means ‘I am because you are’. We cannot be human beings by ourselves, but are created to be in community. We count on each other. So this Interfaith Week, let’s step out of our comfort zones and search for common ground.”
More events will be added to the programme in the lead up to the festival launch.
You can view the festival programme at www.scottishinterfaithweek.org/event