Today marks Day 2 of Scottish Interfaith Week, an annual festival uniting people of all faiths and none across the nation.

Today’s events include the Launch of Scottish Interfaith Week, the Faces of Faith exhibition, a conference on children’s spirituality in hospices, the launch of Dundee’s Faith Covenant, an interfaith service in St Mary’s Episcopal Church, an interfaith lecture at St Andrews University, and the start of a daily online group praying for peace.

Faces of Faith Exhibition in Aberdeen

Interfaith Scotland’s beautiful Faces of Faith exhibition will be available to view at the Sir Duncan Rice Library in Aberdeen from Monday 13th November to Sunday 26th November.

Time: November 13 @ 8:00 am – November 26 @ 10:00 pm

Place: Sir Duncan Rice Library Sir Duncan Rice Library, Bedford Road, Aberdeen

Find out more: Faces of Faith Exhibition in Aberdeen – Scottish Interfaith Week

Bigger than a Box! Conference on Children’s Spirituality

This one day conference, hosted by Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, will explore how we assess, nurture, connect with and celebrate children’s spirituality while receiving palliative care in healthcare and in faith and belief communities.

“There are currently over 500 children living in Scotland with a life shortening condition. We are intentionally holding this conference during Interfaith Week as we recognise the important role Faith Communities can have for families who have a child with a life shortening condition.  We hope it will be a space where Faith Representatives and Chaplains can learn from children and families together.” – Ali Pandian, Chaplain at Children’s Hospices Across Scotland

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Place: Conifox Adventure Centre Conifox Adventure Centre, Kirkliston

Find out more: Bigger than a Box! Conference on Children’s Spirituality – Scottish Interfaith Week

Launch of Faith Covenant

Faith and Belief (Dundee and Tayside) trustees will join the Lord Provost of Dundee, Dundee City Council and faith leaders for a private event to launch a Faith Covenant.

The Faith Covenant recognises the substantial work done by faith communities in support of those suffering deprivation in the city.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Place: Dundee

Find out more: Launch of Faith Covenant – Scottish Interfaith Week

Celebrating Community: Scottish Interfaith Week Launch & 30th Anniversary of Aberdeen Interfaith Group

Interfaith Scotland are hosting a celebration of Scottish Interfaith Week and the 30th Anniversary of the Aberdeen Interfaith Group in Aberdeen.

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Place: Aberdeen Town House Aberdeen Town House, Broad Street/Union Street, Aberdeen

Find out more: Celebrating Community: Scottish Interfaith Week Launch & 30th Anniversary of Aberdeen Interfaith Group – Scottish Interfaith Week

Introductory Lecture: What is ‘Interfaith’?

Join the University of St Andrews Chaplaincy to kick-start Scottish Interfaith Week 2023 with an introductory lecture on interfaith.

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Place: School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews

Find out more: Introductory Lecture: What is ‘Interfaith’? – Scottish Interfaith Week

United For Peace, Edinburgh Communities United Against Hate

A magical celebration of Edinburgh’s rich diversity of faiths and cultures through uplifting music, readings and much more.

“The Edinburgh Interfaith Association is gratified to partner with others to present United for Peace: Edinburgh’s Communities United Against Hate at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral.  Dr Martin Luther King said “The long arc of the moral universe always points toward justice.”  This very special gathering of people of all faiths and none at all will unite as one committed community to insure that Dr King’s words are as true today as they were when recited sixty years ago and that the day when we all hold hands in peace together.” – Professor Joe Goldblatt, Chair of Edinburgh Inter Faith Association

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Place: St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh

Find out more: United For Peace, Edinburgh Communities United Against Hate – Scottish Interfaith Week

Online events

We are passionate about online events because people from across Scotland and the world can engage with the festival online and meet people of different faiths.

Here are the online events for today:

Prayer for Peace

Praying for peace is something all of us can do, from any religious background. This is a one-hour program for five nights, every night from 9-10 PM on Zoom.

Time: November 13 @ 9:00 pm – November 17 @ 10:00 pm

Place: Online

Find out more: Prayer for Peace – Scottish Interfaith Week

More events

You can search for events near you on our festival events calendar.

Some events are added to the programme last minute and may not show up in this list. For all the latest events, please visit our events calendar.