Today marks Day 5 of Scottish Interfaith Week, an annual festival uniting people of all faiths and none across the nation.

Today’s events include the annual Building Bridges Symposium, a family day at New Lanark World Heritage Site exploring migration, collage-making in Dumfries and Galloway, a university chaplaincy event about burnout, a climate justice dialogue event, and an online spiritual exploration discussion.

Building Bridges Symposium

The Building Bridges Symposium hosted by Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education will feature special guest speakers and interactive workshops and panels.

Time: 8:55 am – 1:00 pm

Place: Dundee

Find out more: Building Bridges Symposium 2023 – Scottish Interfaith Week

Shared Spaces: Migration Past and Present

Come and join us at this family-friendly event, to explore ways of living and being together, of sharing space in both past and present, learning from people who have experienced migration in their lives.

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Place: Lanark

Find out more: Shared Spaces: Migration Past & Present – Scottish Interfaith Week

Celebrating our Communities!

Dumfries and Galloway Inter Faith Group will be making a large collage of images of our homes, families, friends, communities or place and interest, our faith.

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Place: Dumfries and Galloway Multicultural Association

Find out more: Celebrating our Communities! – Scottish Interfaith Week

Faith, Family and Community: How Different Traditions Enrich Our Lives and Communities

Join Peace Embassy Scotland for an informal evening of presentations and discussion on how different faith traditions and values shape our family life and contribute to our social well-being.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Place: Glasgow Peace Embassy FFWPU

Find out more: Faith, Family and Community: How Different Traditions Enrich Our Lives and Communities – Scottish Interfaith Week

Sacred Space

A neighbourhood event involving an evening of readings, music and conversation on ‘Community’.

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Place: Stirling

Find out more: Sacred Space – Scottish Interfaith Week

Lanarkshire Baha’i Communities: Prayers for Peace

Join Lanarkshire Baha’i Communities for prayers, meditation and music in the spirit of world peace 🕊️

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Place: Lanarkshire

Find out more: Lanarkshire Baha’i Communities: Prayers for Peace – Scottish Interfaith Week

Peace, Unity and Dialoguing Together

Join the University of St Andrews for a conversation between representatives of different faiths.

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Place: St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews

Find out more: Peace, Unity and Dialoguing Together – 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:

Building Community Without Depleting Yourself

We will draw on archetypes from our faith traditions to help us be effective in connecting with others, supporting others, and being supported by others, whilst becoming more fully alive ourselves.

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Place: Online

Find out more: Building Community Without Depleting Yourself – Scottish Interfaith Week

Exploring Spiritual Experiences

As part of Scottish Interfaith Week join us for 90 minutes online for a journey of self-discovery and spiritual exploration.

“Spiritual experiences fascinate me. Having had several of my own that have had profound effects on my life I very much welcome the opportunity to host a safe space for Interfaith Scotland in which I can explore the topic more deeply with others. As a member of the Alister Hardy Trust I have access to a database of over 5000 accounts from people of many different faiths, and none, and will be sharing some of these during the session to encourage conversation and discussion.” – Keith Tanner, event organiser

Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Place: Online

Find out more: Exploring Spiritual Experiences – Scottish Interfaith Week

Faith Communities and Climate Justice

We will be exploring the topic of climate justice in faith communities, in conversation and dialogue with Bishop Ian Paton.

Time: 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Place: Online

Find out more: Faith Communities and Climate Justice – 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.