Today marks Day 8 of Scottish Interfaith Week, an annual festival uniting people of all faiths and none across the nation.
Today’s events include an interfaith service in Stirling, community conversations in Bishopbriggs, brunch and blether, a Soul Space event, a family workshop at St Mungo Museum, and a tour of Garnethill Synagogue.
Interfaith Sunday Service: Unity in the Community
We invite people from all faiths and none to join us for an Interfaith Sunday Service at Viewfield Parish Church in Stirling.
“Every year I love to organise an interfaith service on the last day of interfaith week. This year our guest speaker is Frances Hume from Interfaith Scotland. Due to the war between Israel and Hamas, I have also invited a Muslim and Jewish representative of their community to attend and pray for world peace, and religious harmony in the middle of conflicts. After the Sunday Service we are hoping to have lunch together at the church hall and learn Scottish dances and Bollywood dances.” – Rev Peter Gill, event organiser
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Place: Viewfield Parish Church Viewfield Parish Church, 88 Viewfield Place, Stirling
The Baha’i Community of Bishopbriggs warmly invites you to join us for our regular ‘Brunch and Blether’.
Time: 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
Find out more: Community Conversations – Scottish Interfaith Week
Mapping Out Glasgow’s Faith Communities: Family Activity
This family drop-in workshop celebrates Scottish Interfaith Week by exploring the different places of worship and sacred spaces across the city.
“Our event will offer a none threatening way for people to informally learn about and map the diverse places of worship in Glasgow across the faith traditions. Everyone will be welcome and encouraged to participate in so much as they are comfortable. People will be able to choose from different images of places of workshop or different faith symbols to map their locations on our large wall collage. We hope people will be able to map and share and discuss their own places of worship and /or sacred spaces with each other.” – Harry Dunlop, Curator
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Place: St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art 2 Castle Street, Glasgow
Tour of Garnethill Synagogue & The Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre
Join the tour to find out about aspects of Jewish religious practice and way of life, and learn how the Jewish community have contributed to Scotland over the last 200 years.
“We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to Garnethill Synagogue, where they will be able to see the historic building as well as find out about the fascinating history of the Jewish community in Scotland through our displays. Interfaith engagement is really important to be able to bring people of different faiths together, and our knowledgeable guides enjoy meeting people from all backgrounds.” – Kerry Patterson, Manager of the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Place: Garnethill Synagogue 129 Hill Street, Glasgow
Edinburgh and the World of Islam – Walking Tour
Join us on this exclusive free walking tour as we visit the Islamic landmarks of the beautiful city of Edinburgh led by Zahid Ali, Director of CPF. This tour will include some of the landmarks mentioned in the Edinburgh – World of Islam tour, produced by Professor Hugh Goddard.
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Place: Edinburgh Central Mosque
Soul Space: Community
Everyone is welcome to attend this gathering of people of all faiths and none. We will be sharing and talking about ‘Community’.
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Place: Stirling Methodist Church 21 Queen Street, Stirling
Find out more: Soul Space: Community – Scottish Interfaith Week
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