Many interfaith events take place outside of Scottish Interfaith Week (12-19 November) but are still very much part of the festival. These events unite people of all faiths and none across the nation.
These events include the Scottish Government’s Tackling Hate Crime Conference, celebrating interfaith connections in Shetland, the Scottish Pagan Federation’s annual conference, a travel writing and migration conference, Jewish Care Scotland’s monthly discussion panel, a tour of Glasgow’s places of worship and a COP28 Talanoa Dialogue.
Egon Altdorf: Into The Light, a Conversation
A conversation between Dr Mia Spiro (Senior Lecturer in Modern Jewish Culture and Holocaust Studies) and Dr Deborah Lewer (Senior Lecturer in History of Art) exploring Egon Altdorf’s work.
Time: November 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Place: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, University of Glasgow, West Quadrangle Glasgow
Celebrating Scottish Interfaith Week in Shetland
An opportunity to share together in food, music and friendship as we celebrate Scottish Interfaith Week in Shetland.
Time: November 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Place: Islesburgh Community Centre, King Harald Street Lerwick, Shetland
Returning to Our Roots: Annual Conference
The Scottish Pagan Federation are hosting Returning to Our Roots, their annual conference for 2023.
Time: November 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Place: The Glasgow Trades Hall, 85 Glassford Street, Merchant City Glasgow
Active Bystander: Islamophobia Awareness Month
MEND are hosting an online training about how to be an active bystander when hate crime occurs.
Time: November 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Faces of Faith Tour and Talk
A special event for Scottish Interfaith Week showcasing the Faces of Faith exhibition which shares the stories of Scotland’s diverse religious and cultural communities.
Time: November 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Find out more: Faces of Faith Tour and Talk – Scottish Interfaith Week
Jewish Care Scotland Discussion Panel – Community
Jewish Care Scotland hosts a monthly discussion panel and in November the focus will be on ‘Community’.
“JCS is delighted to be hosting a discussion panel as part of Scottish Interfaith Week. The event will see members of various faith groups coming together to discuss the challenges and opportunities of their communities. It will be a great chance to celebrate the similarities of different faith groups and their communities, and to understand their differences. At such a challenging time for our community, we hope this event can demonstrate the strength and solidarity within and between faith groups.” – Robyn Robyn Friel, Deputy Chief Executive
Time: November 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Place: Jewish Care Scotland, Walton Community Care Centre May Terrace Giffnock
How to Navigate Around a Hindu Temple
Dr Srihari Vallabhajousula, volunteer priest at the Hindu Temple of Scotland, will be conducting a talk on how to navigate around a Hindu temple..
He is also Hindu board member for Interfaith Scotland and Hindu Chaplain at the University of Glasgow.
Time: November 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Place: The Hindu Temple of Scotland, Rutherglen
Meet Your Neighbour: Walking Together Visiting Places of Worship in Glasgow
An opportunity to walk with friends and neighbours and visit our neighbouring places of worship in the West End of Glasgow.
Time: November 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Place: Saint Aloysius, 25 Rose Street Glasgow
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:
Building Cohesive Communities and Tackling Hate Crime Conference
The Scottish Government’s Hate Crime Strategic Partnership Group are hosting a conference on tackling hate crime and building cohesive communities.
Time: November 20 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
New Perspectives On Travel Writing Online Conference
This conference brings together travel writers and scholars of migration to explore whose journeys matter and whose stories get heard. Hosted by the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Art.
Time: November 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Informal Interfaith Gathering in the Spirit of Talanoa Dialogue @COP28
A powerful interfaith gathering to bring together climate justice actors from all over the world to reflect on COP28 in person and online.
Time: November 30 @ 7:30 pm
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.