Interfaith Glasgow is a newly incorporated Scottish charity specialising in promoting and facilitating constructive engagement between different faith and belief communities in Glasgow, so as to help create a better-connected, safer, and more harmonious city for all. We aim to deliver innovative programmes of activities aimed, firstly, at increasing friendships and societal interaction between people of diverse faiths and beliefs; secondly, at fostering greater mutual understanding and challenging prejudices and misconceptions; and, thirdly, at increasing opportunities for people from different faith communities to work cooperatively to address issues of common concern. Initially a project of Interfaith Scotland’s (the national agency for interfaith dialogue), we have been operating since October 2012 and became an independent charity (SCIO) in May 2016. Our core funding is from the Scottish Government.
Our Weekend Club Project is an innovative programme of events providing activities over the weekend for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Our Weekend Club officer, Mohamed Omar, along with 10 dedicated volunteers from different faith and belief traditions have worked hard to make this pilot project the success it is!
Together they have planned and delivered various fantastic events including a visit to the Christmas market, a ceilidh and Burns Supper, a visit to Bannockburn, shortbread making, an introduction to Scots Law and a visit to New Lanark, to name just a few of the fun events undertaken over the last 10 months.
If you are interested in volunteering, or attending the weekend Club, please email Mohamed or call 0141 558 0778
See our latest video here!
Please also check our Facebook page for updates.
‘Religion and the Media’
Across Scotland, there were more than 50 events during Interfaith Week, including our own!
Interfaith Glasgow celebrated our coming of age as an independent charity with our launch event hosted at the City Chambers at the start of Interfaith Week. Over 100 people attended, including local councillors, faith leaders, members of the Scottish Parliament, funders and various community organisations with whom we have worked over the years.
We would like to say a big thank you to our volunteers who helped at the events, the Interfaith Week Ambassadors who blogged about the events attended (see here for some of their impressions) our Trustees who volunteered, promoted and attended our events, our funders, and of course many of our interfaith friends who came along to enjoy all that was on offer.
INTERFAITH GLASGOW DECLARATION
Please join our community of Interfaith supporters and friends by signing the Declaration of Support! So far 95 people from different faith and belief traditions and organisations across Glasgow have signed.