Last month (March 2013) Interfaith Glasgow organised a day of BBC visits to three places of worship:  Glasgow Hindu Mandir, Glasgow Central Gurdwara, and Garnethill Synagogue.  The visits were attended by members of the BBC Scotland Diversity Board and Senior Management Team and hosted by members of the Hindu, Sikh, and Jewish communities.  At each place of worship our hosts provided tours of their places of worship, refreshments, and opportunities for conversation with community members, including the Mandir women’s group and Sikh and Jewish young people.  The visits were not only an opportunity for the BBC to raise their awareness of religious diversity, but also for faith communities to build links with the BBC and discuss issues of concern, such as how their communities and religious identities are represented in the media.  The day was a great success and feedback from the BBC and the communities who took part was very positive.




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