invitationAt Glasgow Central Gurdwara on Thursday 17th of November at 6pm, the Interfaith Food Justice Network will launch their “Food Justice Declaration”.

This event will bring people involved in tackling food poverty in Glasgow and across Scotland together with faith leaders and city and national politicians.  Angela Constance MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities will be speaking at the event.  Also speaking will be Rev Martin Johnstone, Chair of the Independent Short Life Working Group on Food Poverty. Participants will spend time connecting with one another, so they can put their commitment to working together for food justice into action.

“Though from different traditions, we share beliefs that move us to action when people in our communities go hungry”                                      

(Food Justice Declaration)                                         

The Interfaith Food Justice Network is a movement of over thirty local groups and organisations in and around Glasgow working at the forefront of tackling food poverty. Coming from diverse backgrounds, they seek to support each other’s work in their shared goal of food justice for all. Those involved include Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Humanists and many non-religious people — and all involved in this important work are welcome. The Network invites organisations and individuals to sign the Food Justice Declaration (bit.do/foodjustice) and commit to joining us in working toward food security for all people in Scotland.

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Groups in the network provide food banks, soup kitchens, community cafes and meals, community gardens, and campaign for a fairer, more just food system.

The Interfaith Food Justice Network is an informal network curated by Faith in Community Scotland’s Transformation Team and Interfaith Glasgow, with support from the Centre for Human Ecology

Glasgow Central Gurdwara is located at 138 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HY

For more information please contact:
Shakeel Ali (shakeel@transformationteam.org / 0141 221 4576)

Magdalen Lambkin (magdalen.lambkin@interfaithglasgow.org / 0141 5580778 / Twitter: @interfaithglasg)

27 Jun 2016
June 27, 2016

EU Referendum

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EU Referendum

In light of the recent EU referendum result, as well as the debates leading up to it which have included some xenophobic and unfair comments, the staff and Board of Interfaith Glasgow would like to stand in solidarity with the people of many faith and belief traditions in Glasgow.

Interfaith Glasgow is a multi-faith organisation that holds dear the notion that as a society we are stronger, more creative and more effective when we celebrate diversity and promote dialogue.

We would like all our friends to know that Interfaith Glasgow will continue to work alongside the many faith communities in our city, and strive to promote diversity, social justice and harmony in Glasgow and beyond. We value our interfaith friendships and regard this work as our privilege.

The Interfaith Glasgow Team

Weekend Club shortbreadJoin us for our regular monthly weekend club meeting for asylum seekers and refugees. Learn the history and techniques of making Scottish shortbread and join us for a vegetarian meal. Venue: 525 Shields Road, G41 2RF. Time: 2:30 – 17:00 pm. To register, text Mohamed on 07511 044814, or email weekendclub@interfaithglasgow.org

20 Jan 2016
January 20, 2016

Weekend Club Burns Night Celebration

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Weekend Club for asylum seekers, refugees and new migrants. Join us on Saturday 23rd January 2 pm – 6 pm for a celebration of the poet Robert Burns, with poetry, great Ceilidh music and weekend clubvegetarian haggis! Travel expenses paid. If you would like to join us please email Mohamed at weekendclub@interfaithglasgow.org or text on 07511044814

 

Venue: 525 Shields Road, Glasgow G41 2RF
20 Jan 2016
January 20, 2016

Invitation to Gurdwara Community Meal

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An invitation for our next Interfaith community meal at Glasgow Gurdwara on Tuesday 2nd February, 1-3pm. If you would like to attend please email projects@interfaithglasgow.orgGurdware invite

Our next ‘Festivals Exchange’ event will take place on Thursday 7 January, 7-9pm and will offer the opportunity to witness a Muslim festival first hand.  This festival will celebrate the Mawlid of the Prophet Muhammad at Zia-ul-Quran Mosque.  

You are warmly invited by the Muslim community at Zia-ul Quran to witness an evening of religious songs, stories from the life of the Prophet Muhammad, and refreshments.  People of all faiths and none are welcome and you will be met by members of the community upon arrival.  Registration is essential.  If you would like to attend, please register by emailing Kemal:  projects@interfaithglasgow.org

This event is part of our ‘Festivals Exchange Programme’ which celebrates the rich religious and cultural diversity of the South East of Glasgow and fosters friendship-building and improved interfaith understanding by providing opportunities for people from different faith and belief backgrounds to gain a better understanding—and first-hand experience—of each other’s religious festivals.  (The previous two festivals were celebrated at Glasgow Gurdwara and Gorbals Parish Church, respectively.)  Festival Xchange events

11 Sep 2015
September 11, 2015

Interfaith Summit with First Minister

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On Tuesday, the First Minister held an historic Interfaith Summit. Interfaith Glasgow’s Project Manager, Rose, represented Interfaith Glasgow and spoke on the question of whether faith communities can work together beyond dialogue. She emphasised the huge potential that exists for collaborative working and told those present what people from different faith and belief backgrounds are doing to tackle food poverty and help refugees and asylum seekers in Glasgow. Read what the First Minister said abut the summit here:https://firstminister.gov.scot/first-minister-welcomes-fai…/

For photos of the summit see our Facebook album here.

Have a read what Rose said at the meeting below: read more →

04 Sep 2015
September 4, 2015

Glasgow Doors Open Day 2015

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Glasgow Doors Open Day

Glasgow’s Built Heritage Festival

14th – 20th September

Lots of Glasgow’s religious buildings are opening their doors to the public as part of this week long festival – including Glasgow Gurdwara, Glasgow Central Mosque and Garnethill Synagogue as well as many churches. Why not take advantage of this unique opportunity to see inside these beautiful places of worship – many have guided tours on offer too.

Here is a list of the religious buildings open to the public along with links to the more detailed information for each from the Glasgow Doors Open Day website.

Please check details – advanced booking is required for some.

Interfaith Glasgow warmly invites you to join us for our annual networking event …

‘Flourishing Together: an Evening of Interfaith Networking’

Thursday 27 August 2015

5:45-8:30pm (buffet supper included)
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art (Function Room), 2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH

Your chance to …

•  meet people from different religious communities and organisations in Glasgow
 
•  get an update on current interfaith work in Glasgow & how you can get involved
 
•  brainstorm about possibilities for friendship-building, dialogue, and cooperation
 
•  have your say in the future of interfaith education
 
•  get planning for Scottish Interfaith Week 2015
 
•  make new friends over a free buffet dinner
All welcome!  Please feel free to circulate this invitation to anyone who may be interested.
Registration from 5.45pm.  Vegetarian buffet will be served at 6pm.

Booking essential.  Please book via Eventbrite by 17th August, using this link:

If you find yourself unable to register through Eventbrite or require more information, please contact Magdalen:
magdalen.lambkin@interfaithglasgow.org


We look forward to seeing you there!

To celebrate Glasgow Mela’s 25th birthday, Interfaith Glasgow were at the Tramway at “Mela on your Doorstep” last month.

Check out the pictures below to see some of the reasons why people from diverse backgrounds love Glasgow!

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Food Poverty in Glasgow is rising

People from diverse faith and belief backgrounds are already doing great work helping provide food for those who need it.

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Rolling chapattis at Glasgow Gurdwara to be served at Cadogan Street Soup Kitchen, Glasgow City Centre.

 

Let’s make even more of a difference by working together!

Together with The Transformation Team, we are organising an evening on Thursday 30th April for people involved in food poverty initiatives and for those who want to get involved. Details below.

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Anti Islamic Graffiti on Glasgow Central Gurdwara

See the full BBC article here: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-32284473

This kind of malicious and ignorant vandalism stands in stark contrast to the attitude of the vast majority of people in Glasgow who appreciate our city’s rich diversity and make every effort to live in peace with each other.

Our sympathies go to the Sikh community whose place of worship has fallen prey to this senseless act of vandalism; to the Muslim community, who were its intended target; to the Jewish community, for whom the image of the swastika conjures such horror; and to the Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist communities who have long endured the abuse of one of their ancient sacred symbols.

As people of all faiths and none, let us stand shoulder-to-shoulder in challenging ignorance and hatred in all its forms!

 

 

01 Apr 2015
April 1, 2015

We are recruiting!

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WANTED:  Freelance Project Officer

For ‘Weekend Club’ initiative (Interfaith Glasgow)

We are seeking to contract the services of a Project Officer to deliver our new ‘Weekend Club’ initiative, which is an interfaith response to the plight of refugees, asylum seekers, and new migrants in Glasgow.  The initiative will, in particular, tackle the isolation and loneliness resulting from the limited provision of services at the weekend.  The post will involve recruiting, establishing, and supporting an interfaith group of volunteers to put on a series of activities which increase social interaction and decrease the isolation felt by refugees, asylum seekers, and new migrants living in Glasgow.

You will be self-employed with flexible working hours and will be contracted for a maximum of 666 hours of work at £12 per hour over an approximately 17 month period.

The deadline for applications is 20th April 2015.

For a full job description and details of how to apply please click here: Weekend Club Project Officer – Job Advert

Monday 23rd March

6-8.30pm

The Pearce Institute

840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU

Are you or your community involved in the effort to tackle food poverty in our city?

Do you think more could be achieved by working together?

Would you like more volunteers for your project?

Then Interfaith Glasgow together with The Transformation Team invite you to come along to the above event for an opportunity to:

  • connect up with similar projects the city
  • brainstorm about practical ways of co-operation
  • learn about how you can increase your pool of volunteers

*A free, locally sourced buffet dinner will be served at 6pm*

Booking essential. To book your place please sign up via Eventbrite by clicking here or for more information please contact Magdalen at magdalen.lambkin@interfaithglasgow.org or phone Interfaith Glasgow on 0141 4206982