On 30 November over 100 people from diverse backgrounds came along to our youth-led Interfaith Family Fun Day at Pollokshields Burgh Hall. read more →
In the run up to Interfaith Week, we have been working with Shawlands Academy in planning a series of events on the theme of forgiveness.
On Thursday Kemal Pervanic spoke with pupils from Shawlands Academy and Rosshall Academy about his experiences as a survivor of the notorious Omarska concentration camp, which was set up by Bosnian Serb forces in the early days of the Bosnian War. read more →
Last night the Hidden Gardens hosted the first in our series of interfaith community meals. The aim of these meals is to bring together people from different religious communities in the South East of Glasgow to share good food and good conversation in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Our hope is that friendships that cross religious boundaries will flourish and mutual understanding will deepen.
Last night’s guests included members of the Muslim (Sunni and Shia), Baha’i, Christian, Buddhist, and Sikh traditions. Delicious food was prepared by the Hidden Gardens’ cooking group and presented in an ambient setting conducive to dialogue on the theme of faith and nature.
Our thanks go to The South East Integration Network (for funding this community meals project), the Hidden Gardens, and all the attendees for making last night so special.
Can you or should you forgive the “unforgivable”?
What does it mean to forgive?
Yesterday evening at Shawlands Academy, people from Glasgow’s diverse communities had a unique opportunity to explore the difficult and messy concept of forgiveness with Marian Partington, an inspirational woman whose sister, Lucy, was murdered by notorious serial killers Fred and Rosemary West. read more →
Interfaith Glasgow welcomes the newest member of our team, Kemal Okan, who has started with us as Project Worker. Kemal will be working on our South East Glasgow project which is funded through the South East Integration Network up to March 2015. This project will be making connections with faith and belief communities in the South East of Glasgow to run a series of community meals in the various places of worship in this part of the city. These meals will be an opportunity for people from all backgrounds to experience some of the diversity which exists in the South East and will also be an excellent opportunity for dialogue too. To find out more please contact Kemal on email@example.com
As we progressed into the first section of the project, our friendships have grown in depth as we got to know one another better. Sometimes just ‘getting along’ and doing fun things together is a great way to do Interfaith work. Continue reading to see more of our journey on the SID project.
On the last day of Interfaith Week 2013 in Scotland, Interfaith Glasgow held an “Interfaith Family Fair” in St Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art.
One of the key parts of putting a project like this together is ensuring that everyone is on the same page – no mean feat, when everyone starts out on their own pages! Let’s have a look and see how we achieved this as a group! read more →
Interfaith Glasgow are sad to be saying ‘goodbye for now’ to our project manager Dr Rose Drew, who is leaving us to have a baby. We wish her and her family the very best of luck and are looking forward to hearing her news soon.
To cover for Rose during her maternity leave we are delighted to welcome Michael Wilson. Michael has been involved in equality work, in particular with minority ethnic and faith communities, since he graduated from the University of Dundee all the way back in 2005. He is currently on secondment from his role as Deputy Director of the West of Scotland Regional Equality Council until September 2014 covering the position of Project Manager at Interfaith Glasgow while Rose is on maternity leave. read more →
Interfaith Glasgow are pleased to announce a new opportunity to work with us.
As part of the ‘Stepping into Diversity’ Youth Filmmaking Project, we are looking to recruit a Freelance Sessional Film Project Worker. This person will assist in all film and media related aspects of the project and in the creation of two short films.
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Project Manager of Interfaith Glasgow, Rose Drew, met on Wednesday with First Minister Alex Salmond and a handful of other delegates to discuss recently published statisics on religiously aggravated offending in Scotland 2012-13. read more →