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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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Interfaith Glasgow on 0141 4206982
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 →