We have an exciting programme of projects and events which we deliver throughout the year!
The Weekend Club is an interfaith response to the social isolation experienced by refugees, asylum seekers, and new migrants who arrive in Glasgow, often with little to know English or money, unable to work and struggling with the effects of trauma. This exciting project offers family friendly events which enable newcomers to get to know Glasgow; to better understand Scottish culture, history, and values; to learn about Scottish culture and civic life, and share aspects of their home traditions; to enjoy a good meal; and improve their English in fun and relaxed settings.
All our activities and events are delivered by a team of volunteers from different religion and belief backgrounds alongside Programme Manager, Lynnda Wardle. All Weekend Club events are free and there’s free food to boot!
We have hosted events such as lunch and a tour at Glasgow Gurdwara, an Eid Party, kite-making with Ricefield Community Arts, a trip to a safari park, a Hogmanay themed party, and more! Participants have come from numerous countries, including: Algeria, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Ethiopia, Sudan, Syria, Palestine, Nigeria, Ghana, Pakistan, India, Libya, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Poland, and the Czech Republic.
So if you’re a refugee, asylum seeker, or new migrant, why not come along and meet the world! To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if you would like to make a donation to the Weekend Club or offer free event space, wish to join the volunteer organising group or have ideas, skills, or venues you think might be useful to this venture, please contact Mohamed Omar: email@example.com
Faith to Faith
“Faith to faith” is a monthly series of informal dialogue events organised in partnership between Interfaith Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art.
Each month we provide a relaxed and inclusive space in which speakers from different backgrounds present on contemporary themes from their personal perspectives, and participants engage with the speakers and each other in friendly conversation. There’s always time for tea, coffee, and cake!
Each event runs from 2-4pm on a Sunday at St Mungo Museum. Free and open to all.
Approaches to Mental Health, Faith and Nature, Religious Founders, Religion and Science, LGBT+ People of Faith, Challenging Sectarianism, Faith and Poetry, Religion and Popular Culture, Heaven and Hell, Music, and more!
Interfaith Glasgow and St Mungo Museum look forward to welcoming you
Interfaith dialogue focused on extracts of scripture
Since May 2014 we have been introducing people to this method of interfaith dialogue which has proved very popular around the world. Scriptural Reasoning involves people coming together in small groups to read extracts of scripture together in an informal, friendly setting in order to build interfaith understanding and friendships. For more info see www.scripturalreasoning.org
We host meetings of Christians, Jews and Muslims as well as meetings that look at texts from a broad range of traditions and that are open to all – religious and non-religious.
“When I first saw the readings for the session, they seemed very short and I wondered whether we could fill a whole session discussing them – there didn’t seem much to say at first glance! But I was wrong… once we started to really look at the texts and listen to each other’s interpretations; there was more than enough food for thought. I’ve gained a fascinating insight into Christianity and Islam from these reasoning sessions – having a concrete starting point gives a great basis for beginning to appreciate the true differences between the traditions that don’t always come out in general conversation at purely social interfaith meetings. There is a much greater chance to see what really matters to people about their faith.” –Jewish Participant
Working in partnership with Faith in Community Scotland’s Transformation Team we support the Interfaith Food Justice Network to create opportunities for networking, collaboration, and sharing of best practice between diverse religious and non-religious groups in Glasgow who work in the area of food justice.
The Interfaith Food Justice Network is a growing 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. Check out the network’s facebook page here.
See the work done as part of of our Interfaith Volunteer Swap.
If you are working in this area and would like to get involved, please contact Magdalen Lambkin: firstname.lastname@example.org