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Heroes and heroines continually inspire people across faiths and cultures – their stories found in scriptures or shared as spoken word among communities and generations. Whether these figures dared to stand up against prejudice, defended their communities, or their actions exemplified the beliefs of their faith, many find themselves uplifted or motivated by these tales.

How can we be inspired by heroic figures from our faith? Who motivates you from your faith? To you, what makes a hero?

This will be an intimate, participatory dialogue event with breakout rooms where you’ll have the chance to meet people from different faith and belief backgrounds. Participants are encouraged to bring stories about heroic figures from their own faiths to share during break-out room discussions.

All welcome!

 

NB: on booking you will be asked to state your religious background. In order to ensure the best experience for everyone, we work to make sure each small group includes people from the traditions under discussion. No matter what your background – religious or not – there will also be time for you to share from your own perspective.

If your ticket type is sold out, please join the waiting list by emailing info@interfaithglasgow.org

 

Speakers

Trishna Singh OBE

Trishna is the Founder/Director of Sikh Sanjog the only Sikh Family Support Charity in Scotland and Punjabi Junction Social Enterprise the first Sikh women’s Social Enterprise in Scotland. She is currently sits on the boards of Interfaith Scotland, Poverty Alliance and BEMIS, and is the Honorary Sikh Chaplain at Edinburgh University. In June 2022, her memoir, A Silent Voice Speaks: The Wee Indian Woman on the Bus, was published by Fledgling Press.

Eleanor Davis

Eleanor Davis is a student rabbi at Leo Baeck College, with a deep love of adult Jewish learning and especially Rosh Chodesh – celebrating the new moon, particularly as a time for women to connect personally and spiritually.

 

 

About Scriptural Reasoning

Scriptural Reasoning is a method of interfaith dialogue that aims to facilitate a deeper understanding of faith traditions through a focus on scriptures that follow a common theme. This event will feature speakers from Sikh and Jewish backgrounds who will present texts on the theme of heroic figures, followed by time for participants to discuss the texts in smaller groups.

You do not have to be in any way expert in your texts or tradition to participate. People often comment on how much they learn at Scriptural Reasoning events – about their own tradition as well as the traditions of others!

Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

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