Interfaith Glasgow has appointed two new part-time freelancers to help deliver its work. Meet Magdalen Lambkin (Project Worker) and Clare McCormack (Youth Worker):
Project Worker, Interfaith Glasgow
Although born and bred in Belfast Magdalen has lived in Glasgow for over ten years. Her interest in cross-community relations in Northern Ireland was expanded when she encountered Scotland’s religious diversity and lively interfaith movement.
She volunteered for many years with Interfaith Scotland where she worked together with members of the Youth Committee to organise and run interfaith events and dialogue sessions. She also served on Interfaith Scotland’s Executive Committee and has been involved in a number of international interfaith initiatives including an exchange with interfaith organisations in New York and Barcelona, and an interfaith pilgrimage to Israel/Palestine.
She has a Masters in Interfaith Studies and has tutored on World Religions courses at the University of Glasgow. She is currently writing up her PhD which explores practices in interreligious study and dialogue which are focussed on scripture. She is looking forward to getting stuck into the practical challenge of promoting greater interfaith engagement in Glasgow.
Freelance Youth Worker, Interfaith Glasgow
Clare has worked as a youth and community development worker for the past 7 years, for a variety of organisations, and gained her professional qualification in community education from Moray House in Edinburgh two years ago. She is particularly interested in empowering young people to have their voices heard in society, and encouraging them to take action and make a difference.
Alongside working with Interfaith Glasgow, she is also Scottish Development Worker for StreetSpace (an initiative of Frontier Youth Trust), and a charity director of Create Paisley which is an innovative creative arts youth charity, encouraging young people to get involved, be reflective and get creative in their communities.
Clare is looking forward to working across Glasgow to promote friendship, dialogue and common action between young people of different faiths. She is particularly excited to work on a couple of short films with the young people as part of our forthcoming Stepping into Diversity project with WSREC.