At this international interfaith event, we at Interfaith Glasgow, along with Cape Town Interfaith Initiative and the Interfaith Center of New York, invited people of all faiths and none to share and reflect on poems from diverse cultures, faiths, and wisdom traditions that bring solace and joy. The program featured poetry readings from the US, Scotland, and South Africa, as well as small group discussions where participants shared their favourite poems with neighbours near and far.

This event built the sense of global community which arose from our 2021 World Interfaith Harmony Week collaboration. Featuring speakers: – Elzana October, poet, native to the Western Cape of South Africa – Aminta Kilawan-Narine, co-founder of Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus, New York – Rabbi Emma Gottlieb, member of Temple Israel’s rabbinic team, Cape Town, South Africa – Trishna Singh OBE, Founder/Director of Sikh Sanjog, Edinburgh, Scotland – Ryan Hill, board member of LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent, New York, USA – Dr Anastacia Tomson, Jewish, Johannesburg.