[Glasgow] 2nd June, 2pm, The Undercroft, St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, 13 George St.
One cut too many? In a challenging economic climate, the government have introduced austerity measures which they argue are vital to enable the country to emerge from recession. Many people affected are the vulnerable in our society. The Civic Café asks are these cuts truly necessary? Is there an alternative? And how might the three faith communities respond in practical ways? The Three Faiths Forum recognises the commonalties shared by the three Abrahamic Traditions, including the responsibility to end poverty. It encourages members of the three faith communities to attend this vital meeting to ensure their voice is heard on this issue, to have a chance to direct questions to the people of influence and to identify what steps can be taken to address the problems of the rise of poverty in the UK. For further information please contact Iain Stewart, Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association Email: Iain@EIFA.org.uk Tel: 0131 629 9058
[Edinburgh] 6th May 4.30 – 5.30pm, St Johns Church Hall, Princes St, EH2 4BJ.
How faith communities are adopting Fair Trade.
“He who sleeps on a full stomach whilst his neighbour goes hungry is not one of us” Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Join us for a lively presentation and discussion on Fair Trade and how it can be adopted among our different faith communities. Now that Scotland has achieved Fair Trade Nation status, how can we promote and celebrate this within our different communities? Where does it fit in within a faith perspective?
Rachel Farey: Chair of Edinburgh Fairtrade City Group and Manager of One World Shop;
Martin Rhodes: Director of Scottish Fair Trade Forum.
Special Guest: Mohammad Zaman, Campaigns Officer of MADE in Europe: Hear how young people in Muslim communities are fighting global poverty.
The event is followed by a Community Meal in the Church Hall at 6pm. The meal is free (Donations welcome) and all are welcome. To confirm you attendance to the Civic Café and / or Community Meal, please email email@example.com
*All volunteers will participate in fully funded specialist training through the Oral History Society*
Stepping into Diversity
A journey through the amazing story of Glasgow’s diversity is now underway. Stepping into Diversity, an 18 month project, is built around a unique collection of neighbouring heritage sites within the city’s Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Jewish and Buddhist communities.
Using an intergenerational approach, the project will develop education opportunities about the heritage of Glasgow’s ethnic diversity and its ongoing legacy. Stepping into Diversity has two main elements – collecting oral histories and developing heritage tours. (more…)
- Nick Cohen: You Can’t Read this Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom
- Shereen El Feki: Sex and the Citadel
- John Gray: The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths
- Martin Palmer: Sacred Places
- Maajid Nawaz: Radical
- A C Grayling: The God Argument
- Mona Siddiqui: Christians, Muslims and Jesus
- Pankaj Mishra: From the Ruins of Empire
- Francis Spufford: Unapologetic (more…)
How can visiting woodlands and wild places strengthen our faith and enhance spiritual practice?
What importance does caring for our environment have in our spiritual life?
What are the benefits of holding spiritual/religious events outdoors?
Come and explore these topics with members of various faith communities from Glasgow and beyond, in a beautiful woodland setting.
Talks*Workshops*Games*Adventure Activities*Herbal Medicine*Ecology*Storytelling*Arts and Crafts
Free Event! Includes light buffet lunch.
People from all Faith Communities Welcome!
Free minibus pick-up/drop-off from Milngavie Station
Places strictly limited! Please email Alasdair at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
Forestry Commission Scotland
Equality and Human Rights Commission launches guidance on managing religion or belief in the workplace
“EHRC has published new guidance today (14th February) to help employers and employees deal with the expression of religion or belief at work and avoid conflict and costly court cases.” Read the full press release and access links to the Guidance
The course explores the relationship between religions in the context of a plural society and globalised world. It places emphasis on praxis, theory and your experience.