National Holocaust Memorial Day Event Scotland

Edinburgh Interfaith Association

The Edinburgh Interfaith Association, on behalf of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, invites you to register for the official National Holocaust Memorial Day Event for Scotland to be held online on 26 January 2022 at 6pm. We will pay our respects to those who lost their lives in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides and attempt to learns the lessons from humanity’s dark past.

The program will include contributions from Holocaust survivor Henry Wuga , Rwandan genocide survivor against the Tutsi Eric Eugene Murangwa, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Cabinet Secretary Shona Robison, and students from across Scotland and Rwanda.

The programme produced by the Edinburgh Interfaith Association will go out on the Edinburgh Interfaith Association YouTube channel.  Look out for the live link at Holocaust Memorial Day | EIFA Website 2021 (edinburghinterfaith.com)

Or register to receive the link to the programme emailed directly at:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/national-holocaust-memorial-day-programme-scotland-streamed-online-registration-228269659697

World Interfaith Harmony Week 1st-7th Feb 2022

Dear friends

Interfaith Scotland is delighted to inform you that we are planning two events to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week which takes place from 1st – 7th February.

Protection of Mother Earth through Mindfulness and Prayer
Tuesday 1st February, 12.30 – 2.45pm, online webinar

Interfaith Scotland is working with Mindfulness for Earth and Faith for Earth to host this online webinar. Speakers from seven faiths will share what mindfulness and prayer means to them in the context of protecting the environment. Please see the attached poster for more details.

To book please email contact@mindfulness4earth.org . You will be sent the joining instructions for the webinar two weeks prior to the event.

Pilgrimage to Places of Worship
Thursday 3rd February, 11am – 4pm

Interfaith Scotland is working with Women of Faith and Community (Glasgow) and the Edinburgh Women’s Interfaith Group to host a visit to places of worship in the West End of Glasgow. The theme is ‘Stories of Hope from Women of Faith’. The event will be open to all and details for booking will be sent to you in the New Year. Please note if Covid restrictions do not allow the event to take place we will postpone to the Spring.

www.interfaithscotland.org

INTERFAITH SCOTLAND SUMMIT

previously posted on the home page

It was a great privilege to be part of the annual Interfaith Scotland summit here in Scotland, and on Zoom on this occasion when faith leaders from a wide range of religious communities had the opportunity to meet with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and a couple of her key colleagues, Mairi McAllan MSP, the Minister for Environment and Land Reform, Shona Robison MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government. All three spoke well and clearly value their links with faith communities. They had listened carefully to those who spoke on our behalf, including Christian, Sikh, Muslim, Jewish and Bahai’i representatives. Time was short, just one hour, and presentations and conversation largely focussed on the effects of the pandemic and the importance of COP 26. It was good to see politics and faith in touch.

Blessings,

Paul