Scottish Interfaith Week Ambassadors

On Wednesday evening we ran our first training session with the first ever group of Ambassadors for Scottish Interfaith Week 2016.

Although Interfaith Scotland have been running Scottish Interfaith Week for a number of years, this is the first time that we will have a group of ambassadors reporting back on events they attend – with 50 to choose from across Scotland there should be great variety.  I’m really looking forward to reading through the blogs!

What is Scottish Interfaith Week?

From the 13th of November our local groups and individuals are organising a great range of events which will bring together people from all faiths and none in Scotland.  The theme this year is ‘Religion in the Media’.  I’m sure we all agree that the media has a huge impact on many aspects of our lives.  This will be an opportunity to pause and focus on these impacts and work out what we can do about it.

There is a huge range of events including coffee mornings, film showings, a summit with the First Minister, arts & crafts events, dialogues…. the list is massive! Check out what’s happening in your area.

Introducing our Ambassadors

We’ve recruited a number of volunteers who will attend events in their area and use this blog page to report back on the events; what happened, who they met, how they felt, what will happen next, etc.

This is the first time we’ve done this, so we hope it will be a ambassadorsgreat success.  Our aim to spread word about all the events to new people who may be interested in interfaith work.

The first job for our ambassadors is to write a short blog to introduce themselves and let us all know which events they are planning to attend.  I’ll hopefully post these next week – so keep your eyes peeled!

Social Media

We will be posting regular updates in the build up to and throughout Scottish Interfaith Week 2016 – so check out our Twitter and Facebook pages.  Help us spread the word using the hashtag #SIFW2016

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Author: Paul Daly

Parliamentary & Media Freelancer at Interfaith Scotland, Advocacy & Activism Officer at Amnesty International in Scotland and board member of Friends of the Earth Scotland.

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