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Support for Interfaith Scotland

Published: 8 Nov 2016 14:45

Funding to support promote the work of Interfaith.

Interfaith Scotland is to receive £145,000 to help support their work with different faith groups and interfaith organisations.

Making the announcement while meeting with representatives from different faith groups and interfaith organisations across Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“In the past year we have witnessed faith groups working together with one voice to show their support during humanitarian crises across the world.

“The vital work of Interfaith Scotland in raising awareness of the importance of interfaith dialogue and increasing our understanding of different traditions and practices enriches our communities.

“By working together with Interfaith Scotland and all communities I hope to see a safer, stronger and more inclusive society which we are all able to fully contribute to and benefit from.”

Director of Interfaith Scotland Dr Maureen Sier said:

“Interfaith Scotland is delighted to receive this funding from the Scottish Government. It allows us to continue the important interfaith engagement work that takes place across Scotland.  Challenging religious prejudice, stereotyping and misunderstanding is at the heart of what we do and ensures that everyone, whatever their religion or belief, has an opportunity to play an active role in promoting a just and inclusive Scotland.”

 

Background

Since the 1970s Interfaith Scotland has been growing interfaith expertise and is highly regarded in the international interfaith community as being a leader. Interfaith organisations promote mutual understanding of the teachings, traditions and practices of different faith communities.

The Scottish Government is providing £145,000 of funding for Interfaith Scotland in 2016-17.

Contact

Cristina Dello Sterpaio: 0131 244 2517 / 07557 848 722