Committee for Interreligious Dialogue

The Scottish Bishops' Committee for Interreligious Dialogue exists to make Catholics and others aware of the importance of interreligious dialogue within the life of the Church.  Enjoy browsing this site to discover more about the work of the Committee and how you might get involved.

Interfaith News & Events from the Scottish Bishops' Committee

13 July -Supporting St Mungo's Museum in Glasgow - see below

St Mungo's Museum

An International Conversation on the Significance of
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Thursday, 15th of July
6-8.30pm BST

an online event via Zoom with time for discussion

Click this link for more details


An Invitation to Write

St Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art has made a significant contribution to interfaith and intercultural relations in Scotland. As a Church committed to interreligious dialogue we hope that the mission of the Museum - to explore the importance of religion in people’s everyday lives across the world and across time, aiming to promote mutual understanding and respect between people of different faiths and none - will continue and that faith communities who were stakeholders at the beginning of the museum will continue to be involved in its development.

If you would like to support this write to

The Theme for Scottish Interfaith Week 2021

Interfaith Scotland have announced that the theme for Scottish Interfaith Week this year, from 31st October to 7th November, will be 'Together for Our Planet'. Click here to read more about the preparations already underway to celebrate the week.

Alongside the conference on May 24th and the  the recent statement of the Scottish Religious Leaders Forum the faith communities of Scotland are leading the way in public and civil engagement with the COP 26 climate conference, and we look forward to seeing Scotland and her people at their engaged best when the eyes of the world will be upon us.

Food For Thought...

Dialogue is born from an attitude of respect for the other person, from conviction that the other person has something good to say. It assumes that there is room in the heart for the person’s point of view, opinion and proposal. To dialogue entails a cordial reception, not a prior condemnation. In order to dialogue, it is necessary to know how to lower the defenses, open the doors of the house, and offer human warmth.

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