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

11 May - Read our latest Blog from Sr Isabel Smyth about the St Mungo Museum;  Interfaith Glasgow and Interfaith Scotland are hosting an online conference  on May 24th to prepare for COP26 - click for details; attend an online interfaith meeting with Focolare on 17th May; read the latest newsletter of the Edinburgh Interfaith Association

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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Pope Francis meets Maulana Syed Ali Raza Rizvi, president of Majlis e Ulama e Shia (Europe).
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