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

Latest updates 11 September- Read our latest blog from Dr Duncan McLaren, one of our Committee Members, on the links between Interfaith activity and international development; Online interfaith event Eradicating Hunger with Dignity; More details for Scottish Interfaith Week; A new document from the Pontifical Council and World Council of Churches - "Serving a Wounded World"; Pope Francis to sign a new Encyclical on Human Fraternity in Assisi; Dom Donald McGlynn RIP - Champion of interreligious dialogue - see this page.


Greetings to our Jewish brothers and sisters for a Happy New Year as they celebrate Rosh Hashanah and the High Holy Days in the days to come

The Loss of a Friend

Donald McGlynn

The Bishops' Committee for Interreligious Dialogue has lost a great friend and, we might say, our founder.

Abbot Donal McGlynn, died on the 27th of August, aged 86, and had been a Cistercian monk at Nunraw Abbey for over 65 years, many of them as Abbot.

Dom Donald was the first Associate Secretary for Interfaith Relations and was appointed after approaching the Bishops' Conference about having a named person for interfaith. He resigned after his fellow Cistercians, the monks of Tibhirine, were murdered.

It was from Dom Donald's initiative to name a secretary for interfaith relations that the Committee for Interreligious Dialogue was formed.

We will publish a fuller Obituary of Dom Donald shortly. May he Rest in Peace.

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