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

8 June -our next online Prayer for Peace in the Holy Land will take place on 9th June. Details below. The next Focolare Interfaith meeting takes place on 11 June - see below. Scottish Refugee Week takes place from 11 to 17 June - click to see details of an art exhibition to mark the week;  Read our latest Blog from Sr Isabel Smyth on the war in the Holy Land; read the latest newsletter of the Edinburgh Interfaith Association

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Focolare GB Dialogue Group

We host monthly interfaith meetings on zoom and the next session will take place on Friday 11th June 2021, 7:30pm - 8.45pm. The theme will be on Prayer from the Hindu perspective and the Christian perspective presented by Focolare. For more information / registration, please contact


Prayers for Peace in the Holy Land

Our next time of Prayer for Peace will be on 9 June at 6.30 pm, on Zoom:

To join, click here:
Meeting ID: 839 9910 3238      Passcode: 057827

Join with Jews, Christians, Muslims, Baha'i's and all others of good will and who feel the pain of all those suffering and wish earnestly for peace.

Our previous time of prayer on 26 May

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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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