EIFA was officially formed in 1989 to promote and facilitate positive engagement between the faith communities of our religiously and culturally diverse city.
We are now Scotland’s longest running interfaith charity and have a proud history of working with our faith communities. Through dialogue and education, we are striving in all that we do to make Edinburgh a more respectful and peaceful city.
EIFA aims to promote religious (and cultural) harmony and diversity in Edinburgh by bringing peoples of all faiths together. All of our events, projects and efforts seek to advance mutual understanding, trust, respect, cooperation and peace between the communities of Edinburgh. Our efforts are not solely limited to faith groups: many of our initiatives aim to advance the general level of awareness on interfaith and multicultural issues among the wider population.
EIFA has a board of representatives, with each member representing the following faith communities in Edinburgh: Baha'i, Brahma Kumaris, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, Sikh, and Unitarian.
Rev Prof Frank Whaling
Rabbi David Rose
The Lord Provost