WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES
to bring about
Community Meal and Dialogue Series The 'Women of Faith' series focused on women in the diverse religious traditions who have inspired us and overcome boundaries, shining light on Women who are greatly admired but often forgotten. We are delighted to share with you some of their amazing stories, to ensure that these women no longer go 'unsung.' Including a shared community meal as part of our dialogue series encourages the Edinburgh community to get to know each other and celebrate our diversit
The Our Story Project collected together people’s memories and stories from the many faith communities in Edinburgh through oral histories and interviews. The exhibition celebrates the city’s rich diversity through the stories of people who live here. Some settled here, many were born here, but all of their stories together tell the history of Edinburgh: Our Story. The project culminated in an interactive 6 month exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh, and can now move as a travelling exhibit to
We organise community meals, with a speaker, to unite our diverse community in a common goal. In the past these have involved learning about the refugee crisis, and how faith communities can become more environmentally friendly.
We organise annual peace walks between places of worship in our city.
Hate Crime Awareness Course.
In 2014, we released the documentary film ‘Faith and I’ which followed the lives of three young women of faith. The film documented the positive influence which faith had on their lives within the Sikh, Muslim and Jewish Traditions. This film was produced in response to the rise of anti-Islamic and anti-Semitic offences in 2012. Following the first screening of the film, one viewer said in response “Different religions but amazing how much they had in common in the way they thought about life”.
In 2018 faith communities came together with EIFA support motivated by a shared belief in the sacredness of the earth and their responsibility to take action to help save it. A CCF Development Grant (CCF-6119) was awarded that allowed workshops to be held based on the Shifting Normal exercise and explored what people could do individually and collectively to address climate change. From the workshops we identified the need for a dedicated interfaith project.
We create an annual magazine, each with a different topic such as: the history of a certain faith community or stories of hope.
Conferences and focus groups