EIFA organises numerous public events that educate, inform and provide a platform for engagement and understanding on the diversity within religious and spiritual traditions and associated multi-cultural beliefs.


For example: we annually develop an extensive programme for Interfaith Week, including formal and informal dialogues, film screenings and public talks on topics such as “Religion in the Media”.


We also organise and promote numerous public talks, formal and informal dialogues, panel events, film screenings, exhibitions, conferences on subjects such as Islamophobia and ‘Science and Religion’.


EIFA has played a lead - or supporting & co-ordinating role - in the visits to Scotland by eminent religious and spiritual leaders such as the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh, Chief Rabbi David Rosen, Sir Joan Chittister, Archbishop Abuna Elias Chacour, and other distinguished persons such as Arun Gandhi, Prof Tariq Ramadan, Karen Armstrong, Nobel Prize winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire and many others.


We have often organised, or assisted in organising, the surrounding educational events to these eminent visits. 






Edinburgh Interfaith Civic Reception

Celebrate 30 years of the Edinburgh Interfaith Association with us!

European Room, City Chambers,

253 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ

Frank Ross, The Rt. Hon Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, and the Edinburgh Interfaith Association cordially invite you to an upcoming reception in celebration of 30 years since the establishment of the Edinburgh Interfaith Association.
The key note speaker is Professor Ian Bradley Emeritus Professor of Cultural and Spiritual History at St Andrews University, and the author of several books on pilgrimage, including 'Pilgrimage: A Spiritual and Cultural Journey' (2009) and 'The Fife Pilgrim Way: In the Steps of Monks, Miners and Martyrs' (2019). He will speak to the topic of, 'The changing face of pilgrimage (in Scotland)’ with a response from Shakyh Hassan Rabbani on, ‘Pilgrimage in Islam.’
Professor Hugh Goddard will give a ‘Brief account of the history of EIFA.’
As a friend and supporter of EIFA we would deeply value your attendance at the event.

This event is free to attend, but please RSVP to let us know you are coming.

6 - 8pm

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Uniting for Peace

Please arrive at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

Inter-Faith Week UfP Annandale St. Mosque inter-faith event to explore key issues of:

"Religious Freedom, Religious Persecution - and Peace"

Rev. Brian Cooper – Ufp Churches & Interfaith Secretary:

“Religious Freedom and Persecution – A Global Overview”

Imam Hassan Rabbani – Glasgow University, Interfaith Consultant:

“Religious Freedom in the Koran and Muslim Tradition”


John Mason MSP, Convenor, Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Freedom of Religion and Belief, on its work


David Kenvyn, Global Partnership C.ttee [Scottish Episcopal 


Bishop of Truro Report on Religious Freedom [for the Foreign Office]

Imam Abdul Ghafoor will read from the Koran

OPEN FORUM on Religious Freedom issues.

Annandale Mosque,  43-45 Annandale St, Edinburgh EH7 4AZ




Edinburgh Interfaith - A Taste of Faith Community Meal

A community meal hosted by, ‘The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification.’

This event is free to attend, but please RSVP to let us know you are coming.

Christ Church Morningside,  6A Morningside Road

Edinburgh EH10 4DD

Edinburgh Interfaith 


Edinburgh Interfaith Association,

18 W Mayfield,

Edinburgh, EH9 1TQ

Edinburgh Interfaith Association

A Registered Charity in Scotland SC 017622

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