Launch of Scottish Interfaith Week, on Sunday 26 November

The launch of Scottish Interfaith Week 2006 is taking place on Sunday 26 November, at 4.30pm, in the Ferguson Room at the University of Glasgow.

Leaders of Scotland's faith communities will be here for the launch and will be invited to dedicate a new space for worship in the University - the Interfaith Room.

The aim of Inter Faith Week is to promote dialogue, understanding, and co-operation between Scotland's diverse religious communities. This initiative was born out of the recognition that religious communities can no longer afford to exist in isolation from each other but must seek, instead, to replace barriers of prejudice and fear with bonds of friendship, in order to build a better Scotland for all.

Inter Faith Week is supported by Scotland's religious leaders, the Scottish Executive and the Scottish Parliament. Religious leaders, Government Ministers and MSPs will attend various events throughout the week - see the Scottish Interfaith Council website for full details at:

For catering purposes, please let the chaplaincy know if you wish to attend: telephone: 0141 330 5419, email:

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First published: 24 November 2006