“my humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together”
St Andrew’s and St George’s West is committed to building community and understanding between people of different faiths. Faith leaders of local Muslim and Jewish communities have taken part in services here and we have been warmly welcomed at our local mosque and synagogue.
Our Book Group meets monthly, on the third Monday of the month at about 10.30am in the Chapel in the Undercroft Café. This term (Autumn 2014) we are reading Finlay Macdonald’s new book Luke Paul and the Mosque which explores interfaith issues in contemporary Scotland. This an open group and anyone is welcome to join it.
Civic Cafes at St Andrew’s and St George’s West
Our Civic Cafes bring together different faith leaders and politicians. Civic cafes are a constructive forum to discuss issues of mutual concern such as debt, payday loans, poverty and income inequality.
Our diverse faiths share fundamental values of charity, compassion and community. We’re committed to campaigning and working together effectively for the common good in Scotland and beyond.
Cultural Events at St Andrew’s and St George’s West
We host cultural events that promote reconciliation and peacebuilding.
Annual Concert for Holocaust Memorial Day.
Artisan Trio performs Messaien’s Quartet for the End of Time, a piece which transcends the bleak midwinter of the German concentration camp where it was written and first performed, and reminds us that even in the darkest moments hope is never extinguished.
Rwandan Dream Concert, December 2013
In December 2013 award-winning singer-songwriter Jean Paul Samputu gave a concert in St Andrew’s and St George’s West. Jean-Paul Samputu is a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. He campaigns worldwide for the cause of forgiveness and peace and leads an NGO which supports child surviviors of the genocide.
Our doors are open to folk of all backgrounds and belief
Want to know more about interfaith events at St Andrew’s and St George’s West?
Please check out our forthcoming events diary. Or sign up for our monthly events e-newsletter or follow us on facebook or twitter.
Want to hold an interfaith event at St Andrew’s and St George’s West? Please contact the office.
Want to know more about interfaith in Edinburgh? Check out
Edinburgh Interfaith Association http://www.eifa.org.uk/
Just Festival http://www.justjust.org/
The Alwaleed Centre http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/literatures-languages-cultures/alwaleed
Interfaith Scotland http://www.interfaithscotland.org/