A very successful evening of inputs, questions and dialogue took place at Giffnock Synagogue Centre. The topic of cnversation was the four values that are on the Scottish Mace in the Scottish Parliament. These values of Intergrity, Wisdom, Justice and Compassion were discussed in relation to the belief and culture of the different faith communities but also in relation to society today. A very enjoyable evening was had by everyone, with the hope of having similar conversations in the future.
The main world religions were all represented at a gathering in Edinburgh on 25th October 2011 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Assisi gathering. The service used the theme of the Assisi gathering with Pope Benedict XVI "Pilgrims of Peace, Pilgrims of Truth". Cardinal Keith O'Brien opened the service and Fr Jim Crampsey S.J. was the MC of the evening. Religious leaders shared a piece from their sacred scriptures about peace. The evening ended with a light reception and lots of conversation with one another.
All photos by Paul McSherry