Date lodged: 8 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how it is marking Inter Faith Week 2016.
Answered by: Angela Constance 21 November 2016
The Scottish Government is pleased to support Scottish Interfaith Week and is providing £145,000 to Interfaith Scotland in 2016-17 to help support its work to develop interfaith dialogue.
The First Minister hosted the second Interfaith Summit on 8 November 2016. The Summit brought together faith leaders and interfaith workers to discuss how interfaith work can help to build good relations, understanding and co-operation between different faith communities. This year the discussion had a particular focus on interfaith work by young people; support by faith communities for refugees and asylum seekers; and community support following the EU Referendum.
As well as attending the Interfaith Summit, I will also be speaking at the launch of the Food for Justice Declaration at the Interfaith Food Justice Network on 17 November.