Science, Faith and the Meaning of Life

Heriot-Watt University Chaplaincy’s 2021 Annual Public Lecture will be given by Professor Alister McGrath on the topic “SCIENCE, FAITH & THE MEANING OF LIFE: Comparing Richard Dawkins and Albert Einstein.” It will be live-streamed via Microsoft Teams Live on Monday 8 February at 7.30 pm. Professor McGrath is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion and Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, and the lecture will be based on his current unpublished research. We are delighted that he has agreed to join us as part of our bi-centenary celebrations marking the founding of Heriot-Watt’s predecessor institution, the world’s first Mechanics Institute. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Christian Aid Scotland Supporter Gathering

We might not be able to gather in person quite yet, but we’ve discovered how much we can do online! Join us on Tuesday 16th February – 10 am to 12 noon – to hear about some of our amazing partner work at the virtual Gathering.

We’re delighted to welcome staff from Christian Aid Ethiopia. Netsanet Feleke and Solomon Woldetsadik will speak to us about the impact of climate change, locusts, and conflict on vulnerable communities.

We’re also excited to find out about new ways of celebrating Christian Aid Week. We’ll hear from supporters who tried new ways of fundraising in 2020. We’ll look forward to COP and think about how we can all be involved in the fight against climate change. And you’ll meet some of the new faces on the Christian Aid Scotland team.

This will be an interactive session with lots of opportunities to ask questions of our staff and other supporters.

Please do save the date and invite others to join us.

Email edinburgh@christian-aid.org to register and receive the joining instructions.

Advent Bible Study 2020

Nik Wooller, Andrew Baker and Laurent Vernet  invite you to travel with them through Advent 2020 along with others who live life with a Methodist flavour in Scotland. They say,
“It would be great to have people from across the districts [Scotland and Shetland] looking at this remarkable story together!”
There will be a presentation, using material from Paula Gooder’s book “Journey to the Manger”, and then discussion groups when we can share and learn together.

All sessions on Thursdays at 7pm

  • Genealogies – 26th November
  • Announcements – 3rd December
  • Arrivals – 10th December
  • Aftermaths – 17th December

To join, email amb.strathclyde@btinternet.com, expressing interest: you will receive a Zoom link

Advent Bible Study 2020

Nik Wooller, Andrew Baker and Laurent Vernet  invite you to travel with them through Advent 2020 along with others who live life with a Methodist flavour in Scotland. They say,
“It would be great to have people from across the districts [Scotland and Shetland] looking at this remarkable story together!”
There will be a presentation, using material from Paula Gooder’s book “Journey to the Manger”, and then discussion groups when we can share and learn together.

All sessions on Thursdays at 7pm

  • Genealogies – 26th November
  • Announcements – 3rd December
  • Arrivals – 10th December
  • Aftermaths – 17th December

To join, email amb.strathclyde@btinternet.com, expressing interest: you will receive a Zoom link

Advent Bible Study 2020

Nik Wooller, Andrew Baker and Laurent Vernet  invite you to travel with them through Advent 2020 along with others who live life with a Methodist flavour in Scotland. They say,
“It would be great to have people from across the districts [Scotland and Shetland] looking at this remarkable story together!”
There will be a presentation, using material from Paula Gooder’s book “Journey to the Manger”, and then discussion groups when we can share and learn together.

All sessions on Thursdays at 7pm

  • Genealogies – 26th November
  • Announcements – 3rd December
  • Arrivals – 10th December
  • Aftermaths – 17th December

To join, email amb.strathclyde@btinternet.com, expressing interest: you will receive a Zoom link

Advent Bible Study 2020

Nik Wooller, Andrew Baker and Laurent Vernet  invite you to travel with them through Advent 2020 along with others who live life with a Methodist flavour in Scotland. They say,
“It would be great to have people from across the districts [Scotland and Shetland] looking at this remarkable story together!”
There will be a presentation, using material from Paula Gooder’s book “Journey to the Manger”, and then discussion groups when we can share and learn together.

All sessions on Thursdays at 7pm

  • Genealogies – 26th November
  • Announcements – 3rd December
  • Arrivals – 10th December
  • Aftermaths – 17th December

To join, email amb.strathclyde@btinternet.com, expressing interest: you will receive a Zoom link

Connecting Women of different Faiths, Beliefs and Cultures

Interfaith Scotland invites women of all backgrounds to talks and conversation on the theme of ‘Connecting’ to celebrate Scottish Interfaith Week 2020

Our keynote speaker is Roz Adams, a certified trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication. Roz is the Project Development Worker with Glasgow-based charity Bridging the Gap which brings people together from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures to share meaningful activity, explore difference and find common, human ground. Roz will be joined by two volunteers from Bridging the Gap, Katherine Longmuir, a Scottish Catholic, and Huda Jaber, a Sudanese Muslim, who will speak about their experiences of putting faith into action by connecting with others. We will then have time to connect with one another in conversation in small groups.

This event is open to women and those who identify as women.

To sign up to attend the event please fill in the Google form at this link: https://bit.ly/34WBs2i

If you have any additional support needs to assist you in attending this event please email Frances Hume at frances@interfaithscotland.org