Scottish Interfaith Week 2020


6th November 2020

Dundee’s Al-Maktoum College is hosting a free online event exploring the power of art and culture to unite faiths, in conjunction with Scottish Interfaith Week 2020.

The half-day virtual seminar on Thursday 12 November features leading lights in Dundee’s arts and culture scene alongside highly regarded academics. With its theme of ‘Connecting’, the seminar will consider how creative pursuits can build bridges between cultures, both locally and internationally.

Speakers include:
• Dr Mohamed A.H. Ahmed, Al-Maktoum Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Trinity College Dublin
• Jess Thorpe, Associate Director, Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre Limited
• Gerry Higgins, Intercultural and Communication specialist
• Ms Sarah Derrick, Head of Learning, Dundee Contemporary Arts

Head of College, Dr Abi Abubaker said:
“This is the fifth in our series of annual Building Bridges symposiums, which over the years have played an important part in Scottish Interfaith Week.
Arts and culture can be an immense force for good in uniting faiths, and I am excited to chair an event that celebrates the power of culture to bring people together.”

The College is inviting people of all faiths and none to join the free Symposium through its Eventbrite page.

Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education

Al Maktoum College offers courses in Business, Islamic Finance, Sustainability, Quality Management and more. With two intakes in September and January. The college collaborates with the University of Dundee and Abertay to deliver postgraduate and research degrees. All our college courses are SCQF-credit rated by the SQA. -

Back to news