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Healing a divided city

An important conversation takes place today (Saturday 25 August) on 'The Power of Youth and Football to Heal a Divided City', during Festival season in Edinburgh.

Can conflict be a positive force for change?

Can conflict be a positive force for change?

When we see all conflict as automatically and only ‘bad’ do we miss the opportunity for change arising from facing the other?

Jackie Kay's voice is 'passionate and strong'

Jackie Kay's voice is 'passionate and strong'

Highly regarded novelist, poet, playwright and writer for screen and stage, Jackie Kay, will be reading from her poetry at the Festival of Spirituality and Peace tomorrow (23 August), as part of the popular 'Poetry in the Persian Tent' series.

Poetry in the Persian Tent: schedule

Poetry in the Persian Tent: schedule

Scotland's Makar (national poet), Liz Lochhead, along with Jackie Kay, Vicki Feaver, John Glenday, Aonghas MacNeacail and Stewart Conn will be performing at the prestigious Poetry in the Persian Tent reading series at The Festival of Spirituality and Peace this week.

Reconsidering women in relation to religion

Reconsidering women in relation to religion

Women's' experience and feminist theology has asked deep and difficult questions about the role of women within and across all of the world's religions.

Putting the 'fair' back into welfare

This is the theme of an expert panel discussion that will take place at the Greenbelt Festival, at 11am on Saturday 25th August 2012.

Changing the way Scotland is seen

Among the most stimulating series of events at this year's Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh will be the provocative 'Scottish Six' talks by broadcaster Lesley Riddoch and land reformer Andy Wightman.

Tackling sectarianism in Scotland

Centuries of sectarianism have left a deep impact on perception of opposing community groups in Scotland.

Seeking a new Jubilee beyond debt and financial chaos

Seeking a new Jubilee beyond debt and financial chaos

Jubilee Scotland is taking part in the Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh this year, with an event discussing the call for a new Jubilee.

Forgiveness: optional or mandatory?

Forgiveness is not proprietary to the church, it is ‘open source’ technology belonging to all humans.