festival of spirituality and peace

  • August 21, 2012

    An Edinburgh festival discussion has sought to look at how women’s experience can reshape what gets labelled ‘religion’ in fresh, positive ways.

  • August 20, 2012

    The Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh has experienced an increase in ticket sales this year, despite a reported slump elsewhere.

  • August 18, 2012

    Aizzah Fatima recently brought her controversial and stimulating one-woman play 'Dirty Paki Lingerie' to these islands for the first time, following a highly successful run in the United States. Katie MacFadyen reflects.

  • August 16, 2012

    Last week, Jubilee Scotland organised a conversation on economic alternatives and motivating people for change at the 2012 Festival of Spirituality and Peace. Here Simon Barrow revisits an earlier article he wrote for The Guardian on the real meaning of "jubilee".

  • August 15, 2012

    A stimulating, comedic and controversial one-woman show comes to Edinburgh tomorrow night, defying simplistic portrayals of Muslim women.

  • August 13, 2012

    Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh (3-27 August 2012) is an Interfaith and intercultural event; there are Jewish, Islamic, Christian and Daoist events, for example, as well as artists from every contintent but Antarctica, reports Katie MacFadyen. But what is the relationship between 'interfaith' and 'no faith'? Where do Secular Humanists fall in this atmosphere of inclusivity?

  • August 11, 2012

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

  • August 10, 2012

    The need to restructure the economy and redefine banking in terms of community and environment is being stressed at the Festival of Spirituality and Peace.

  • August 9, 2012

    Three films, one continent, three different takes on death, dying and loss. The Africa in Motion Film Festival, in collaboration with the Festival of Spirituality and Peace and the Edinburgh University Global Health Academy, is presenting a trilogy of films from Ghana, Senegal and Cameroon - plus one native Scottish short - linked by the challenging theme of 'our friend death'.

  • August 8, 2012

    The recent performance at the Festival of Spirituality and Peace of 'An Evening with Dementia', a one-man play written and performed by Trevor T. Smith, was followed by a fascinating discussion led by Professor June Andrews from the University of Stirling, says Katie MacFadyen.