edinburgh festival

  • July 13, 2012

    Yesterday I spent time with Yousef, Hamid, Richard and Brenda: the team at the Persian Rug Village in Edinburgh.

  • June 22, 2012

    As people across Scotland’s capital and beyond gear up for the world famous Edinburgh ‘Festival season’ this summer, one of the major participating Festivals is launching another ambitious programme of conversations, events and activities.

  • August 25, 2011

    The seed of violence seems to be in everyone at some level or other. But what does ideology and religion bring to the human propensity towards violent conflict? In what ways does faith help assuage or provoke confrontation?

  • August 22, 2011

    The visit to Britain of Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, from the Cordoba Initiative in New York, resonates not just with our reflections on the impending tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, but with the continuing quest for interreligious understanding in a conflictual world, says Professor Hugh Goddard.

  • August 22, 2011

    Two top performers coming to Edinburgh are convinced that music can play a significant role in awakening the human spirit and bringing a longing for harmony and peace in a troubled world, writes Mary Anson.

  • August 13, 2011

    Those who follow sports programmes on television will be aware of the advertising ploy that is 'Super Saturday', when broadcast packages are aggregated to entice the viewer into a whole day of watching. Well, I suppose you could say that Saturday 13 August is the equivalent of that at the Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh... except without the gauche publicity!

  • August 13, 2011

    A bishop from Uganda, presently in Edinburgh, is set to challenge the 'sexual apartheid' of discrimination and oppression against LGBT people.

  • August 8, 2011

    Working for a better society depends on ordinary people - not just political, civic and faith leaders - standing up to injustice, Alex Salmond says.

  • August 7, 2011

    Conversation, which is a cornerstone of human relationships, is crucial to achieving peace in a world of conflict and injustice, says Bishop Brian Smith.

  • August 7, 2011

    Edinburgh's Festival season is not just a 'commercial jamboree', but an an opportunity to recapture the vision of peace in the human community.