Rabbi Kate Briggs of Glasgow Reform Synagogue joined representatives from different faith groups and interfaith organisations to discuss their work with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday 8 September.
The group also discussed the importance of faith in public life, interfaith dialogue and the support offered by faith communities to the on-going humanitarian crisis in southern Europe.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Interfaith work and the contribution of faith groups is essential in transforming lives and building a stronger, fairer and equal Scotland. The overwhelming support we have seen from across Scotland over the past week shows willingness of the people of Scotland to help the most vulnerable arriving in Scotland and across the world. By working together with all communities I want to see a safer, stronger and more inclusive society which we are all able to fully contribute to and benefit from.”
Rabbi Kate Briggs said: “It was a very interesting afternoon and the First Minister listened to our concerns and was quite open to suggestions. Most of us sit on the Religious Leaders Forum so know one another quite well, we are certainly united on many issues and debate others. Interfaith dialogue in Scotland is high on every religious leader’s agenda and I have been impressed at the number of faith representatives that always attend these meetings.”