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Scotland urged to join LGBT youth at Pride Glasgow

LGBT Youth Scotland

Friends and allies of LGBT youth across Scotland are urged to march in Pride Glasgow in support of inclusive education. With thousands set to take part in Pride Glasgow this Saturday, LGBT Youth Scotland, called upon Scots to participate in order to highlight this year’s theme which is education. LGBT Youth Scotland, a leading charity that campaigns for equal rights ...

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Belief Matters … or Not? Passover: A Festival of Liberation

Passover by Eczebulun

It may be that, in some places in the world, there has been liberation and there is freedom. This year, I ask myself, “Exactly how may we understand the concepts of Liberation and Freedom in the context of the frantic flight of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees from their homeland because of the war raging in their land, destroying ...

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Belief Matters …. or Not? Surat-Shaan, Trans and Jewish!

Surat-Shaan Knan - Photo Credit AJAMU at Through a Queer Lens

Photo credit: AJAMU @Through a Queer Lens   This week, Liberal Judaism (LJ), highlighted one if its own amazing members, Surat-Shaan Knan who is Trans and Jewish, for having been chosen by Stonewall as their LGBT rôle model for LGBT History Month 2016. This year’s theme is “Religion, Belief & Philosophy” which will show how many LGBTQ people are also ...

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Belief Matters … or Not? Remembrance, Respect and Repairing the World

Holocaust Educational Trust

Photo: Holocaust Educational Trust Earlier this week there were two events observed in the Jewish Calendar: Tu B’Shevat on 25th January and Holocaust Memorial Day on the 27th, the Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Berkenau. Tu B’Shevat is the day on which young trees are planted to mark the New Year for Trees. It is also a time when we ...

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Global business at Davos told to challenge LGBTI discrimination

World Economic Forum Davos

Leaders of the world’s top institutions, corporations and businesses, who are meeting in the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, were urged to challenge discrimination against LGBTI people. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged executives in Davos to use their influence to drive change in countries where LGBTI people face repression. This is the first time that LGBTI rights are ...

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Belief Matters … Or Not? The Winter Festival of Yule

Yule Log - from Bianchis Barn

Celebration of the Winter Solstice The Winter Solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere) was originally around the 15th December but is now celebrated between 20th and 23rd December depending on the year in the Gregorian Calendar. Traditionally the 21st December is the shortest day of the year and the darkest and the beginning of the new solar year. Yule is also ...

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LGBTQI Issues in Religion and Faith – Sikhism and Hinduism


It would seem that there are differing opinions regarding homosexuality within both Sikh and Hindu religious traditions. The more strict attitudes appear to have arisen more recently than the original times of the establishment of these Faiths. In Sikhism the Guru Granth Sahib indicated that this was a matter of personal conscience. In Hinduism gender issues were mostly accepted as ...

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Belief Matters ……………. or Not? Diwali – “Festival of Lights”

Diwali Celebrations Diwali is being celebrated this week by members of the Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Buddhist Faiths. We wish everyone a Happy Diwali! Diwali (or Deepvali) is the celebration of a “Festival of Lights” in the dark Autumn months. Similar festivals of light are celebrated by other Faiths which will see in a few weeks’ time. Diwali marks the ...

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Belief Matters ….Or Not? Remembering All War Dead!


Remembering All Those Who Died in Wars and All Unknown Soldiers “Lechol Ish Yesh Shem” – “Every Man is given a Name by God” Today we will be remembering our war dead, all those brave men, women and civilian victims who lost their lives in all the wars since and including World War One (WWI). Members of the Armed Forces, ...

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Belief Matters ………… or Not?


Belief Matters …. or Not? Here at KaleidoScot, we’ve decided we would try out a new idea – to look at different Belief systems, Faiths, Traditions and Customs. Alongside this, we may look at different forms of Spirituality and ways in which people connect with their inner souls or spirits. Some of the questions we could try to address are ...

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