Students and staff at Dumfries and Galloway College have marked Interfaith Week with a series of online events held in partnership with anti-sectarianism charity Nil By Mouth.
Presented by respected anti-sectarianism campaigner and Campaign Director of Nil by Mouth, Dave Scott, the events allowed students and staff to discuss the importance of stamping out religious discrimination and of promoting respect between those of all faiths and none.
In particular, the events focused on the online space, which has its own unique problems with sectarianism and allowed attendees to discuss and think about how it can be challenged. Nil by Mouth was founded in 1995 and has been at the forefront of anti-sectarian education, training, and campaigning in Scotland ever since.
Interfaith week runs 14-21 November each year and attempts to improve relations and understanding between faith groups and between believers and non-religious people. Dumfries and Galloway College is committed to making sure its campuses and its entire college community are free of sectarianism and are places that people from all walks of life are able to work, learn, and train together. The college is also most grateful to Nil by Mouth and looks forward to working with them again in the future.
Principal Joanna Campbell said: “Sectarianism is never acceptable in college, work, or anywhere else and we’re proud to stand alongside the Nil by Mouth campaign to say this as clearly and emphatically as possible.
“Dumfries and Galloway College is a place that people from all different faith backgrounds come to in order to grow their education and build up the skills they need for their futures and we’re fortunate to have such a diverse college community.”
“I would like to thank Dave for running these events and for tackling some serious issues in an effective but also entertaining and engaging way.”