The Fife Interfaith Group (hereafter referred to as FIG) are a group of individuals from varied religious, social and ethnic backgrounds. The things we have in common are our hopes and desires for a community based on the Aims and Objectives described below.
Our Aim is to bring together people of all Faiths in Fife to advance public knowledge and mutual understanding of the teachings, traditions, and practices of these various faith communities. We aim to be inclusive of all beliefs and would only exclude individuals or groups who expressed opinions that are not in harmony with the group's stated Aims and Objectives.
- Provide a platform for communication between faith communities, Regional and Local Authorities, and Business and Educational Institutions to:
- Promote mutual understanding, collaberation, and good relations between faith communities and the wider society
- Offer opportunities for faith communities to share best practice on issues of common concern
- Highlight and celebrate the positive contribution of faith groups.
Membership is open to any person or body who accept the Aims and Objectives of FIG as expressed above.
Representatives from non-religious bodies and government agencies are welcome to open meetings of the FIG but are not entitled to vote on any matters presented.
FIG have the right to request a membership fee from its members to maintain the running costs and out of pocket expenses of the group.
Members who have not attended meetings or sent apologies to the meeting over a period of 2 years will be seen as having relinquished their membership and will be removed from FIG's communication notices and newsletters. They will no longer receive invitations to FIG sponsored events. This does not apply to Honarary members.
The Executive Committee will be appointed at the Annual General Meeting of the membership and shall comprise of the members detailed below. The Executive Committee are empowered to deal with the day to day running of the Fife Interfaith Group and will maintain appropriate confidentiality about its business. The Executive Committee are elected to serve for three years, reviewed annually, and shall serve for no more that two consecutive terms except in exceptional circumstances.
Chairperson - Iain Liston
Vice-Chairperson - cllr. Judy Hamilton
General Secretary - Frank Bowness
Membership Secretary - Junaid Syed
Treasurer - Evelyn Liston
Funding and Sponsorship Officer - Behdokht Eliasieh
Community Outreach Officer - Colm Wilson
Social Media Officer - Afeefa Ahmed
Events Coordinator - Vacant