St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art

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This museum aims to promote understanding and respect between people of different faiths and of none, and offers something for everyone. St Mungo Museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions and a variety of events, from family-friendly activities to talks relating to religion in Scotland today.

Faith to Faith:Religious FoundersInterfaith Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and ArtSunday 8th December2 - ...
26/11/2019

Faith to Faith:

Religious Founders

Interfaith Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Sunday 8th December

2 - 4pm

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
2 Castle Street
Glasgow
G4 0RH
2019 marks the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji the founder of Sikhism. In this Faith to Faith session we will learn about the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji from Ravinder Kaur Nijjar from Glasgow’s Sikh community. We will also hear from Canon Nicholas Taylor of the Scottish Episcopal Church who will be discussing the life of Jesus Christ and his role in the foundation and development of Christianity.

Speakers:

Canon Nicholas Taylor

Nicholas Taylor is a New Testament scholar and a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church. He has taught in universities and ministerial training institutions in the United Kingdom and in Africa, and has conducted research in Palestine. He holds a PhD from the University of Durham, and has published widely in the area of Christian origins. As well as his academic writings, he is the author of a more popular text, What can we know about Jesus?



Ravinder Kaur Nijjar

Ravinder Kaur Nijjar is the Chair of Religions for Peace UK Women of Faith Network and is currently a member of the Executive Board of RfP European Women of Faith Network. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of Dharmic Faiths UK, Patron of Alma Royalton Kisch Inter Faith Youth Trust (London) and has worked in the interfaith field for over twenty-five years.





Talk Summaries:

Jesus Christ

Jesus of Nazareth lived and died a Jew. He spoke of the fulfilment of God’s promises to Israel, for which he was crucified by the Romans. His disciples experienced his living presence with them and proclaimed his resurrection, and identified him as embodying the fulfilment of God’s promises of which he had spoken, not only for Israel but for all humanity. The Christian Church came about as a result of their work.

Historically, it is a complex question whether Jesus can be described as the founder of Christianity, as the Church clearly took forms which there is little evidence he envisaged. At the same time, the teaching of Jesus was and remains the principal and distinctive inspiration of Christianity, and it was inevitable that the movement he founded would develop and diversify as it encountered different cultures, and that institutions would emerge to sustain its life in the longer term.



Guru Nanak Dev Ji

In November 2019 Sikhs have celebrated the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh Religion. His legacy of preaching the Oneness of humanity, religious harmony and co-existence lives on today. The talk will highlight his life and the impact it had, and continues to have on uplifting humanity through the practice of spirituality/prayer, hard work and sharing with others. God's Divine Light permeates through the whole of Creation therefore all Creation should be treated with respect and dignity.

Tickets for this event can be booked via Eventbrite on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faith-to-faith-religious-founders-tickets-83177695727

As always, there will be time for questions and table discussions, along with tea, coffee, and cake!

All welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there!

On Sunday 10 November our monthly Faith to Faith dialogue session in partnership with Interfaith Glasgow was hosted by t...
13/11/2019

On Sunday 10 November our monthly Faith to Faith dialogue session in partnership with Interfaith Glasgow was hosted by the Glasgow Hindu Mandir and Glasgow Central Singh Sabha Gurdwara. This special event also marked the start of Scottish Interfaith Week. The group learned how food and hospitality are at the very hearts of both Hinduism and Sikhism – fitting for the theme of Scottish Interfaith Week: Eat, Share, Love. The participants also witnessed the Aarti ceremony in the Mandir and the ritual changing of the Khanda flag outside the Gurdwara. Find out more about upcoming events https://bit.ly/2jPQrrk

Join us for a 'Drawing creativity out of chaos' adults creative workshop this Sunday 3 November from 1.30 - 4pm. In this...
31/10/2019

Join us for a 'Drawing creativity out of chaos' adults creative workshop this Sunday 3 November from 1.30 - 4pm. In this workshop Robert McNeill MBE, the artist behind the Remembering Srebrenica display, will be sharing stories behind his work Witness. You will then take part in a short art session introducing you to the medium of acrylic painting. FREE but book in advance: telephone 0141 276 1625 or email [email protected]

Interfaith Week Event:Art as an expression of faith: A conversation with John ClarkFor Interfaith Week, The Council of C...
25/10/2019

Interfaith Week Event:
Art as an expression of faith: A conversation with John Clark

For Interfaith Week, The Council of Christians and Jews (West of Scotland Branch) is very pleased to welcome John Clark, an architectural glass artist whose work can be seen all over the world. Born in Dumbarton, Clark trained at the Glasgow School of Art. In Scotland, his work includes the award-winning Shaw Memorial Window in Paisley Abbey, St. Margaret’s Newlands, the Lockerbie Memorial Window in Lockerbie Town Hall, the University of Strathclyde, the Scottish National Piping Centre, and the Glasgow Cathedral Millennium Window. He is coming to talk to us primarily about the twenty-two windows commissioned for the Queen’s Park Synagogue in Glasgow in 1994, which are now re-installed in Giffnock Synagogue (2005).

This is a rare opportunity to see the windows and hear the artist talk about the work. John will also discuss some of his other religiously-themed work in what promises to be a very rich and rewarding afternoon!

When: Sunday 17 November
Where: Giffnock Synagogue,
Time: 2.30pm
*Tea, Coffee and Cakes will be served during the event*

Register for the event via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/32MbU5Q

Mitchell Curious Event – Please note this event has been wrongly advertised in the Black History Month leaflet as being ...
24/10/2019
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Mitchell Curious Event – Please note this event has been wrongly advertised in the Black History Month leaflet as being held at St Mungo’s Museum.

This event will be held at the Mitchell Library on the 24 October – 6.30pm-7.30pm.

Please see our website for the correct information. Mitchell Curious: Revisiting the ‘Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry’ https://bit.ly/2oKIENw

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Mitchell Curious Events – Please note these events have been wrongly advertised in the Black History Month leaflet as be...
22/10/2019
Mitchell Curious: Revisiting the “Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry”

Mitchell Curious Events – Please note these events have been wrongly advertised in the Black History Month leaflet as being held at St Mungo’s Museum.

These events will be held at the Mitchell Library on the 23 and 24 October – 6.30pm-7.30pm.

Please see our website for the correct information. Mitchell Curious: Revisiting the ‘Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry’ https://bit.ly/2o6gkVV

Mitchell Curious

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020Theme: Stand TogetherGlasgow Museums are delighted and honoured once again to be participatin...
21/10/2019

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020
Theme: Stand Together

Glasgow Museums are delighted and honoured once again to be participating in Holocaust Memorial Day 2020. We are continuing the successful approach of working in partnership with Secondary Schools in Glasgow, to develop skills and expertise, so that they can fully present this conference within St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art, in January 2020. Our participating schools this year are: Rosshall Academy, Holyrood Secondary and St Andrews Secondary.

The theme for HMD 2020 is Stand Together. This explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours, and speaking out against oppression.

Holocaust Memorial Day is an opportunity each year for people around the UK to stand together with those in their local community, across boundaries of faith, age and ethnicity. We all learn about those affected by genocide around the world and take action for the future.

Images: © Glasgow Museums. Puplis from Rosshall Academy, Holyrood Secondary, St Andrews Secondary, Glasgow.

https://bit.ly/2Ib0m5j
#holocaustmemorialday

Mitchell Curious Events – Please note these events have been wrongly advertised in the Black History Month leaflet as be...
20/10/2019
Mitchell Curious: Revisiting the “Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry”

Mitchell Curious Events – Please note these events have been wrongly advertised in the Black History Month leaflet as being held at St Mungo’s Museum.

These events will be held at the Mitchell Library on the 21, 23 and 24 October – 6.30pm-7.30pm. Please see our website for the correct information.

Mitchell Curious: Revisiting the ‘Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry’ https://bit.ly/2n7DIlu

Mitchell Curious

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020Theme: Stand TogetherGlasgow Museums are delighted and honoured once again to be participatin...
14/10/2019

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020
Theme: Stand Together

Glasgow Museums are delighted and honoured once again to be participating in Holocaust Memorial Day 2020. We are continuing the successful approach of working in partnership with Secondary Schools in Glasgow, to develop skills and expertise, so that they can fully present this conference within St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art, in January 2020. Our participating schools this year are: Rosshall Academy, Holyrood Secondary and St Andrews Secondary.

The theme for HMD 2020 is Stand Together. This explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours, and speaking out against oppression.

Holocaust Memorial Day is an opportunity each year for people around the UK to stand together with those in their local community, across boundaries of faith, age and ethnicity. We all learn about those affected by genocide around the world and take action for the future.

Images: © Glasgow Museums. Pupils from Rosshall Academy, Holyrood Secondary, St Andrews Secondary, Glasgow.

https://bit.ly/2Ib0m5j
#holocaustmemorialday

Join us this October break to explore musical instruments from around the world!Using museum objects and handling object...
11/10/2019

Join us this October break to explore musical instruments from around the world!
Using museum objects and handling objects this workshop explores how people around the world create music by making musical instruments from whatever is available to them.
Saturday 12, Sunday 13, Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17
Suitable from P1 Upwards.

Community Conversations is a drop-in event on Saturday 19th October, 12-3pm, at New Glasgow Society 279-281 High Street,...
11/10/2019

Community Conversations is a drop-in event on Saturday 19th October, 12-3pm, at New Glasgow Society 279-281 High Street, exploring community ideas for animating the High Street. Drop in to share and discuss ideas with others in the area whilst grabbing a coffee, cake and sandwich! This event is being run by Catriona Binnie for Glasgow Life - if you have any questions feel free to get in touch at [email protected]

Due to unforeseen circumstances our two workshops this weekend - Indian Craft Bazaar on Saturday 5th Oct and Paint a Hig...
05/10/2019
What's on — Glasgow Life

Due to unforeseen circumstances our two workshops this weekend - Indian Craft Bazaar on Saturday 5th Oct and Paint a High Mountain on Sunday 6th Oct - are no longer taking place. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

However there are still plenty of fun and educational activities planned this weekend at other Glasgow Museums. Check the our what's on page for more details:

https://bit.ly/2qRChp9

Family activities, learning opportunities, festivals, gigs and more... Find out what's on in our venues!

Due to unforeseen circumstances our two workshops this weekend - Indian Craft Bazaar on Saturday 5th Oct and Paint a Hig...
04/10/2019
What's on — Glasgow Life

Due to unforeseen circumstances our two workshops this weekend - Indian Craft Bazaar on Saturday 5th Oct and Paint a High Mountain on Sunday 6th Oct - are no longer taking place. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

However there are still plenty of fun and educational activities planned this weekend at other Glasgow Museums buildings. Check the museums what's on page for more details:

https://bit.ly/2qRChp9

Family activities, learning opportunities, festivals, gigs and more... Find out what's on in our venues!

Mitchell Curious Event – Please note these events have been wrongly advertised in the Black History Month leaflet as bei...
03/10/2019
Mitchell Curious: Revisiting the “Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry”

Mitchell Curious Event – Please note these events have been wrongly advertised in the Black History Month leaflet as being held at St Mungo’s Museum.

These events will be held at the Mitchell Library on the 21, 23 and 24 October – 6.30pm-7.30pm.

Please see our website for the correct information. Mitchell Curious: Revisiting the ‘Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry’ https://bit.ly/2n7DIlu

Mitchell Curious

Faith to Faith: Music and FaithSunday 13th October 20192-4pmInterfaith Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and...
01/10/2019

Faith to Faith: Music and Faith

Sunday 13th October 2019
2-4pm

Interfaith Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art warmly welcome you to the next event in our monthly Faith to Faith dialogue series, where we explore issues of faith, belief and society.

Music and singing is found in the prayer and worship traditions of many world faiths. From the chanting of Buddhist monks to the sound of a Christian cathedral choir, music and singing can be a profound way for people to profess, celebrate and experience the divine.

In this session we will hear from two musicians about the place of music within the worship of Sikh and Turkish Alevi communities.

We are pleased to welcome...

Glasgow Alevi Community - Alevism and Bağlama

Glasgow Alevi Cultural Centre and Cemevi will bring the traditional instrument the ‘Bağlama’ and will share about Alevism and the central role music plays in the practice of their faith.

Jassimran Kaur Bal - The Place of Sacred Music in the Sikh Religion

16 year old Jassimran Kaur Bal has been playing the harmonium for 10 years. She will be singing a verse from the Holy Sikh Scripture the Guru Granth Sahib and sharing about the place of sacred music in the Sikh faith.

As always there will tea, coffee, and cake and time for friendly discussion. To register for this event please visit https://bit.ly/2o7PDA7

12/09/2019

Why not enjoy a Sunday afternoon that’s a bit different? In this session you can explore basic acrylic painting techniques and make your own art piece too. Robert McNeil MBE from Remembering Srebrenica Scotland will also share inspirations for his work Subjugation. This is a unique opportunity to hear about his remarkable story balanced by a relaxing, reflective spot of personal creativity with absolutely no pressure! This Sunday the 15th Sept 1:30pm-4pm. To book a space email https://bit.ly/2Q91dsa or call 0141-276-1625

We cant wait for the Great Big Heritage Bus Tour but here are the important bits! Buses run approximately every 20 minut...
23/08/2019

We cant wait for the Great Big Heritage Bus Tour but here are the important bits!
Buses run approximately every 20 minutes, you can hop on and hop off in any of the designated stops as you please, as many times as you like during the day.

Bus timetables are available to view here:
https://bit.ly/2ziFMtu
https://bit.ly/2KXl73m

Artist Robert McNeil MBE has unveiled three of his paintings, recently acquired by Glasgow Museums, at St Mungo Museum o...
23/08/2019

Artist Robert McNeil MBE has unveiled three of his paintings, recently acquired by Glasgow Museums, at St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art. The new display, Remembering Srebrenica, is part of a wider programme of commemorations taking place across Glasgow and beyond to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre in 2020.

The three paintings - Witness, Subjugation, and Srebrenica Women - relate to the religious and ethnic conflicts in Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s and help tell the story of the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War.

Just over a week to go till our GMRC family fun day!Join us on Sat 24 August for a fantastic FREE interactive day out fo...
14/08/2019

Just over a week to go till our GMRC family fun day!
Join us on Sat 24 August for a fantastic FREE interactive day out for all the family.
https://bit.ly/2Z0kpaR

FREE family fun day! 12-4pmJoin us this Saturday at Provand's Lordship for a fun-packed afternoon for all the family wit...
24/07/2019

FREE family fun day!

12-4pm

Join us this Saturday at Provand's Lordship for a fun-packed afternoon for all the family with a programme of FREE activities connected to the history and heritage of Provand’s Lordship – the oldest house in Glasgow.

Are you planning to come to our Family Fun day at Provand's Lordship on 27 July? Make sure you check out our Unicorns an...
13/07/2019

Are you planning to come to our Family Fun day at Provand's Lordship on 27 July? Make sure you check out our Unicorns and Dragons game - just one of the fun activities on offer from 12-4pm. Find out more https://bit.ly/2Y1BHYN
And don't forget to visit @MerchCityFest too.

12/07/2019

Please note there is a mistake in our What’s On listing for our Summer Programme.

To clarify:-

On Wednesdays of our holiday programme our drop-in session from 10.30am-12noon are Autism Friendly. The afternoon session 1.30-4pm are for our general family audience.

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