Building Building Bridges 2021

Al-Maktoum College is excited to be hosting its sixth Building Bridges Symposium, on the theme of ‘Together for Our Planet’



Online, Thursday 4 November


Register for your FREE virtual place on our Eventbrite page

Tackling issues of climate change and environmental justice requires the worlds’ societies and individuals to come together in common pursuit.

In conjunction with Scottish Interfaith Week 2021, we are hosting a free online event featuring experts within the field of sustainability and climate change alongside highly regarded academics. With the theme of ‘Together for our Planet’ also tying with the COP26 (United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021), the Building Bridges Symposium asks how faith, ethics and science can influence change in this global environmental crisis, inspiring and empowering adherents to action.

Scottish Interfaith Week provides an opportunity for interfaith groups, faith communities, schools, organisations and local communities across the country to celebrate Scotland’s religious diversity by planning events that bring people together to promote dialogue, understanding and co-operation between Scotland’s diverse religious communities and cultures.


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Husam AlWaer, Reader in Sustainable Urban Design at the University of Dundee, presenting “Facilitating 20min Neighbourhoods: Catalysts for a Resilient and Liveable City”

Click here to read more about Dr. Husam AlWaer’s Symposium presentation 

Session speakers and panel members:

  • Bishop Andrew Swift Scottish Episcopal Bishop of Brechin
  • Ms Sally Romilly, Volunteer activist and speaker for Greenpeace
  • Professor Anne Magurran, Professor of Ecology and Evolution at the University of St Andrews

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