Sign up to our mailing list to receive information about EIFA and related events.

Click here to fill in the EIFA Membership Application Form

or please get in touch if you would rather we send you one in the post.

types of membership

Group Membership of EIFA is made up of communities from 10 faith traditions present in Edinburgh: Bahá’í, Brahma Kumaris, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, Sikh and Unitarian.

Associate Membership is for groups (Faith-based or secular) who exist within or completely separately of the 10 formal Member groups. Associate membership is perfect for groups in Edinburgh and beyond who want to further show their support for and interest in the work of Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association.

benefits of membership

• Personal invitation to special events

• Early notification of VIP Visits

• Personal Copy of the ‘Inter-Faith Matters’ Newspaper

• Personal Copy of the Inter-Faith Week programme

• Invite to Annual Lecture and Civic Reception

why support EIFA

EIFA was officially formed in 1989 to promote and facilitate inter-faith encounters and creative engagement between the faith communities of our religiously and culturally diverse city for the benefit of the whole community.

EIFA supports and leads grassroots and city wide initiatives. We also facilitate a range of public events including small themed panel events, public forums, roundtable dialogues, public talks, conferences, film screenings, storytelling, and cross-community visits. EIFA also organises an annual ‘Inter-Faith Week’ programme, supports the JUST Festival, and provides a secretariat for the Conference of Edinburgh’s Religious Leaders.

what we offer

Training, Consultancy, and Partnership functions to local and national government in various departments and services as well as to health care providers, police, media organisations, education and to other voluntary sector and community organisations.

Education: Supporting local schools; Offering speakers from faith communities; arranging visits to places of worship.

Information: providing reliable information to religious communities, civic authorities, service providers, educational institutions and the media.

Please note that only the EIFA Membership entitles you to free consultancy work. Such arrangements are entered into in a contract by contract basis or through a service level agreement depending on the time commitment required by EIFA staff. Full membership entitles you to vote on official EIFA constitutionally related areas to do with the governance and day to day running and workings of the organization, which are voted on by elected/ nominated members of the faith communities.