The most recent figures from the 2011 Census in Scotland have revealed that 12% of our city's population is from an ethnic minority group.
The census also revealed that Scotland is becoming more religiously diverse. The number of people in Scotland who identify themselves as Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh has increased in the past 10 years.
In Glasgow, we can easily see the positive impacts people from different faith groups have on our community.
Muslims in Glasgow have recently celebrated the festival of Eid al-Adha.
During this festival, Muslims make a meat sacrifice, where they donate money so that meat can be bought for those who cannot afford it.
Feeding the poor or those in need is considered to be one of the most important concepts in Islam.
The donations normally go to countries where meat is very expensive, such as Bangladesh.
This year, the Glasgow branch of the Islamic Society of Britain has organised for the donations to be distributed to the poorest families in Glasgow, such as asylum seekers, refugees and those in difficult circumstances.
Volunteers from the Islamic Society of Britain and other Muslim organisations in Glasgow worked with Positive Action in Housing and other local charities to make a difference closer to home.
Glaswegians from the Sikh community also provide for those who are in need.
The stunning new Glasgow Gurdwara in Pollokshields provides free lunches for anyone, every day of the week, and also provide free education services to the local community.
Groups from across the Christian faith are well known for their work within communities. In July, I spent time at the Salvation Army Corps in Easterhouse.
As well as being a place of worship, the Corps' doors are open to the public to provide programmes and activities for the whole of Easterhouse.
Since March, the Salvation Army have provided food through a food bank to meet the increasing needs of people in and around Easterhouse.
I will be joining staff and volunteers at the food bank in the next few weeks to help out and play my part.
Scotland's special relationship with Malawi is reflected by the links that many Church of Scotland congregations have with the country.
Churchgoers often donate funds to support schools and hospitals in Malawi. Christian charities based in Glasgow, such as SCIAF and Tearfund, work in Malawi as well as other developing countries to help people work their way out of poverty.
At a time when our faith communities often come under scrutiny, I would like to thank all of Glasgow and Scotland's faith groups for their hard work to help those who need it the most, close to home and across the world. Your work is valued, appreciated and essential.