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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00314

Freedom of Religion or Belief as a Basic Human Right

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Kenneth Gibson, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Graham Simpson, Alexander Stewart, Annie Wells, Tess White, Martin Whitfield, Brian Whittle

That the Parliament supports the freedom of religion or belief as a basic human right; upholds Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; considers that congregational worship is central to many faiths in Scotland, and calls on the Scottish Government to remove restrictions to allow congregational worship, with one metre social distancing and the requirement for wearing face coverings for worshippers when either sitting, standing or kneeling in the same place.