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Chamber and committees

Freedom of Religion or Belief as a Basic Human Right

  • Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 June 2021
  • Motion reference: S6M-00314

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.

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