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Challenging Racial and Religious Prejudice

This Cross-party group's purpose:

To bring together elected members from all political parties, agencies and individuals working on issues of racial and religious prejudice in order to explore the nature and extent of these issues in Scotland and how they can be challenged and overcome. The group recognises that the issue of racism and religious prejudice presents specific challenges that have received relatively little attention in the Scottish context. It will seek to monitor the issue of racial and religious hatred in Scotland and develop strategies for tackling it. The group’s main purpose will be to inform Parliament of the work that it does in the hope of increasing awareness about racism and religious intolerance in Scotland and to ensure such matters are engaged with where necessary in policy and practice.


Next meeting

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

This meeting will be held virtually at 6pm, anyone wishing to attend must contact Jacqueline Merchant.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Jacqueline Merchant

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Sarwar, Anas

Anas Sarwar


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Cole-Hamilton, Alex

Alex Cole-Hamilton

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Edinburgh Western (Constituency)

Gosal, Pam

Pam Gosal

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

MacGregor, Fulton

Fulton MacGregor

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Coatbridge and Chryston (Constituency)

Stewart, Kaukab

Kaukab Stewart

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Kelvin (Constituency)

Choudhury, Foysol

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Clark, Katy

Katy Clark


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Duncan-Glancy, Pam

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Non MSP Individuals

Peter Hopkins - secretary

Nauman Dar

Fateen Hameed


Active Life

Church of Scotland

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Midlothian Council

Fife Centre for Equalities

Glasgow Jewish Representative Council

Interfaith Glasgow

Muslim Council of Scotland

Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society

Show Racism the Red Card

Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

Scottish ahl e Sunnah Society

West of Scotland Regional Equality Council

Group work

Annual return / report

Annual return / report