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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

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

CPG on Challenging Racial and Religious Prejudice
Subgroup on Islamophobia meeting
Tuesday 17 April 

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact [email protected]

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Involved in the group

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

Current Members

Foysol Choudhury


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Pam Gosal

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Fulton MacGregor

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Coatbridge and Chryston (Constituency)

Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Edinburgh Western (Constituency)

Anas Sarwar


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Non MSP Individuals

Peter Hopkins - secretary


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