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Secularists spark foodbank furore

July 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scottish Secular Society criticises Dundee Foodbank for Christian specific job advert

A Dundee foodbank has been condemned by secularists for seeking a Christian to lead church services. The Trussell Trust—a Christian inspired charity that funds hundreds of foodbanks—had posted a job application online for a manager of Dundee Foodbank, whose duties would include ‘leading church services, speaking to a number of church groups, working with predominantly church-based stakeholders and, in some cases leading prayers.’ However the Scottish Secular Society has claimed seeking a Christian for this position is an ‘insult’ and ‘discriminative.’ A local priest told the SCO that as ‘the adverts say the applicant will need to read prayers, it seems pretty obvious to me if someone’s saying prayers, they should be said honestly.’ A spokesman for the Catholic Church said that the ‘Dundee Foodbank carries out vital work to help tackle the scourge of hunger and poverty that we see too often across the UK, it is affiliated with the Trussell Trust, a... continue reading.

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