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Religious freedom in Scotland: A legal proposal

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A new paper on Religious Freedom in Scotland offers a legal contribution to the debate. It outlines the protections contained in international and European legal instruments and in national constitutions. The paper also makes a set of proposals for ensuring the protection of religious freedom in Scotland. The document highlights key areas in which effective legal protections are particularly crucial to religious communities: Freedom of expression, family life, education, and employment. A set of proposals suggest how the right to religious freedom could be enshrined in a future Scottish constitution or other fundamental rights document. The paper suggests protections for religious ... continue reading.

A central, moral issue in referendum

September 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The future of the nuclear arsenal is a debate for a Scotland that makes its own decisions, says Rennie McOwan... continue reading.


The only flag that matters in this debate is the red one

September 9th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Catholic MSP Elaine Smith MSP (above) on why she is voting no in the Scottish independence referendum next week... continue reading.


Confessions of a part-time Mass-goer

April 18th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It’s the time of year when the experience of Jesus is most profound and vivid, even for non-regular Mass attenders, says KEVIN McKENNA ... continue reading.


Learning to see clearly

April 4th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By John Haldane... continue reading.

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  • Extended Scottish independence referendum coverage on pages 9-14, including prayer, preparation and insight on religious freedom from Professor John Haldane and Fr Raphael Igbaoyinbo.
  • Tributes to the late MP Jim Dobbin, a Scottish Catholic and pro-life activist.
  • St Margaret of Scotland midnight walk in Life Matters.
  • Is God calling you to a vocation in the priesthood or religious life?

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