Parliamentary motions to support Red Wednesday and Interfaith Week
The following motions were recently posted on the Scottish Parliament website. Both were put forward by John Mason MSP.
Religious Persecution #RedWednesday
‘That the Parliament notes the #RedWednesday event being held on 22 November across Scotland and around the world to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians and all who suffer for their peacefully held beliefs; understands that a week of events will take place from 19 to 26 November to raise awareness of religious persecution; further notes that the #RedWednesday campaign honours Christians and other faith groups who suffer and die due to their faith; welcomes the participation of churches and others across Scotland, led especially by Aid to the Church in Need and Christian Solidarity Worldwide; further notes that anyone can get involved by simply wearing red, and hopes that the #RedWednesday campaign will achieve its aim of respect and tolerance for people of faith and between different faith traditions.’
Scottish Interfaith Week 2017
‘That the Parliament welcomes the celebration of Scottish Interfaith Week 2017, which was officially launched on 13 November; notes that the week aims to provide an opportunity for people from all backgrounds to celebrate Scotland’s religious heritage and diversity; understands that Scottish Interfaith Week has been celebrated since its inauguration in 2004; further understands that the theme for this year’s week is “creativity and the arts”, which aims to highlight the positive impact that the arts can have in breaking down barriers between people; wishes the event every success, and hopes that it will achieve its goal of helping foster a more tolerant and connected society.’