Campaigners urge Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) to believe in time for silence

June 16, 2011

Ian Swanson: CAMPAIGNERS say MSPs should be made to carry out “silent meditation” in the Holyrood chamber once every three weeks – to reflect the fact that a third of Scots are non-religious.
Holyrood adopted regular Wednesday afternoon “Time for Reflection” slots soon after the parliament was first established 12 years ago, in contrast to the behind-locked-doors prayers said in the House of Commons. Guest speakers from many different religions have taken part.

But the National Secular Society (NSS) claims the parliament has ignored the fact that about one third of the Scottish population “cannot be said to be religious in any way”.

Norman Bonney, NSS council member for Scotland, said: “The…Read the rest Read more »