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Friday, May 26, 2006

Church Leaders Support Debate on Sectarianism

MSPs praised church leaders who turned out for a Holyrood debate on sectarianism on 24th May

Rev Alan McDonald, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and Cardinal Keith O'Brien, head of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland, joined anti-sectarian group Nil By Mouth in the public gallery.

Glasgow Anniesland MSP Bill Butler said:
"Church and faith groups play an important role in our communities.That so many prominent members of our faith community are present to listen to this debate shows their deep-seated commitment to move forward and tackle sectarianism."
Butler said education was also a major factor and backed the twinning of denominational and non-denominational schools. It remains to be seen whether the Roman Catholic Church will be so willing to support the thoughts behind that idea !

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