Holyrood Faith Debates - Summer 2021

Holyrood Faith Debates Flier Summer - UPDATED

The Holyrood Faith Debates series seeks to engage policy-makers, faith communities and academics in the area of religion, belief and education across Scotland.

By building a network of informed and engaged stakeholders, we hope to stimulate a more informed and consensual policy discourse about the role of religion and belief in Scottish education and public life.

For information or to attend, please contact: david.lundie@glasgow.ac.uk 


Events in Summer 2021:

Tuesday 18th May, 7.00 - 8.00pm

Security, violent extremism and schooling - the Prevent duty in Scottish schools:


  • Alex Elwick & Lee Jerome, UCL Institute of Education
  • Martin Sjoen, University of Western Norway
  • David Lundie, University of Aberdeen

Tuesday 25th May, 12.30-1.30pm

Non-religious worldviews in Religious and Moral Education:


  • Jonathan Lanman, Understanding Unbelief Project
  • Fraser Sutherland, Humanist Society Scotland
  • Rachael Shillitoe, University of Birmingham

Tuesday 22nd June, 7.00 - 8.00pm

LGBT+ inclusive education and religious faith:


  • Alan McManus, Author – Masculum et Feminam, TIE campaign & the Conservative Catholic
  • Justin Beck, LGBT Youth Scotland
  • Khalil Akbar, University of East London

First published: 8 January 2021