Holyrood Faith Debates - Spring 2021

Poster detailing various upcoming events - Spring 2021

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 Spring 2021:

Tuesday 26th January, 12.30-1.30pm

Religious Observance and the Time for Reflection guidance in Scottish Schools – the future of assemblies after coronavirus:


  • Paul Gilfillan, Queen Margaret University
  • Steve Younger, High Blantyre Baptist Church
  • David Lewin, Strathclyde University

Tuesday 23rd February, 12.30-1.30pm

The right of parents (or pupils) to withdraw from Religious and Moral Education in Scotland – policy, practice and fitness for purpose:


  • Graeme Nixon, University of Aberdeen
  • Joe Walker, Education Scotland
  • David Lundie, University of Glasgow

Tuesday 30th March, 12.30-1.30pm

Educational Possibilities for Scottish Muslim children:


  • Farah Ahmed, University of Cambridge
  • Shoeb Sarguroh, Al Qalam School, Glasgow
  • Muhammad Naeem, Plymouth Marjon University

First published: 8 January 2021