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The 2011 census provides a snapshot of faith within Scotland. Comparing figures with the 2001 census, there is a substantial increase in the proportion of people who say they have no religion (28% in 2001 to 37% in 2011), no change to Roman Catholic followers from 2001 (16%), a small increase in the Muslim population and a significant drop in Church of Scotland followers from 42 to 32%. Despite declining affiliations with mainstream religion, perceptions of Christian sectarianism and religious prejudice in Scotland are still strong, and this goes well beyond the football terraces and often into the workplace.
At this event, we will explore:
This roundtable will be an excellent opportunity to network with other organisations as well as be part of a facilitated roundtable that will give you a chance to explore issues relating to faith and sectarianism your workplace.
This session will be hosted by Standard Life Aberdeen and chaired by Joan Stuart who is our Member Engagement Manager responsible for supporting member organisations within Scotland and north of England with their diversity and inclusion agendas.
Joan will also be joined by Nil by Mouth, Scotland’s leading charity on anti-sectarianism and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) to give an overview of hate crime in Scotland. Nil by Mouth is Scotland’s oldest anti-sectarianism charity and was set up by Glasgow teenager Cara Henderson in response to the brutal sectarian murder of her friend Mark Scott in 1995. They exist with the sole aim of creating a Scotland free from sectarianism and aim to achieve this by; educating, supporting, inspiring and challenging. COPFS is the sole public prosecution agency for Scotland and publishes figures for recorded hate crime in June of each year.
The event will be hosted by Standard Life Aberdeen
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in finding our more on this issue to support in the workplace.
Free – this is a Member or Invitation Only event.