Welcome to the website of Christians For Independence, the group for Christians who support Scottish Independence.

Members

New members are always welcome. If you would like to join CFI, please fill in our contact form, or email us at christiansforindependence@gmail.com.

Our latest news:

Talk on Gaza

We are hosting a talk by Dr Philippa Whitford on Saturday 8th June at 12 noon in the Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling (doors open, with refreshments, from 11.30),
Dr Whitford’s talk is entitled:

Working in Gaza  –  with reflections on the current situation.

Dr Whitford is a consultant breast surgeon who worked in a United Nations hospital in Gaza in the late 1980s; she returned to Gaza in 2016 to advise local hospitals on how to improve healthcare, and also carried out some breast surgery operations in the West Bank. She has been an SNP MP for Central Ayrshire since 2015, and was the SNP health spokesperson in the House of Commons for six years.
The talk will be followed by a Question and Answer session with Dr Whitford.
To book a place, please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/working-in-gaza-tickets-899018226717.

AGM

Our AGM will be held in the Albert Halls, Stirling at 2.15 pm on Saturday 8th June, after the talk by Dr Whitford and a break for lunch.  It will include a discussion on our future policy and activities. All are welcome to attend.

Jesuits:  statement on Gaza

A CFI member, who is also a member of the Society of Jesus, has made us aware of a statement issued by the Jesuits about the situation in Gaza.
They say that they cannot remain silent in the face of the failure of anyone to stop the killing and halt the famine. The deaths, injuries, disease and homelessness are not inevitable but are the result of deliberate choices, and they advocate their dream for a different future and “the only road to true peace”.
We urge you to read the whole statement.

Interview:  strategies for Independence

Christians for Independence Convener Dave Thompson was interviewed recently on the Scottish Indy Podcast, in a series on Strategies for Independence. The discussion covered many aspects such as how we build support for independence, the role of a Constitutional Convention, the forthcoming UK General Election and more.
You can watch the interview on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZJnO2OUj80, or listen to it on the Scottish Indy Podcast website at https://scottishindypod.scot/scottish-party-politics/independence-strategy-debates-pt3/.

Route to Independence

Like other independence-supporting organisations, we have been discussing the Route to Independence: what will work in the current political situation, and how can we achieve this?  Dave Thompson, our Convener, has drawn up our agreed and preferred Route to Independence, taking into account revisions suggested at our last two members’ meetings. You can read the Route to Independence here, and we welcome comments on it.

Independence Forum Scotland

Christians for Independence is joining the new Independence Forum Scotland, with our Convener Dave Thompson as our representative. This is a new body which aims to unite the independence movement, set up a National Convention to try to achieve independence and, by means of working groups, deal with all aspects of establishing an independent state.  It is not party-political and membership is composed of civic and grassroots bodies. We are very pleased to be a part of this promising new organisation.