Who we are, what we believe, what we do
We are Christians For Independence, the group for Christians who support Scottish Independence. We are both cross-party and cross-denominational.
The group was formed in 2009 and engaged with the Christian communities of Scotland in the run-up to the Independence referendum of September 2014. We continue to campaign for independence.
We want a Scotland that speaks with her own voice and makes her own unique contribution to God’s world: a Scotland that stands alongside the other nations on these isles, as an independent nation. We seek to continue our engagement with the Christian communities of Scotland. We believe that self-government will give Scottish Christians the best platform upon which to work collaboratively with others in building a more socially just society at home and abroad.
We are active in many different ways, posting on social media (find us on Facebook and Twitter), holding meetings and talks, taking part in Independence marches and conferences and much more. Take a look at our Past Events page to see some of the things we have done.
Our biggest venture so far has been a booklet which was been designed to make a Christian case for Independence in advance of the 2021 Holyrood election and a second Independence Referendum. It was distributed to almost 5000 Scottish clergy, and to many politicians. You can read about it here: Scotland the Nation: a Christian Case for Independence.
CFI currently has the following office bearers and committee members:
Convener: Dave Thompson; Vice-convener: Alison Campbell; Treasurer: Dr Gareth Morgan
Committee members: Rev Edward Andrews, Lesley Findlay, Rosemary Ramsay, Stephen Shilton, Rev Stuart Stevenson.
Co-ordinator: Marjorie Wilson
If you would like to join us, or if you have any questions, please fill in the form on our contact page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.