Talk and AGM
Our AGM this year was again held online, on Thursday 23rd June.
Before the AGM we had a very stimulating talk by Western isles MP Angus Brendan MacNeil, entitled: “Using an election for independence if a referendum can’t happen”. This was followed by a questions / discussion session, which brought up many interesting ideas. The talk was open to non-members, and there were many contributions to the discussion.
Our activities have necessarily been curtailed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions it brought. We moved all our meetings online, and managed to continue to put our case for Independence. With no party conferences or Independence marches to attend, we were able to concentrate on work on our booklet, Scotland the Nation – a Christian Case for Independence, which was published in November 2020.
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Service at Alba Conference
CFI were invited to hold a Time for Reflection type service at the first Alba party conference, which was held in Greenock in September 2021. CFI Convener Dave Thompson took the service on the Sunday morning, with a contribution from Muslim Shaykh Rehan Raza. It was a great chance to show that Christians have a part to play in politics, as well as to provide conference delegates with a opportunity to worship.
Ken Gordon: Obituary
We are very sad that Canon Ken Gordon, a prominent and highly respected member of CFI, died in June 2021. We have written a short obituary for him.
Constitution for Scotland
Scotland will need a constitution, preferably one to be agreed before independence, so that people will know how the future independent Scotland will be governed. We want to have an input into the aspects of the constitution which concern us as Christians, e.g. the status of religion in general and of the Christian churches in particular. We have set up a working group to look initially at the draft constitution already published online at https://constitutionforscotland.scot; the first meeting of the group was on 10th. August 2021.
For further information see our web page Constitution for Scotland.