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Civil religion in the UK, Canada, Australia and the Commonwealth

By Norman Bonney,
Manchester University Press, October 2013

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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Scotland not a Christian country - official

I have news for Angus Logan who complains (letters 3 September) about secularist campaigns to separate church and state.

Scotland is no longer a Christian country - at least in the view of the Scottish Parliament that decided on 9 September 1999 by a vote of 99 to 9 with 13 abstentions, that it would not have exclusively Christian prayers. 

Recent surveys have also indicated, what the 2011 census will shortly probably affirm, that Christians are now no longer, or only slightly, a majority in the Scottish population. Time for Reflection in the Scottish Parliament will thus have to adjust to this by lessening the contributions that Christians make to its proceedings if it is to reflect its founding principles.

Letter in the Scotsman 4 September 2013

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