On Saturday 22 June 2013 Edinburgh Secular Society, in conjunction with University of Edinburgh Humanist Association, will host the first of a series of National campaign meetings in the lead up to the 2014 independence referendum.
The event will take place in the University of Edinburgh’s Teviot Row House.
An excellent opportunity for representatives from Scottish media to speak directly with representatives of secular campaign groups.
The day will consist of a range of presentations by leaders of Edinburgh Secular Society, Humanist Society Scotland, National Secular Society, Skeptics, Brights and other free-thought groups.
There will be particular emphasis on our shared concerns about religious privilege in the Scottish Education System.
Topics will include updates on the on-going campaign to remove Religious Observance from Edinburgh’s non-denominational schools and will share information with a view to helping delegates from other regions in Scotland to begin their own similar petitions. During the event all groups will be asked to support a joint commitment calling for the end of statutory RO in non-denominational schools.
There will also be a chance for all parties to discuss the future of secular campaigning in Scotland.
Gary McLelland, ESS Chair will discuss how, "Statutory religious observance has no place in a 21st Century education system"
Neil Barber, ESS Media Officer says, “We’ve witnessed a growing support for secularism throughout Scotland. This conference will consolidate and focus that.”