Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Scotland: Church backs anti-bigotry initiative

Catholic World News - August 26, 2011

The director of the Scottish Catholic Media Office, has praised the charity Nil by Mouth for developing anti-bigotry seminars for the workplace.

“Sectarianism is often a euphemism for anti-Catholicism, which has existed in Scotland for over 450 years,” said Peter Kearney. “Any change of emphasis by anti-sectarian organizations, which reflects the fact that over ten years of such programs we have seen sectarian offences rise, is to be welcomed. Clearly, football, which accounts for around 15% of convictions for religious aggravated crimes, is not at the heart of this problem.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($15,935 to go):
$35,000.00 $19,064.98
46% 54%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The rising, dangerous influence of 'transgender' ideology 15 hours ago
Does the EU flag evoke the patronage of the Virgin Mary? 16 hours ago
The diocese as corporate sponsor 23 hours ago
Lectures on Art and Faith in NYC August 26
Black Mass Thwarted in Oklahoma City August 26

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8