Public Issues

Our Union has an active Public Issues and Social Action Group, on which our General Director serves. Currently chaired by Brian Muir, the group is made up of gifted and experienced people who are involved in a variety of political parties and none.

They seek to support the General Director in co-coordinating our Union’s response to current political, moral and ethical developments. They submit reasoned responses to a select number of consultations sent out by Holyrood and Westminster. They also seek to create resources to help churches reach their own conclusion on issues of national concern.

The public issues group works with other Christian organisations from time to time, and are regular contributors to and recipients of the work of the Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office.

Please address any questions or comments about Public Issues to our General Director:

The following resource modules on Religious Freedom have been published to assist our Baptist community in Scotland in thinking reflectively on the topic of Religious Freedom. Although the modules have been designed for use in discussion groups and Bible study groups, the material within the modules may also be used for workshops, day conferences, or even as resource material for worship. Local congregations will be best placed to decide how to use the material most creatively.

The Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office (SCPO) chaired by Crown Terrace Baptist Church’s Brian Miller has produced a briefing for the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary Election. It is an excellent resource for those intending to engage with politicians and political parties in the coming weeks. For those intending to preach and teach on political issues in the run up to the election you will find it helpful in highlighting some of the key issues for theological reflection.