Church of Scotland

Refugees (Family Reunion)(No2) Bill

A briefing from the Church of Scotland on the Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill 2017-19 to MPs in Scotland.

Published: March 2018

Scottish Parliament debate: Hidden Lives – New Beginnings: Destitution, Asylum and Insecure Immigration Status in Scotland

A briefing from David Bradwell at Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees to MSPs in advance of a Scottish Parliament debate on the report published by the Equality and Human Rights committee – Hidden Lives – New Beginnings: Destitution, asylum and insecure immigration status in Scotland.

Published: May 2017

Made for Goodness – a faithful response to the refugee crisis

This briefing has been written by the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) which includes the Methodist Church, Baptists Together, Church of Scotland, United Reformed Church. It looks at the history and consequences of the current humanitarian crisis and highlights four specific areas that Churches can engage with and campaign on.

Published: July 2016

Human Trafficking in Scotland and the UK

Published: January 2015

British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015

Mark Griffin MSP (Labour) introduced the Members’ Bill aiming to promote the use of British Sign Language (BSL) which was given Royal Assent in October 2015.

Published: November 2014

Catholic Parliamentary Office

Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

This briefing was written by the Catholic Parliamentary Office on the current Scottish Government consultation on the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill which runs until 17 March 2020.

Published: February 2020