Ross Greer with the Scottish Secular Society

Posted by on 7 July, 2018 | 0 comments

We are happy to announce that Ross Greer has confirmed to be our guest and speaker for our August 2nd meeting. Sworn in as an MSP for the West of Scotland in 2016, Ross has been a tenacious activist since joining the Green Party at 15 years old. 

 

He has continuing deep roots with the youth wing of his party and was pivotal in getting young people politically aware and engaged and, of particular self-proclaimed interest: how to organise. Ross also bucks the trend of youth engagement with Christianity and is open about how his faith informs his politics and inspires his activism to reach for a better society and environment – and how the Church of Scotland is failing to do so.

In parliament he sits on a number of committees regarding Culture and Tourism, and Education and Skills and therefore could provide interesting insight into the political dimension regarding religion’s place in school. Ross also sits on the cross-party groups for Freedom of Religion or Belief, on Kurdistan, Palestine and Tibet providing a global outlook on places of religious and cultural tensions.

This has the makings for an interesting discussion and we look forward to seeing you on the 2nd of August.

 

Date: 2nd July 2018

Time: 19.30 – 21.00

Location: Annie Besant Lodge, 17 Queens Crescent, St. George’s Cross, Glasgow, G4 9BL


Wine reception to follow. Our events and talks are free and open to the public, member and non-members alike. We are a non-profit organisation that receives no funding from external groups or the government. Our campaigns and events are funded by the generous donations of our members and supporters.


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