Humanist Society Scotland publishes Religion in Scots Law

Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) has published Religion in Scots Law: Report of an Audit at the University of Glasgow, with an accompanying summary: the result of research commissioned by it in November 2014 and carried out by Callum Brown, Professor of Late Modern European History, Thomas Green, a Scots ecclesiastical and legal historian and Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Law and Jane Mair, Professor of Private Law.

HSS explains that its motivation came from the increased public and political awareness of the changing role of religion and belief in Scottish public life:

“Our history, our institutions and our society have been shaped by religious and non-religious believers over centuries. At a time when Scotland remains in deep conversation about where we are going, it is necessary that we first understand where we are now and how we got here.” Continue reading