Law and religion round-up – 24th January

Closing places of worship in Scotland

A group of church leaders in Scotland, supported by the Christian Legal Centre, has sent a pre-action letter to the Scottish Government calling for the reopening of places of worship during the current lockdown. The letter, which contends, inter alia, that the closure is disproportionate and in breach of Article 9 ECHR, asked for a response by 21 January. The Church of Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church have both stated that they do not support the proposed action.

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