2 April: Faith Groups


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On 2nd of April 2014, 24 representatives from 11 different faith communities in Scotland met in Stirling for a facilitated forum on how to strengthen local democracy in Scotland.

Download a copy of the report

The forum was developed by the Commission and facilitated by the Academy of Government at the University of Edinburgh.  The session was designed to designed to maximise inclusion of every participant, to articulate the Faith perspective as part of the Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy’s work.

The report outlines themes and points prioritised by forum participants.  A full transcription of the points made is also included.

The forum comprised three sessions, each including group work and plenary deliberation, and organised around three questions:

  • What is your vision for local democracy?
  • What are the current problems and challenges?
  • What are the potential solutions and reforms?


The full report from the sessions can be downloaded here: Strengthening local democracy in Scotland: The Faith Perspective