Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Sectarianism: from rhetoric to dialogue

AS part of a series of events at Just Festival looking at how to break down barriers and confront bigotry locally and globally, a discussion is taking place tonight (Tuesday 6th August), on tackling sectarianism. 

Members of the Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism in Scotland, established by Roseanna Cunningham MSP, the Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, will host a conversation on the need to shift the debate from entrenched positions of fear and blame to constructive dialogue and shared solutions.

 'Beyond rhetoric: tackling sectarianism in Scotland' runs from 6-70pm this evening in the Hall at St John's Church, corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road, Edinburgh. Tickets are £5 from the Hub, the Fringe (see link here) or from the cash box office outside the church.

Stay on afterwards to watch the acclaimed play on a strongly related theme: Singing 'I'm no a Billy, He's a Tim', which is on tonight and tomorrow night.

The image, by the way, is courtesy of Youth Scotland, the network of youth organisations across the country, and the 'Stand Up' campaign against sectarianism. 

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