Early day motion 465

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That this House celebrates the signing of the Declaration for Humanity by senior religious figures and scholars in Parliament Hall in St Andrews on 23 September 2016; notes the declaration, written by St Andrews Professor of Divinity Mario Aguilar, incorporates the teachings of different faiths and embraces the basic principles of humanity, equality, diversity and freedom; further notes the declaration marks the culmination of the Year of Interfaith Dialogue initiative set up by Professor Aguilar to stimulate conversation about the commonalities between the different faiths of the world; is delighted that the declaration will be signed by the representative of Pope Francis, members of various other Christian Churches, Hindu community members from the UK and India, ambassadors of Muslim nations, leaders of the UK Jewish community and the representative of the Dalai Lama; and encourages schools, community organisations and faith groups around the world to use the declaration to form discussion and foster the idea of a common humanity as a tool against radicalisation.

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Total number of signatures: 18

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 27.10.2016
Blackford, Ian Scottish National Party Ross Skye and Lochaber 15.09.2016
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 21.10.2016
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 15.09.2016
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 14.09.2016
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 14.09.2016
Grant, Peter Scottish National Party Glenrothes 01.11.2016
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 24.10.2016
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 21.10.2016
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 21.10.2016
McGarry, Natalie INDEPENDENT Glasgow East 10.10.2016
Newlands, Gavin Scottish National Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 21.10.2016
Nicolson, John Scottish National Party East Dunbartonshire 24.10.2016
Salmond, Alex Scottish National Party Gordon 21.10.2016
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 15.09.2016
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 15.09.2016
Thompson, Owen Scottish National Party Midlothian 12.10.2016
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 10.10.2016