Public consultation process
Please scrutinise all the proposed amendments and replies before commenting or voting. Short comments are most often read and must not exceed 100 words.You can propose an Amendment at the bottom of this page - please read the guidelines .
Note that the original wording appears again first below and sustains the same comment & voting regime as all other amendment proposals.
Section 2.7. Section 2.7. All citizens have the right to freedom of religion or none, provided it is practised within Scots law.
Section 2.7. Article 9 of the ECHR
Not only citizens + slight rewording
Section 2.7. Everyone has the right to freedom of religion, provided that it is practised within the law, or to none.
Freedom of spiritual expression and religion
Section 2.7. All citizens have the right to freedom of spiritual expression, maybe expressed through religious practice, to the extent it does not impinge upon that of others and is practiced within the law.
Section 2.7. Spiritual expression is a basic human need. Historically, the right to spiritual expression in Scotland has been considered by many people to be a matter of religion, certain religions have supported suppression of certain modes of spiritual expression. Now most people in Scotland don't have a religion (Natsen survey). Spiritual expression doesn't need a religious context. Whilst it may be manifest through religious practice it is not solely a matter of religion. A constitution should recognise the human need for spiritual expression as a right, and the right of people to express their spiritual expression religiously if they so wish.
Proposed Amendment to Section 2.7
Section 2.7. Section 2.7. All citizens have the right to freedom of religion.