Scottish Faith Leaders statement on Covid-19 Vaccination

Statement of Faith Leaders in Scotland in support of Covid

Statement of Faith Leaders in Scotland in support of Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

We faith leaders in Scotland understand the difficulty that our communities are facing during this pandemic. We urge all faith communities to take measures that will ensure their safety and the safety of others. Furthermore, we support the Covid-19 vaccination programme across the community and we encourage people to be vaccinated so that they keep themselves and their neighbours safe.

  • Bishop Hugh Gilbert, President of the Bishops Conference of Scotland
  • Rev Dr George Whyte, Principal Clerk, the Church of Scotland
  • Imam Hassan Rabbani, Imam of Zia-Ul-Quran Mosque, Muslim Chaplain at Heriot-Watt University, Chair of Scottish Muslim Forum
  • Imam Sayed Razawi, Chief Imam – Director General | Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society
  • Dr Muhammad Rafiq Habib, Convenor, Muslim Council of Scotland
  • Rabbi Moshe Rubin, Giffnock & Newlands Hebrew Congregation, Senior Rabbi of Scotland
  • Most Reverend Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness; Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
  • Ravinder Kaur Nijjar, Advisor Sikhs in Scotland and Chair of Religions for Peace UK Women of Faith Network
  • Rev Dr Fred Drummond, National Director, Evangelical Alliance Scotland
  • Rabbi David Rose, Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation
  • Allan Forsyth, Baha’i Office of Public Affairs (Scotland)
  • Isadora Quay, Baha’i Office of Public Affairs (Scotland)
  • Acharya Ji, Priest of Hindu Mandir Glasgow
  • Madhu Jain, Hindu Mandir Glasgow
  • The Revd Mark Slaney, Chair Scotland District & Shetland District, The Methodist Church in Scotland
  • Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling Buddhist Centre
  • Revd Paul Whittle, Moderator of The United Reformed Church National Synod of Scotland


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