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Religion in Scotland

Scotland, in common with the rest of the United Kingdom, is traditionally a Christian nation with around 70% claiming to be Christian. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ...

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The Church of Scotland (CofS; Scottish Gaelic: ), known informally by its pre-Union Scots name, The Kirk, is the national church of Scotland. ... The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland describes the organisation of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church in the geographic area of Scotland, distinct from the Catholic Church in England & Wales and the Catholic Church in Ireland. ... The contemporary Free Church of Scotland is that part of the original Free Church of Scotland that remained outside of the union with the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland in 1900. ... The Free Church of Scotland (post 1900) is that part of the original Free Church of Scotland that remained outside of the union with the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland in 1900. ... The United Free Church of Scotland (or ‘U.F. Church’) is a Scottish Presbyterian denomination formed in 1900 by the union of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland (or U.P.) and the Free Church of Scotland, which in turn united with the Church of Scotland in 1929. ... St. ... The Associated Presbyterian Churches (APC), a small Scottish denomination (with some representation in Canada and New Zealand), were formed in 1989 from part of the community of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland. ... Logo of the Scottish Episcopal Church with the motto: Evangelical truth and Apostolic order. ... Baptist Union of Scotland is an association serving the Baptist churches of Scotland. ... Action of Churches Together in Scotland (ACTS) is an ecumenical grouping of churches and associated organisations founded in 1990. ... John Knox regarded as the leader of the Scottish Reformation The Scottish Reformation was Scotlands formal break with the papacy in 1560, and the events surrounding this. ... Hinduism in Scotland is of relatively recent provenance, with the bulk of Scottish Hindus having settled there in the second half of the 20th century. ... The earliest date at which Jews arrived in Scotland is not known. ...

Glasgow Central Mosque is one of the biggest Sunni mosques in Glasgow, and one of the largest in Glasgow

The arrival of Islam in Scotland is relatively recent. The bulk of Muslims in Scotland come from families who immigrated during the late 20th century. In Scotland Muslims represent 0.84% of the population (42,557)[1], with 20,000 in Glasgow and are the largest non-Christian group, other than atheists and agnostics. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2288x1712, 820 KB) Glasgow Central Mosque in Glasgow, Scotland]] Photo taken by Finlay McWalter on September 4th 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2288x1712, 820 KB) Glasgow Central Mosque in Glasgow, Scotland]] Photo taken by Finlay McWalter on September 4th 2005. ... Sunni Muslims are the largest denomination of Islam. ... The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ...

Traditionally, many Scottish Muslims have ties to Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, although there are increasing numbers from the Arab world. Arab States redirects here. ...

The first Muslim student in Scotland was Wazir Beg from Bombay (now "Mumbai"). He is recorded as being a medical student who studied at the University of Edinburgh between 1858-59. [2] , Bombay redirects here. ... The University of Edinburgh (Scottish Gaelic: ), founded in 1582,[4] is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland. ...

The production of goods and Glasgow's busy port meant that many lascars were employed there. Dundee was at the peak of importing jute; hence, sailors from Bengal were a feature at the port. Records from the Glasgow Sailors' Home show that, in 1903, nearly a third (5,500) of all boarders were Muslim lascars.

Scottish Muslims

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See also

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is an unincorporated association founded in 1997 with the following aims: To promote co-operation, consensus and unity on Muslim affairs in the UK. To encourage and strengthen all existing efforts being made for the benefit of the Muslim community. ... Islam is the second largest religion in the United Kingdom with a total of 1,591,000, (or 2. ...

External links

  • The Scottish-Islamic Foundation
  • Census 2001: Key Statistics of Scotland (PDF, religion KS027)
  • What is sectarianism?
  • Reaching out in Edinburgh
  • Last Muslim School in Scotland Faces Closure Deadline
  • "Islam misunderstood"
  • Scottish Left Review article on Islam in Scotland
  • Osama Saeed, a Scottish Muslim activist
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