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Online debate will allow people to grill anti-sectarian campaigner

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30th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell 0 Comments

An online debate examining sectarianism in Scotland is to take place this Friday.

Hosted by charity Action on Sectarianism, the session will give people an opportunity to ask Dave Scott, campaign director of Nil By Mouth, the questions they have on the topic and get some answers from an organisation leading the anti-sectarian work taking place.

Dave Scott

Dave Scott

Nil by Mouth has never claimed to have all the answers to this problem but we do have the will to look for them

Speaking ahead of the debate, Scott said he hoped it would be a positive discussion giving everyone the chance to swap ideas and views. 

“I'm looking forward to taking part in this event,” he told TFN.

“The internet can often be used to spread sectarian hate so it's important we also try and harness its positive powers as well. Action on Sectarianism is an important website that links people with an interest in this complex problem and gives us the chance to swap ideas and views. 

“Nil by Mouth has never claimed to have all the answers to this problem but we do have the will to look for them. We'd welcome any questions on our work and our campaigns as well as wider society's role in eradicating bigotry.” 

The 45-minute debate will be live streamed via Periscope from 2.15pm but his answers will also be typed up and put on the discussion forum on Action on Sectarianism’s website as well as on Twitter.

To ask a question you can submit one on the discussion forum in advance or during the debate.

You can also send them on Twitter by either direct messaging or mentioning @AoSScotland in your tweet.