Through Speak Out we heard your strong desire to do politics differently in Scotland, the United Kingdom and Europe.

The Church is in a strong position to bring people together across the political spectrum to make the changes you want to see.

The Speak Out consultation raised many issues including:

Issues raised

  • The hope for more direct or local democracy
  • Questions around constitutional reform
  • Disillusionment with political systems
  • A desire to move beyond party politics and tribalism

The Church and Society Council works closely with the Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office, an ecumenical organisation that encourages parliamentary engagement with churches across Scotland, and resources churches to contribute to public debate. Find out more at

In the following film Rachel and Duncan talk about what doing politics differently means to them, and give examples of how young people are at the forefront of trying new ways of being politically engaged. What could Doing Politics Differently look like in your church and community?

Get in touch to share your examples and inspire others to do the same.