A COUNCIL has decided to scrap prayers before its meetings in favour of new 10-minute "pause for reflection" sessions.
A COUNCIL has decided to scrap prayers before its meetings in favour of new 10-minute \"pause for reflection\" sessions.
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Edinburgh City Council Lord Provost Donald Wilson and group leaders backed the move, which will open up the opportunity for reflection to all staff and visitors at full council meetings.
It came after the National Secular Society (NSS) urged Scottish councils to drop prayers sessions and singled out Edinburgh City Council, calling on it to "cease the practice of prayers until it has conducted an official review and determined by debate it is legal under Scottish law or desirable to continue with the practice".
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