The letter reads:
We believe it is inevitable, one way or another, that the people of Scotland will want to become involved in this issue. We therefore call upon the Scottish Parliament without delay to initiate a nationwide debate, in order that the views of the Scottish public may be heard. It is thereby hoped that a consensus may be reached that will enable our involvement to promote the best interest and dignity of each human person.
The statement was issued on behalf of Glasgow Churches Together’s member churches – the Church of Scotland, Methodist Church, Roman Catholic Church, Salvation Army, Scottish Episcopal Church, United Free Church and United Reformed Church.
Earlier this month the Conference of European Churches also expressed its “deep concern about the repeated loss of life in the Mediterranean. CEC deplores that for over two decades tens of thousands of migrants have drowned in their attempts to reach safety or find a more dignified life in Europe.”