Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States is not an occasion to celebrate. Her nomination comes at a time when political polarization and partisanship is at an all time high in the US. Barrett’s political views and judicial history is unlikely to mitigate this. Instead, she could very well be one of the biggest threats to America’s ever-developing progress.
The next Scottish census will be in 2021 and this will be the first year that ‘Pagan’ is offered as an option in the religion category. This is an awaited breakthrough for the community of this minority religion who have never had official recognition in a census, and who have fought for the past 20 years to have more coverage, respect, and official statistics surrounding their numbers in Scotland.