Nil by Mouth (charity)

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Nil by Mouth is a registered Scottish anti-sectarian charity based in Glasgow and working across Scotland. It was established in 2000 by David Graham, Louise Cumming and Cara Henderson (whose friend, Mark Scott—a Glasgow schoolboy and Celtic F.C. fan—was the victim of a sectarian murder in 1996).[1][2]

The work of the charity includes working in partnerships with other organisations and supporting various programmes, helping and supporting anti-sectarian projects, delivering awareness raising workshops within schools, workplaces and community groups and supporting employers with equality good practice.

2010 sees the ten-year anniversary of the charity who believe there is a need for their campaigning work to continue to help address issues of sectarianism and religious intolerance in Scottish society.

Along with Celtic F.C., Rangers F.C., churches and Glasgow City Council, Nil by Mouth started the "Sense Over Sectarianism" campaign in 2001.[3] The charity's founders wrote its social charter and it went on to receive a Philip Lawrence Award for its work.[4]


  1. ^ "Recent Initiatives by Rangers and Celtic to Combat Racism, Sectarianism and Bigotry". Retrieved 2006-04-18.  Archived 26 October 2004 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Woman's bid to beat bigotry". BBC News. 2000-04-29. Retrieved 2006-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Proud to follow the Blue Guide". Retrieved 2006-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Young Scots campaign against sectarianism". Retrieved 2006-04-18. 

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