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Council prayers bill branded a 'recipe for divisiveness'

Council prayers bill branded a 'recipe for divisiveness'

Sat, 28 Feb 2015

A Government backed Bill to give local councils the power to include prayers in their meetings has been branded a 'recipe for divisiveness' during a House of Lords debate.

NSS rebukes Eric Pickles for claims about “aggressive secularists”

NSS rebukes Eric Pickles for claims about “aggressive secularists”

Fri, 27 Feb 2015

The National Secular Society has strongly criticised Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, for warning of "violent extremists" and "aggressive secularists" in a speech at Temple Church in London.

NSS warns of ‘de-facto’ blasphemy laws at European Parliament

NSS warns of ‘de-facto’ blasphemy laws at European Parliament

Thu, 26 Feb 2015

The National Secular Society has raised concerns about the limits imposed on free speech by unofficial blasphemy laws enforced by the threat of violence.

New poll shows significant minority of UK Muslims support attacks on Charlie Hebdo

New poll shows significant minority of UK Muslims support attacks on Charlie Hebdo

Wed, 25 Feb 2015

10% of UK Muslims aged 18-34 agreed with the statement that "organisations which publish images of the Prophet Mohammed deserve to be attacked".