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Death sentence for Saudi ‘apostate’ amid surge of violence against atheists across Islamic world

Death sentence for Saudi ‘apostate’ amid surge of violence against atheists across Islamic world

Fri, 28 Apr 2017

A Saudi trial based "heavily on Koranic law" has resulted in a death sentence for a 'mentally ill' man who denounced the Islamic 'prophet' Mohammed.

NSS rejects Church’s call for end to RE right to withdraw, without meaningful reform

NSS rejects Church’s call for end to RE right to withdraw, without meaningful reform

Thu, 27 Apr 2017

The National Secular Society has said that Religious Education must be fundamentally reformed before the existing right to withdraw children from RE can be removed.

Foreign Office urges Russia to uphold human rights after Jehovah’s Witnesses ruling

Foreign Office urges Russia to uphold human rights after Jehovah’s Witnesses ruling

Mon, 24 Apr 2017

The Foreign Office has condemned a decision by the Russian Supreme Court to label Jehovah's Witnesses "extremists."

Welsh students launch petition against collective worship

Welsh students launch petition against collective worship

Fri, 21 Apr 2017

Two Welsh school students have launched a petition calling on Welsh Assembly Members to end the obligation on schools to hold collective worship.

Success! Pharmaceutical Council embraces secular reforms

Success! Pharmaceutical Council embraces secular reforms

Tue, 18 Apr 2017

The independent pharmacists' regulator has approved new standards governing the role of religion in pharmacy services, in a move welcomed by the National Secular Society.