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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.

New call for mandatory reporting after Catholic Church in Australia admits “devastating” scale of child abuse

New call for mandatory reporting after Catholic Church in Australia admits “devastating” scale of child abuse

Wed, 19 Apr 2017

Five secularist organisations, including the NSS, have called for the Catholic Church to take real action to ensure justice for victims of clerical child abuse.

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.

New faith schools announced in latest round of free schools

New faith schools announced in latest round of free schools

Wed, 12 Apr 2017

A number of new faith schools have been approved to open by the Department for Education (DfE) in the twelfth wave of free schools applications.