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NSS welcomes Supreme Court ruling on abortion objection case

NSS welcomes Supreme Court ruling on abortion objection case

Wed, 17 Dec 2014

The Supreme Court has overturned a ruling on the case of two Catholic midwives. The nurses had claimed the right not to "delegate, supervise and support" staff who were involved in abortions.

Government forces local authority to hand over £1 million site to Sikh faith school

Government forces local authority to hand over £1 million site to Sikh faith school

Tue, 16 Dec 2014

Leeds City Council has been ordered to hand over a former primary school site worth almost £1 million to an enable an undersubscribed Sikh free school to relocate.

Schools Minister writes to Rabbi over advice to avoid science questions at Jewish faith school

Schools Minister writes to Rabbi over advice to avoid science questions at Jewish faith school

Mon, 15 Dec 2014

The Minister for Schools has written to an Orthodox Jewish school, after the NSS raised concerns that the school was advising pupils to not answer exam questions on evolution and human reproduction.

House of Lords debates FGM and Sharia Law in the UK

House of Lords debates FGM and Sharia Law in the UK

Fri, 12 Dec 2014

On Thursday 11 December, there were debates in the House of Lords on female genital mutilation (FGM) and the "impact of Sharia Law on the United Kingdom."