NSS Blog & Opinion
Posted: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:11 by a teacher
A teacher's perspective on why faith schools should not be able to select staff and students based on their religion.
Posted: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:14 by Terry Sanderson
Pope Francis may be charming – but he is part of a rehabilitation plan that depends on bamboozling us rather than delivering any real change, argues Terry Sanderson.
Posted: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:17 by Terry Sanderson
Your local newspaper is a ready platform for you to debate and discuss secularism, writes Terry Sanderson.
Posted: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:18 by Gary McLelland
Young people have a human right to sexual health and relationships education. Something which the religious minority in Scotland is taking away, argues Gary McLelland.
Posted: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:57 by Keith Porteous Wood
The RE Council's report has been well received. However, with the decline in church attendance and increasing evangelism in schools, Keith Porteous Wood argues vital opportunities to reform RE have been missed.
Posted: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:57 by Alistair McBay
Alistair McBay blogs about the widespread failure of schools in Scotland to make the opt-out to Religious Observance known and accessible to parents.
Posted: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:50 by Anne Marie Waters
Concordats are a little known tool of the Vatican to impose its dogma in to the public square. They are anti-democratic and anti-secular and, as Anne Marie Waters argues, are having a serious impact on the safety and health of millions of women.
Posted: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:25 by Terry Sanderson
If an employer can reasonably accommodate religious requests without disrupting their business or disadvantaging their other staff, we have no objection. But if they can't, then employers should have the right to say "no" argues Terry Sanderson.
Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:12 by Saul Freeman
A first-hand account from a parent on discovering and trying to deal with evangelism in his child's school.
Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:22 by Jessica Vautier
LSS member Jessica Vautier argues that the proposal for a new oath isn't an attack on Britain's religious heritage. It is an attempt to make the justice system fairer, and for everyone to be treated equally.
Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:57 by Stephen Evans
A report published this week by the National Secular Society has shone a much needed spotlight on the activities of evangelical Christian organisations operating in our children's schools.
Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:28 by Shaun Joynson
Shaun Joynson explains how it took a moment of brave realisation by one official that the world had changed and that as a movement, Scouting by definition, had to change and be open to all.
Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:02 by Abhishek Phandis
LSE censorship – a first-hand account of what happened last week by Abhishek Phandis.
Posted: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:03 by Terry Sanderson
The Government is in denial about the fact that parents would prefer there to be fewer faith schools and that the system is being exploited and misused by churches and extremist groups, argues Terry Sanderson.
Posted: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:55 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson asks how have we allowed state schools to fall into the hands of people with such a sinister agenda of indoctrination?
Posted: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:38 by Anne Marie Waters
Just because a woman chooses the niqab does not make the niqab ok – it remains a tool of subjugation and suppression, argues Anne Marie Waters.
Posted: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:23 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson argues we must tread carefully so that our liberal impulses are not exploited and misused by people who are far from liberal.
Posted: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:52 by Julie Pernet
A statement on the "One of us" petition by Julie Pernet on behalf of the European Humanist Federation.
Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 15:55 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson argues we don't need taxpayer's money being spent on reports that tell us that some religious people are annoyed that other people aren't interested in their beliefs.
Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:04 by Meg Wallace
Meg Wallace argues against cultural relativism as a basis for accepting moral values, and instead advocates the observance of the globally-agreed principles enshrined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Posted: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:52 by Terry Sanderson
Those who portray themselves as a moral arbiter have to be consistently moral — something which Justin Welby and The Runnymede Trust hasn't fully grasped, argues Terry Sanderson.
Posted: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:00 by Meredith Doig
Meredith Doig, president of the Rationalist Society of Australia, reports on her country's continued privileged treatment of religion.
Posted: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:46 by Adrian Short
The secular state frees believers from religious persecution and non-believers from religious compulsion. Adrian Short asks, who in their right mind would want anything else?
Posted: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:08 by Nahla Mahmoud
Nahla Mahmoud argues that authorities, groups and individuals who use apostasy as a weapon to silence others or to justify their existence need to challenged.
Posted: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:20 by Stephen Evans
Stephen Evans argues that secularism offers the only realistic roadmap to national unity for the people of Egypt.