Posted: Sun, 03 May 2015 09:00 by Alastair Lichten
It's grossly distasteful to equate the persecution of Christians in the Middle East with the discomfort felt by some Christians in Britain at having to provide services in a non-discriminatory manner, argues Alastair Lichten.
Posted: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:15 by Benjamin Jones
As huge demographic changes and the rapid increase in the Muslim population reshape religion in the UK, Benjamin Jones makes the case that secularism is the best guarantee of future freedoms for believers and atheists alike.
Posted: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:29 by Terry Sanderson
NSS president Terry Sanderson challenges the notion that Christians are widely discriminated against in the workplace, and calls for fairness, justice and common sense.
Posted: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:44 by Alistair McBay
Alistair McBay reports on Scottish Calvinism's attack on secularism, and offers his reaction to the rhetoric and tactics of the Free Church of Scotland.
Posted: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 11:59 by Terry Sanderson
NSS President Terry Sanderson argues that the churches have changed their lobbying tactics, and are trying to impose their doctrines through misdirection and 'slippery slope' arguments.
Posted: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:01 by Alastair Lichten
When mainstream politicians endorse the 'Christian Nation' narrative they feed both Muslim and Christian persecution complexes and pander to the far-right, argues Alastair Lichten.
Posted: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:00 by a parent
One parent speaks out about the damaging impact of excluding her young child from mandatory collective worship in school, and how withdrawal isn't really an option at all.
Posted: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:10 by Alastair Lichten
Every year the National Secular Society is contacted by parents upset to discover that a festive charitable project in their children's school is unwittingly making them tools for evangelisation. Alastair Lichten looks at some of their concerns.
Free Church of Scotland attacks secularism and “sexual equality”; calls for Biblical principles in Scottish Government
Posted: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:14 by Benjamin Jones
The Free Church of Scotland has labelled secularism "harmful to society". Benjamin Jones argues that secularism is in fact entirely impartial, and defends the rights of the religious and non-religious.
Posted: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:28 by Lord Alton
Religious cleansing in Iraq is making a "hateful mockery" of international law which should protect people and uphold their freedom to follow our own beliefs, argues Lord Alton.
Posted: Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:38 by Terry Sanderson
A commission has set itself up to "take the temperature of Britain's relationship with religion". But with so many vested interests on board, Terry Sanderson questions how objective its findings will be.
Posted: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:15 by Terry Sanderson
Poll claims British public vastly overestimate the number of Muslims and underestimate the number of Christians – Terry Sanderson questions if we have.
Not content with a third of state-sponsored schools pushing his faith, now Dr Welby wants the BBC to do more evangelising
Posted: Wed, 08 May 2013 14:42 by Terry Sanderson
The new Archbishop of Canterbury joins the orchestrated call for more religion on the BBC.
Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:00 by Rumy Hasan
Since September 11 2001 however and the 'war on terror', the notion of the existence of a clash between two of Huntington's civilisations – the Western and the Islamic worlds – has gained traction.
Posted: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:09 by Richard Heller
Ed Miliband's invitation to the new Archbishop of Canterbury was a mistake and a wrong turning in British politics.
Posted: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 11:37 by Anne Marie Waters
Anne Marie Waters argues that when it comes to freedom, prosperity and liberty, the men-who-live-in-palaces have got some serious questions to answer.
Are some Christian politicians deliberately trying to mislead us – or are they just ignorant of the facts?
Posted: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:34 by Terry Sanderson
The myth that there is a ban on crucifixes or crosses in the workplace is now so deeply embedded in the national consciousness that even MPs think that such a ban exists.
Posted: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:32 by Oliver Kamm
In a free society, government must defend religious liberty while being indifferent to the content of people's beliefs.
Posted: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:11 by Terry Sanderson
A familiar pattern emerged this week in the latest "Christians are being persecuted at work" case to reach an employment tribunal.
Posted: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:53 by Martin Robbins
A cross-party group of MPs has attempted to bully the Advertising Standards Authority over its ruling against faith healers, attacking the suggestion that people who make health claims should be required to provide evidence for them.
Posted: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:09 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson on how the Church of England plays on the shortness of memory to rewrite its often unpleasant history.
Posted: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:17 by Terry Sanderson
This has been a brilliant propaganda coup by the Christian activists who have struggled so hard (and spent so much money in the courts) to plant in the minds of the British that religion – and in particular, Christianity – is under fire in this country.
Posted: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:36 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson warns that Baroness Warsi risks starting a culture war that she cannot win.
Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:32 by Terry Sanderson
The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, has warned the government that if it tries to legalise gay marriage, it will face a huge onslaught from religious bodies.
Posted: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:36 by Terry Sanderson
The signs have been there for some considerable time – religion around the world is reviving, and it is not the benign, let's-be-good-to-each-other kind of religion that the propagandists would have us believe.