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Caught between Hindu and Buddhist nationalists: Rohingya Muslims face expulsion

Caught between Hindu and Buddhist nationalists: Rohingya Muslims face expulsion

Posted: Thu, 17 Aug 2017

The Indian government plans to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the country to Myanmar after labelling them all illegal immigrants.

DUP vows to resist calls to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage

DUP vows to resist calls to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage

Posted: Fri, 11 Aug 2017

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said her party will retain Northern Ireland's restrictions on abortion and same-sex marriage, despite growing pressure for reform.

NSS criticises Archbishops over clerical hostility to LGBT+ rights

NSS criticises Archbishops over clerical hostility to LGBT+ rights

Posted: Thu, 03 Aug 2017

The National Secular Society's Executive Director, Keith Porteous Wood, has criticised Church of England leaders for their record on gay rights after they spoke out on the subject.

UN tells Pakistan to end blasphemy laws and protect minorities

UN tells Pakistan to end blasphemy laws and protect minorities

Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017

The UN's Human Rights Committee has told Pakistan to end its blasphemy laws and do more to protect religious minorities.

NSS expresses support for 'deplatformed' Richard Dawkins

NSS expresses support for 'deplatformed' Richard Dawkins

Posted: Tue, 25 Jul 2017

The National Secular Society has expressed its support for Richard Dawkins after a radio station cancelled one of his speeches because of his criticisms of Islam.

Pakistan puts pressure on Facebook to help punish 'blasphemers'

Pakistan puts pressure on Facebook to help punish 'blasphemers'

Posted: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

The Pakistani government is punishing people for social media posts which it considers blasphemous, and placing pressure on social media companies to help it do so.

Ofsted head criticises segregation as Islamic school is taken over

Ofsted head criticises segregation as Islamic school is taken over

Posted: Tue, 18 Jul 2017

The chief inspector of the schools inspectorate Ofsted has spoken out against gender segregation in mixed-sex schools.

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