Posted: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:26
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.
Posted: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:31
The chief inspector of the schools inspectorate Ofsted has spoken out against gender segregation in mixed-sex schools.
Posted: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:37
A prominent group of ex-Muslims are facing calls to be banned from future Pride marches in London after a mosque complained about their criticisms of Islam.
Posted: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:30
A lecture at Manchester Art Gallery will pay tribute to the National Secular Society's founding president Charles Bradlaugh on 9 September.
Posted: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:55
Legislators in Malaysia's northeastern state of Kelantan have voted to allow the public caning of those who break strict Islamic laws.
Posted: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:21
The Scottish government is planning to curtail the influence of religious leaders over state education.
Sex education: schools’ religious ethos may ‘limit’ pupils’ knowledge of LGBT facts and contraception
Posted: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:15
More than 50 faith leaders have warned that schools' ability to teach relationships and sex education (RSE) through a faith ethos could undermine its accuracy and inclusivity.
Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:50
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Belgium's ban on wearing face veils in public does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.
Posted: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:30
The leader of Scotland's biggest teachers' union has said fewer non-Catholics are teaching in the country's Catholic schools because teachers can be vetted according to their religious views.
Posted: Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:54
The schools inspectorate Ofsted is to appeal against a ruling on gender segregation in a landmark case at the Court of Appeal next week.
Posted: Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:43
More British people are becoming non-religious, according to the National Secular Society's initial analysis of the latest British Social Attitudes survey.
Posted: Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:00
The National Secular Society has joined calls for a public inquiry into the funding of Islamist extremism in Britain after a damning investigation by a prominent think tank.
Posted: Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:17
The National Secular Society has reiterated the need to defend all victims of religious persecution after a government minister said the UK would focus "in particular" on Christian communities under threat.
Posted: Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:37
Schools may not teach one religion at the expense of others or hold compulsory religious observances, a court in South Africa has ruled.
Posted: Tue, 04 Jul 2017 14:06
The son of the former Archbishop of Canterbury has said "changing attitudes" are behind criticism of his father's handling of a sexual abuse scandal.
Posted: Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:47
The National Secular Society has welcomed a commitment by OFSTED's chief inspector to protect children in unregistered faith schools.
Posted: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:02
The Secular Medical Forum has welcomed new standards for pharmacy professionals that protect pharmacy users from conscientious objections.
Posted: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:14
The NSS has welcomed a Government announced that Northern Irish women will able to get abortions on the NHS in England.
Posted: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:00
Ireland's state-funded Catholic primary schools are to lose the ability discriminate on the basis of religion in their admissions policies.
Posted: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:50
A religious liberty advocacy group in the US has warned that a Supreme Court ruling that the state of Missouri must extend a playground fund to religious organisations could "open the door to more taxpayer support for religion".