Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:01
Members and supporters of the National Secular Society gathered in Portcullis House on Wednesday night to discuss the future of free speech, two years after the attack on Charlie Hebdo.
Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:30
A secularist report produced by academics and campaigners has urged the Government to reject calls for more religious privilege.
Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00
Two community schools in Kent are to be folded into an academy trust under Church control, in the latest Church takeover of community schools, a trend warned of by the National Secular Society last year.
Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:43
Hundreds of people have protested against a new school in Bala having a Church in Wales ethos, and a local councillor has called on the Church to back away from the project.
Posted: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:57
The Irish Minister for Education and Skills has set out plans to tackle the religious discrimination endemic in the Irish education system, hitting out at the unfairness of a baptism requirement for school places.
Posted: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:14
It isn't long until Secularist of the Year 2017, and the National Secular Society is seeking your nominations for the award.
Posted: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:27
A ComRes poll has found that a plurality of 18 to 24 year olds believe Britain is a country "without a specific religious identity."
Posted: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:57
Religious leaders are set to steamroll faith schools into massive academy chains, centralising church control over the state-funded schools.
Posted: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:21
The National Secular Society has highlighted failures in the governance of Scottish schools, identifying a string of incidents where pupils have been exposed in schools to extreme religious views.
Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:22
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on religious observance, following a court case last year and a poll from The Times which found a majority in favour of change.
Posted: Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:57
New professional standards being consulted on by the General Pharmaceutical Council will emphasise the rights of patients, rather than pharmacists who refuse to dispense medicines for religious reasons.
Posted: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:33
Nine faith schools which teach the fundamentalist Accelerated Christian Education curriculum have been downgraded, following Ofsted inspections ordered by the Department for Education.
Posted: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:17
Ofsted inspectors have downgraded an independent Islamic school in Tower Hamlets after finding "grimy" facilities, "inappropriate" books and a camera placed in the school toilets.
Posted: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 20:22
The time has come to separate church and state in order to ensure equality and fairness for believers and non-believers alike, says a major new report launched by the National Secular Society.
Posted: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:53
Charles Walker MP has criticised the media for unleashing "a torrent of venom" against Louis Smith, and said the Government was "nowhere to be seen" when it should have been defending free expression.
Posted: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 11:07
The NSS has criticised the Government for refusing to accept a recommendation from the EHRC to review the law which permits faith schools to discriminate against teachers on religious grounds.
Posted: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:34
A statutory inquiry has been opened by the Charity Commission into the St Laurence Education Trust and Ampleforth Abbey, over the Catholic charities' handling of sexual abuse allegations.
Posted: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:26
An academic at the University of Edinburgh has called for the Scottish Government to open an Islamic faith school in response to the country's "multifaith and multicultural landscape".
Posted: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:45
Local campaigners have succeeded in their effort to secure funding to open a popular swimming pool on Sundays – denying the local council of their last pretext not to open it on the Sabbath.
Posted: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:16
The NSS has responded to the Government's consultation on plans to remove the faith based free-school admission cap and criticised alternative measures to promote integration as "ineffective and tokenistic".