Posted: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:14
The head of the Church of England, Justin Welby, has admitted that the Church "concealed" evidence of child abuse by a former bishop and failed to help his victims.
Posted: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:29
The NSS has urged supporters to respond to a Government consultation on caste discrimination, as new website aids those who support specifically outlawing discrimination based on 'caste' to respond.
Posted: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:04
The NSS has called for Ofsted to inspect RE in faith schools after research revealed that millions of pounds of public money has been paid to religious organisations to carry out additional inspections of denominational RE.
NSS calls on European leaders to robustly promote the “democratic value” of separation of religion and state
Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:19
The National Secular Society today called on EU presidents to promote "democratic values", warning that past assumptions about the place of religion in politics and modern society being settled may no longer apply.
Posted: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:15
The island nation Samoa has amended its constitution to proclaim itself a "Christian state".
Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:43
In a three/two decision, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that UK citizens normally resident in Northern Ireland do not have a right to free abortion services from NHS England on the same basis as other UK citizens.
Posted: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:12
The Catholic Church has dropped plans to take the Government to court in order to give priests the right to arbitrarily determine whether pupils are eligible for a school place on the basis of faith.
Posted: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:57
Former Chief Crown Prosecutor Nazir Afzal has said that the authorities are "lazy" in reaching minority groups, and still rely on self-appointed 'community leaders'.
Posted: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:18
David Tribe, a President of the National Secular Society from 1963 to 1971, has died in Australia at the age of 86.
Posted: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:36
The National Secular Society has criticised the BBC for allowing the first Thought for the Day slot of June to be used by the Church of England as a platform to promote its latest evangelism initiative.
Posted: Wed, 31 May 2017 16:55
Concerns have been raised over plans for nine community schools in Northumberland to join with one CofE faith school to form a new mixed multi academy trust with a majority of church appointed members.
Parliamentary candidates offer support for faith schools, non-stun animal slaughter and circumcision
Posted: Wed, 31 May 2017 14:31
The National Secular Society has criticised prospective MPs for offering their support to non-therapeutic male circumcision, religious slaughter of animals without stunning, and faith schools.
Posted: Tue, 30 May 2017 14:16
Government plans to allow new faith schools to discriminate on religious grounds by selecting all of their pupils on the basis of faith have attracted mass public opposition, a poll has found.
Posted: Fri, 26 May 2017 08:51
Indonesia's police are to launch a new crackdown on gay people, following a brutal public caning and the mass arrest of 140 gay men at a party.
Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 15:19
An attempt by Labour MP Chris Hipkins to remove anti-blasphemy laws from New Zealand's statute book has failed after National Party and Maori Party MPs voted it down.
Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 12:10
A doctor is facing a private prosecution for assault after he circumcised a boy without the mother's consent.
Posted: Thu, 18 May 2017 15:38
The Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the local authority for the Hebrides, has appointed four religious figures to its education committee, as it is required to do by law.
Posted: Tue, 16 May 2017 13:22
Following concerns raised by the National Secular Society, the UK spending watchdog has concluded that "improvements" were needed in the process the Government used to award vast sums of public money for cathedral repairs.
Posted: Thu, 11 May 2017 15:56
A committee of the Walloon Parliament has voted to ban the slaughter of animals without pre-stunning, a move welcomed by secularists and animal rights campaigners.
Posted: Wed, 10 May 2017 10:24
Indonesia, Denmark and New Zealand are facing calls to repeal their blasphemy laws, following the conviction of Jakarta's former governor for blasphemy and an investigation into Stephen Fry.