Posted: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:07
The National Secular Society has written to the Department for Education and Ofsted calling for a fresh inspection of an Islamic school where pupils are reportedly banned from socialising with "outsiders".
Posted: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:24
The National Secular Society has joined others in expressing concern after an abortion clinic was apparently forced to close after "intimidating protests."
Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:09
The Congress of Guatemala is considering legislation that would make lessons on "Biblical values" mandatory in all schools.
Posted: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:57
The National Secular Society and Lord Eric Avebury have written jointly to the Prime Minister to protest the Government's continuing failure to outlaw caste-based discrimination.
Posted: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:16
An Employment Tribunal has ruled against a Muslim security guard who claimed his employers had thrown away his Quran and "challenged and disrespected" his religion.
Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:30
Content on the website of the Islamic Network, a registered charity, referred to homosexuality as a "sick disease" and 'legitimised' the killing of gay people.
Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:45
Despite criticising "segregated" education, Prime Minister David Cameron has defended the continuation of faith schools in a speech on counter extremism.
Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:37
Honorary associates of the NSS have spoken out over the persecution of secularists, non-believers and religious minorities in a House of Lords debate.
Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:28
The Kurdistan Secular Centre (KSC) is appealing for international help and support to promote secularism and the separation of religion and state.
Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:46
Caroline Lucas MP has urged the Government to make personal, social and health education (PSHE) compulsory in all schools, including free schools and academies.
Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:01
New research has warned that a 'culture conducive' to non-violent extremism has emerged on campuses and that universities are still vulnerable to radical preachers, despite past warnings.
Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:06
The Government has approved plans for a new Sikh ethos free school in Derby, despite the fact that the City Council has repeatedly stated that there is no need for new primary places.
Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:06
The counter-extremism think tank Quilliam has urged the Government to base counter-extremism efforts around human rights, rather than "contentious" British values.
Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:16
Figures published in the Independent have revealed that NHS Trusts spent over £23 million on religious chaplaincy in the last financial year – the equivalent cost of employing 1,000 new nurses.
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:16
New guidelines from the Diocese of Portsmouth say that Catholic schools should promote "chastity" as the "underlying theme" of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE).
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:43
Research by the think tank Demos has warned that British schools are "highly segregated" and that "some faith schools effectively exclude other ethnic groups."
Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:33
A survey of Catholics in England and Wales has found a very large gap between their views and the teachings of the church on gay marriage, contraception and divorce.
Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:46
Cambridgeshire councillors have lambasted "segregation" caused by faith schools and recommended against building new schools with faith-based admissions.
Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:05
The Manchester Free Speech and Secular Society's website has been deleted, shortly after the group received a message warning they would "feel remorse" if they didn't stop criticising Islamic fundamentalism.
Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:24
The National Secular Society has warned that faith schools are becoming increasingly divisive and inimical to the realisation of children's rights in a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.