Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:19
A Saudi trial based "heavily on Koranic law" has resulted in a death sentence for a 'mentally ill' man who denounced the Islamic 'prophet' Mohammed.
Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:43
The National Secular Society has said that Religious Education must be fundamentally reformed before the existing right to withdraw children from RE can be removed.
Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:06
The National Secular Society has accused the Government of dividing communities with the push to open new faith schools, ahead of a new report on religious and racial segregation in Birmingham.
Posted: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:40
The Foreign Office has condemned a decision by the Russian Supreme Court to label Jehovah's Witnesses "extremists."
Posted: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:34
Two Welsh school students have launched a petition calling on Welsh Assembly Members to end the obligation on schools to hold collective worship.
New call for mandatory reporting after Catholic Church in Australia admits “devastating” scale of child abuse
Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:59
Five secularist organisations, including the NSS, have called for the Catholic Church to take real action to ensure justice for victims of clerical child abuse.
Posted: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:53
The independent pharmacists' regulator has approved new standards governing the role of religion in pharmacy services, in a move welcomed by the National Secular Society.
Posted: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:21
A number of new faith schools have been approved to open by the Department for Education (DfE) in the twelfth wave of free schools applications.
Posted: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:15
The National Secular Society has written to the Charity Commission urging it to investigate a religious charity behind the sale of an alcoholic drink widely associated with criminal activity in Scotland.
Posted: Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:40
Census figures released by the Irish Central Statistics Office show a huge increase in the number of non-believers, as the number of self-identified Catholics continued to drop.
Posted: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:07
An independent Islamic school in Birmingham has been forced to withdraw an advert for a "male science & Islamic Studies" teacher.
Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:08
A report by the Institute for Public Policy Research has found that there is "no evidence" to suggest Scotland's denominational schools achieve better results than their non-denominational counterparts.
Government finally launches consultation on caste discrimination, but only asks “whether” law should change
Posted: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:58
The Government's consultation on caste discrimination was finally launched this week after years of delay.
Posted: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:06
Sadiq Khan has hit out at the Government's plans to allow total religiously-selective admissions in new free schools with a faith ethos.
Posted: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:55
Many Pakistanis and other Muslims from around the world called for the execution of a secular writer for blasphemy over the weekend, causing #HangAyazNizami to trend on Twitter.
Posted: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:22
A Conservative MP has criticised attempts to outlaw caste based discrimination on the basis that it is "unwanted" by the Hindu community.
Posted: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:55
A new report, Understanding school segregation in England, has set out the extent of ethnic and religious division in England's schools.
Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:36
The Department for Education is to investigate faith schools implicated in the ostracisation of children of transgender parents highlighted by a recent family court ruling.
Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:06
A study by academics at Leeds Beckett University and the University of Missouri has found a strong "negative correlation" between time spent on religion in schools, and maths and science achievement.
Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:54
Turkish secularists have expressed their fears for the country's secular future ahead of a referendum to drastically increase the power of President Erdogan.