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.
Posted: Tue, 09 May 2017 09:22
The Isle of Man's education minister has defended allowing an evangelical Christian group to deliver abstinence-based sex education to Year 10 pupils.
Posted: Mon, 08 May 2017 09:18
The National Secular Society has called for the repeal of Ireland's blasphemy law after Irish police dropped an investigation against Stephen Fry over a complaint of 'blasphemy' related to an interview aired in 2015.
Posted: Fri, 05 May 2017 11:00
Former MP Graham Allen has accused the Government of launching a "misleading" consultation to delay action against caste discrimination "for ever".
Posted: Thu, 04 May 2017 16:22
The New Zealand Secular Education Network (SEN) has mounted a challenge over "religious bias" in the way the country's schools teach about religion.
Posted: Thu, 04 May 2017 11:24
Archbishop Malcolm McMahon has said that Catholic schools "are different" and "for the Catholic community", despite their being funded by all taxpayers.
Posted: Wed, 03 May 2017 16:55
A large-scale survey of views in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine has reported extensive anti-women views and widespread tolerance of domestic violence.
Posted: Wed, 03 May 2017 11:51
The Irish parliament has approve a requirement mandating TDs remain standing during the prayers that open each Dáil sitting.
Posted: Tue, 02 May 2017 15:51
Dozens of speakers are confirmed to address the upcoming 'Free Expression & Conscience' conference, including many honorary associates of the National Secular Society.
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.