Posted: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:37
A High Court judge has ruled against a devout Muslim who wanted his children circumcised, finding that the boys should be able to make the choice themselves in a judgement welcomed by the Secular Medical Forum.
Posted: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:54
All workers at the Kentucky 'replica' of Noah's Ark will have to sign a statement "professing Christ as their saviour"; after a judge ruled that the park can discriminate even though it benefits from tax incentives.
Posted: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:59
A cross-party group of MPs has called on the Government to make faith school admissions more inclusive and bolster social cohesion.
Posted: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:50
A High Court judge has ruled against a devout Muslim who wanted his children circumcised, concluding that the boys should be able to make the choice themselves.
Posted: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:53
Ofsted have written a scathing criticism of an independent orthodox Jewish school which has a policy of not referencing "evolution or prehistoric events" that would "predate the creation of the world 5776 years ago".
Posted: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:47
A Kuwaiti philosopher was questioned over blasphemy charges after she said that religion and politics should be separate and that placing the Koran above the constitution was "undoing" democracy.
Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:23
A new report by the Sutton Trust has revealed how the most socially selective schools are likely to be faith schools using oversubscription criteria to select disproportionately wealthy pupils.
Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:03
The National Secular Society has reiterated its support for improved religion and belief education in schools but warned that concerns over poor 'religious literacy' are being used as a Trojan horse to elevate religion's status in public life.
Posted: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:13
Muslim women in India are campaigning to ban 'triple talaq', the legally-recognised way in which a Muslim man can unilaterally divorce his wife, and they have taken their case to India's Supreme Court.
Posted: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:20
The Danish Atheist Society has launched a bus advert campaign and website to show Danish citizens how to withdraw from the Church of Denmark and avoid the Church tax levied on members.
Posted: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:45
The NSS has warned that state support for faith schools is fuelling the separatism that creates the "chasm" between British Muslims and the rest of the population, highlighted in a new poll on Muslim attitudes.
Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:58
The Spanish government has announced plans for a massive taxpayer-funded Islamic religious education programme which will promote 'moderate' Islam in schools to tackle Islamic extremism.
Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:00
A Pentecostal Christian accused of "harassment and bullying" against a junior colleague has had her appeal against an employment tribunal ruling dismissed.
Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:41
The founding chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on religious education has warned that the group has been taken-over by religious "fundamentalists".
Posted: Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:25
The National Secular Society has called on the Regional Schools Commissioner for the North of England to oppose plans for a Church of England takeover of four Newcastle schools.
Posted: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 06:35
The National Secular Society will today launch a new app that will allow Radio 4 listeners to avoid Thought for the Day when listening to the BBC's Today programme.
Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:13
Lancashire County Council has come under fire from the Church of England over plans to remove transport subsidies for children attending faith schools.
Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:50
The NSS has urged the Government to fix the date for the Easter public holiday – warning that religious consensus is likely to take decades and may even be impossible.
Posted: Sat, 19 Mar 2016 15:50
The National Secular Society has awarded the annual Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year to Educate Together, an educational charity which runs equality-based, inclusive schools.
Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:56
Plans to protect women and promote gender equality in Pakistan and Nigeria have generated a huge religious backlash – with Muslim and Christian senators saying the Nigerian law was an attack on religion.