BBC Trust: Religious radio programmes are “least popular” and “least well received” – but we won’t change them
Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:46
A consultation on speech radio by the BBC Trust has found that religious programmes are the least liked and least well received radio shows, but stated that the BBC has no plans to change them.
Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:58
The DfE has written to the National Secular Society confirming that it will be "looking into" the NSS' concerns over why an Islamic school that banned its pupils from socialising with 'outsiders' was rated "good".
Posted: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:36
The National Secular Society has written to Huw Lewis, the Welsh Education Minister, in support of his plans to reform RE and rename the subject "religion, philosophy and ethics".
Petition calls for Bangladeshi police chief to resign after he warned secularists not to insult religion
Posted: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:53
A petition has been started calling for the head of Bangladesh's police to resign after he told secularists not to 'cross the line' by insulting religious feelings, days after Niloy Neel was killed.
Posted: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:39
Index on Censorship and English PEN have called for answers after 'Homegrown', a play about radicalisation, was cancelled by the National Youth Theatre shortly before its first performance.
Posted: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:35
A Muslim-majority, non-faith school is to integrate boys' and girls' classes for the first time, after being placed in special measures by Ofsted.
Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:55
Sikh Federation UK, the "leading" Sikh lobbying organisation, has refused to condemn the actions of a group of men who disrupted an interfaith wedding.
Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:32
The National Secular Society has written to the Government to clarify whether the Church of England is seeking to block the exhumation of remains not buried on Church land.
Posted: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:38
Premier Christian Radio has revealed that the Minister for Faith role has officially been scrapped, and the duties transferred to a junior ministerial post at the DCLG.
Posted: Fri, 07 Aug 2015 07:49
Pastor James McConnell has said he will carry on preaching his message about Islam, after his first day in court over an allegedly 'offensive' sermon.
Posted: Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:02
The United Arab Emirates has passed an 'anti-hatred' law which it has claimed will help tackle discrimination, but which outlaws 'insulting' religion.
Posted: Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:28
Saudi Arabia has reiterated its call for a global blasphemy law, claiming that free speech leads to violations of "religious and ideological rights."
Posted: Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:00
The National Secular Society has joined other secularist organisations in calling for a full pardon and civil protection for nine people recently sentenced to death by a Sharia court in Nigeria.
Posted: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:17
The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) of Northern Ireland have defended their prosecution of James McConnell, the Christian preacher who called Islam "Satanic."
Posted: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:06
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has warned that dropping explicit reference to secularism from Nepal's constitution could leave Christians at risk of persecution.
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 against 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.