Posted: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:21
It was revealed this week that a Scottish NHS trust is paying the Catholic Church £30,000 a year to provide "out-of-hours spiritual care", largely to ensure that dying patients receive the last rites.
Posted: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:35
The Magistrates Association has rejected a proposal from one of its members that it should end the swearing of oaths on holy books in court.
Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:56
Next Tuesday (22 October), the European Parliament will vote on a report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights that has been put forward by the Parliament's Women's Rights Committee.
Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:22
Edinburgh Secular Society (ESS) has lodged a petition with the Scottish Parliament calling for an end to the legal obligation on local authorities to appoint three unelected religious representatives to sit on their education committees.
Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:08
Polish radio is reporting that a man who, as a child, was abused by a Catholic priest has written to the Pope after the Church refused to entertain a compensation claim.
Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:38
A new analysis of a survey undertaken in 2000-1 that looks at the way English people use their time has revealed that religious activity is something that the English are least likely to engage in.
Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:18
A damning Ofsted report has found the Al-Madinah Muslim free school in Derby to be "dysfunctional" and "inadequate" in all areas.
Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 05:12
A new report published by the National Secular Society has revealed that publicly funded schools are being targeted and exploited by evangelical Christian groups as part of their missionary work.
Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:49
A state funded Jewish faith school has been caught blacking out questions on science exam papers.
Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:24
Derby's Al-Madinah Muslim free school has been ordered to take "swift action" to address concerns over the way it is run or face closure.
Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 04:41
The National Secular Society has welcomed news that The Scout Association is to introduce an additional alternative version to the Scout Promise in order to welcome atheists into the Movement.
Posted: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:28
Magistrates are considering proposals to replace religious oaths and affirmations with a single oath for all defendants and witnesses.
Posted: Sat, 05 Oct 2013 22:56
The National Secular Society has welcomed a new analysis of the state of religious education in schools from the education regulator Ofsted, but has warned its report's recommendations don't go far enough.
Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:45
A row over free expression has broken out at the LSE after members of the LSESU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Student Society were told they would be physically removed from the annual Freshers' Fair.
Posted: Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:17
Two Muslim men working for Tesco have won a case of religious discrimination after having access to the on-site prayer room restricted.
Catholic Bishops step into Poland’s religious slaughter debate – and create a Church-state confrontation
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:17
The Polish Catholic Bishops Conference has issued a statement in support of the campaign to reverse the country's ban on religious slaughter of animals.
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:10
The BBC Trust has rejected a complaint of bias from the National Secular Society concerning a Thought for the Day slot broadcast immediately after its successful High Court challenge to prayers during council meetings.
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 08:10
The Muslim free school at the centre of controversy over the past few weeks has been closed after school inspection body Ofsted raised "health and safety" concerns.
Posted: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:05
Turkey's Islamist Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, yesterday continued his programme of Islamisation of the country by lifting the ban on the wearing of Muslim headscarves in public offices.
Posted: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:47
Yesterday, during a meeting in Oslo, Nordic ombudsmen for children, Nordic paediatricians, and paediatric surgeons agreed a resolution urging their national governments to work for a ban on non-therapeutic circumcision.