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.
Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:30
Content on the website of the Islamic Network, a registered charity, referred to homosexuality as a "sick disease" and 'legitimised' the killing of gay people.
Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:45
Despite criticising "segregated" education, Prime Minister David Cameron has defended the continuation of faith schools in a speech on counter extremism.
Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:37
Honorary associates of the NSS have spoken out over the persecution of secularists, non-believers and religious minorities in a House of Lords debate.
Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:28
The Kurdistan Secular Centre (KSC) is appealing for international help and support to promote secularism and the separation of religion and state.
Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:46
Caroline Lucas MP has urged the Government to make personal, social and health education (PSHE) compulsory in all schools, including free schools and academies.
Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:01
New research has warned that a 'culture conducive' to non-violent extremism has emerged on campuses and that universities are still vulnerable to radical preachers, despite past warnings.
Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:06
The Government has approved plans for a new Sikh ethos free school in Derby, despite the fact that the City Council has repeatedly stated that there is no need for new primary places.
Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:06
The counter-extremism think tank Quilliam has urged the Government to base counter-extremism efforts around human rights, rather than "contentious" British values.
Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:16
Figures published in the Independent have revealed that NHS Trusts spent over £23 million on religious chaplaincy in the last financial year – the equivalent cost of employing 1,000 new nurses.
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:16
New guidelines from the Diocese of Portsmouth say that Catholic schools should promote "chastity" as the "underlying theme" of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE).