Calls for Government to outlaw caste discrimination after tribunal rules in favour of victim kept in “domestic servitude”
Posted: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:56
A victim's charity has slammed Government inaction on caste discrimination, following an Employment Tribunal awarding nearly £200,000 to a woman who worked for four and a half years in horrendous conditions.
Catholic Church criticised at UN Human Rights Council over continued failure to address child sex abuse
Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 19:32
The Catholic Church has been strongly criticised at the UN Human Rights Council for obstructing disclosure of child abuse and payment of victims' compensation.
Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:07
A Sixth Form student has started a campaign against collective worship in Northern Ireland, from which pupils currently have no right to withdraw without parental consent.
Orthodox Jewish state school bans TV and the internet from pupils’ homes and tells parents to dress ‘modestly’
Posted: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:05
An Orthodox Jewish faith school instructs pupils' parents not to wear bright clothing, to cover their elbows and knees, and to "refrain from following trends which contradict the spirit of modesty."
Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:26
The Northern Ireland Education Minister has released his plan to create "a more integrated education system" so that children "from different community backgrounds can be educated together."
Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 10:55
St Andrew's University has rejected attempts to strip Cardinal Keith O'Brien of an honorary degree, despite his role in blocking an inquiry into sex abuse and his admission of sexual misconduct.
Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:14
Highfield Humanities College, the last secondary school in Blackpool under local authority control, is to be taken over by the Tauheedul Education Trust (TET).
Posted: Tue, 08 Sep 2015 15:20
An independent Muslim girls' school with a "strong emphasis" on Islamic studies has been downgraded to "inadequate" by Ofsted.
Posted: Mon, 07 Sep 2015 13:00
A bid to introduce Christian prayers during council meetings in Norfolk has met with a crushing 10-2 defeat, as one resident warned the plan was 'backwards' and "highly divisive".
Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:37
The National Secular Society has criticised the former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond for his "divisive rhetoric" after he stated that he prefers religious people to atheists or apostates.
Posted: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:58
A county clerk in Kentucky has persisted in denying same-sex couples marriage licenses, in open defiance of a federal court order.
Posted: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:01
All 45 Christian schools in Israel have closed in a strike to protest against funding cuts to their budget from the Israeli government.
Posted: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:38
The Quebec National Assembly is considering a bill that would be used to criminalise criticism of Islam under the aegis of banning "hate speech".
Posted: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:08
A Christian group that linked child disobedience with witchcraft has withdrawn its application to open an independent school after the NSS called on the DfE not to grant the school registered status.
Posted: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:52
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has strongly criticised Mexico over "corroborated reports that hundreds of children have been sexually abused for years by clerics of the Catholic Church and other religious faiths".
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.