Posted: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:19
French Islamists are suing the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for blasphemy after it published a front cover carrying the slogan "The Koran is crap, it doesn't stop bullets".
Posted: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:52
Denmark's Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jørgensen has signed into law a regulation that bans religious slaughter of animals.
Posted: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:42
The Girlguides Association has given in to religious pressure and said that a religious preamble can be used in conjunction with its secular Promise, which came into effect last September.
Posted: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:48
MPs are calling on Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to regulate Crisis Pregnancy Centres following evidence that at least 38 nationwide abortion advice centres have misled vulnerable women.
Posted: Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:51
MEPs have called on Saudi Arabia to respect the freedom of religion and expression of all people living in the country.
Posted: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:21
A United Nations committee has issued a scathing report accusing the Vatican of putting the reputation and interests of the Holy See above the interests of children who had been sexually abused by priests.
Posted: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:27
Young people in multi-faith areas favour multi-faith over single-faith schools. They also value religious education but want to see changes in its content and delivery.
Posted: Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:53
The NSS has warned that a decision by the Scottish Charities Appeal Panel about a Catholic adoption agency that discriminates against gay couples "kicks a hole right through the middle of the Equality Act".
Posted: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:10
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Posted: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:48
Channel 4 has responded to criticism of its censorship of the Jesus & Mo cartoon by saying it did not want to cause offence to its audience.
Posted: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:25
The National Secular Society has written to the editor of Channel 4 News to express concern over a decision to censor a cartoon depiction of the Prophet Mohammad during its broadcast on Tuesday 28 January.
Posted: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:24
Students from the University of Plymouth's Islamic Society failed in their efforts to get a speaker from the anti-extremist think tank Quilliam banned this week. They wanted his talk cancelled because he failed to condemn Maajid Nawaz's tweeting of the Jesus and Mo cartoon.
Posted: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:24
Newtownabbey Borough Council in Northern Ireland has overturned its ban on a play that spoofs the Bible.
Posted: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:32
The Christian Legal Centre and the Core Issues Trust are claiming that a Court of Appeal decision today over the banning of an advertisement on London buses is "an important victory" – even though the ban remains in place for the time being.
Posted: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:45
Government ministers have abandoned plans to replace anti-social behaviour orders with injunctions to prevent "nuisance and annoyance".
Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:26
A UK-based human rights organisation is calling on the authorities in Pakistan to release a 72-year-old doctor who was arrested for 'posing as a Muslim' after being secretly filmed by a patient at his surgery.
Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:35
Cornwall County Council is under fire for considering the removal of subsidies for transport of pupils to religious schools.
Posted: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:00
The Girlguides Movement is under heavy pressure from the Church of England to scrap its recently introduced secular promise and "re-instate God".
Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:42
Britain's only state-funded Hindu school, located in Harrow Middlesex, is planning a large-scale expansion which will make it one of the largest "faith schools" in the country.
Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:14
A citizens' initiative has been launched in Finland calling for legislative revisions to abolish the state church and to establish a state unbiased toward all religious convictions.