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
Secularist of the Year 2014 is approaching and tickets are now on sale. We'd love you to join us for this highlight of the secularist social calendar.
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.
Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:03
A petition has been set up in support of Maajid Nawaz, the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn, who posted an innocuous 'Jesus and Mo' cartoon on his Twitter timeline
Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:51
Representatives from the Vatican have faced tough questions over the Holy See's record on sexual abuse and other forms of violence against children by a UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in Geneva.
Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:40
Edinburgh Secular Society (ESS) has presented its case for the removal of unelected religious representatives on local authority education committees to the Scottish Government's Petitions Committee.
Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:36
As national religious freedom day is celebrated in the United States, a report by the Pew Research Center reveals violence and discrimination against religious groups by rival faiths and governments have reached a six-year high worldwide.
Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:18
The Vatican will today be questioned about its record on child sexual violence by a UN Committee.