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.
Posted: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:21
Somerset County Council is proposing to reduce subsidies for transport to faith schools in order to bring them into line with those for non-faith schools.
Posted: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:17
The Swedish Ombudsman for Children has written to a newspaper calling for the country to outlaw the circumcision of boys.
Posted: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:00
An appointee to the French Government's National Observatory on Secularism has sparked controversy by suggesting that two Christian holidays should be replaced on the calendar by the Jewish Yom Kippur and the Muslim festival of Eid.
Posted: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:45
Two members of the National Secular Society have written to the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, asking that he end the Anglican Church service in Westminster Abbey that marks the opening of the judicial year on 1 October.
Posted: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:16
A new, large scale opinion poll shows that a majority of people in Great Britain are against Government funding of "faith schools."
Posted: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:03
Two recent Yougov polls asked questions about the burka, niqab and hijab.
Posted: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:24
A former paediatric consultant who claimed he was unfairly dismissed on the grounds of his Christian beliefs has had his case rejected by an Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Posted: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:03
More revelations have been revealed by The Sunday Times about the Al-Madinah school in Derby — Britain's first Muslim free school.
Posted: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:43
The people of the Swiss canton of Ticino, which lies in the South on the Italian border, are to vote in a referendum on Sunday on whether to ban face coverings.
Posted: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:01
The Derby Telegraph is reporting that a Muslim free school that was set up as being "based on Muslim principles, but not as a Muslim school" is now demanding that women teachers sign new contracts obliging them to wear hijabs — whether they are Muslim or not.
Posted: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:23
Thurrock Council in Essex is the latest to decide that it will no longer fund transport for pupils attending faith schools. Last year it spent £480,000 transporting children to religious schools outside their catchment areas.
Posted: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:07
The National Secular Society has expressed concern over a court's decision to allow a Muslim woman to stand trial wearing a full-face veil, only needing to remove it while giving evidence.
Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:20
A Moroccan Christian man has been jailed for two-and-a-half years and fined for evangelising.
Posted: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:08
Local councillors in Harrow and Hertsmere in Hertfordshire have approved plans to erect a Jewish aerial boundary spanning the two neighbouring boroughs.
Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:27
Birmingham Metropolitan College, which earlier this week issued a ban on all face coverings on college premises, has now modified the policy to permit the wearing of niqabs or Muslim face veils.
Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:33
A campaign by secularists in Gibraltar to allow students to opt out of religious education appears to have succeeded.
Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:36
A large scale poll has revealed a dramatic decline in Christianity among young people and an equally striking rise in the numbers adhering to Islam in the same age group.
Posted: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:55
Fiji's new constitution — which was ratified on 6 September 2013 — may be secular but it "falls far short of international standards of human rights law," says Amnesty International.
Posted: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:08
The French Education has unveiled the controversial secularism charter which is to be displayed in a prominent position in every school to remind pupils and teachers of the country's secular, Republican principles.