Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:18
A damning Ofsted report has found the Al-Madinah Muslim free school in Derby to be "dysfunctional" and "inadequate" in all areas.
Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 05:12
A new report published by the National Secular Society has revealed that publicly funded schools are being targeted and exploited by evangelical Christian groups as part of their missionary work.
Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:49
A state funded Jewish faith school has been caught blacking out questions on science exam papers.
Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:24
Derby's Al-Madinah Muslim free school has been ordered to take "swift action" to address concerns over the way it is run or face closure.
Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 04:41
The National Secular Society has welcomed news that The Scout Association is to introduce an additional alternative version to the Scout Promise in order to welcome atheists into the Movement.
Posted: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:28
Magistrates are considering proposals to replace religious oaths and affirmations with a single oath for all defendants and witnesses.
Posted: Sat, 05 Oct 2013 22:56
The National Secular Society has welcomed a new analysis of the state of religious education in schools from the education regulator Ofsted, but has warned its report's recommendations don't go far enough.
Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 09:45
A row over free expression has broken out at the LSE after members of the LSESU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Student Society were told they would be physically removed from the annual Freshers' Fair.
Posted: Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:17
Two Muslim men working for Tesco have won a case of religious discrimination after having access to the on-site prayer room restricted.
Catholic Bishops step into Poland’s religious slaughter debate – and create a Church-state confrontation
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:17
The Polish Catholic Bishops Conference has issued a statement in support of the campaign to reverse the country's ban on religious slaughter of animals.
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:10
The BBC Trust has rejected a complaint of bias from the National Secular Society concerning a Thought for the Day slot broadcast immediately after its successful High Court challenge to prayers during council meetings.
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 08:10
The Muslim free school at the centre of controversy over the past few weeks has been closed after school inspection body Ofsted raised "health and safety" concerns.
Posted: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:05
Turkey's Islamist Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, yesterday continued his programme of Islamisation of the country by lifting the ban on the wearing of Muslim headscarves in public offices.
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.