Posted: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:09
A private members' bill to allow local authorities to summon councillors to prayer has successfully completed its passage through the House of Commons and will now go to the Lords for further scrutiny.
Posted: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:34
Conservative MP Philip Davies has introduced an amendment to the Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill that would make prayers compulsory at the start of local authority meetings.
Posted: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:51
The National Secular Society is pleased to announce that Guardian cartoonist and author Martin Rowson will present this year's Secularist of the Year awards.
Posted: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:02
A senior judge has decried the lack of medical experts in the UK with knowledge of female genital mutilation (FGM), particularly in young children.
Posted: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:50
Caroline Fourest, former writer for Charlie Hebdo, was cut off during a live interview with Sky News as she held up a copy of the Charlie Hebdo magazine front cover.
Posted: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:20
Christian groups have responded angrily to plans by Edinburgh Council to abolish free parking on Sunday mornings.
Posted: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:20
The Egyptian Grand Muftihas criticised Charlie Hebdo's decision to print a new cartoon featuring the Prophet Mohammed and warned of a "new wave of hatred."
Posted: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:45
The Freedom Church, an affiliate of Evangelical Alliance, has been banned from the campus of Swansea University after allegations that it was using "aggressive" recruitment strategies which targeted first year students.
Posted: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:49
The Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill to allow councillors to be summoned to pray has passed a further stage on its race to becoming law.
Posted: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:38
The National Secular Society is calling on the Government to compel the BBC to remove a restriction on any depiction of the prophet Mohammed.
Posted: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:48
Three masked gunmen have stormed the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, leaving 12 dead. 5 others suffered critical injuries, according to current reports.
Posted: Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:18
The National Secular Society has responded to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee's consultation on a "new Magna Carta." The Committee has been inviting members of the public to give their views on whether the UK should have a written constitution.
Posted: Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:06
Almost 60 Plymouth Brethren congregations have gained charitable status in the past year providing them with significant tax benefits.
Posted: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:50
The Office of the Schools Adjudicator has instructed two Jewish faith schools to revise their admissions policies, with one of the schools found to have a policy which amounted to "discrimination on the basis of race."
Posted: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:46
The NSS has accused the Government of undermining religious freedom by supporting a bill to include "prayers or other religious observance" in the business of local authority meetings.
Posted: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:38
Tickets are now on sale for Secularist of the Year 2015 and the National Secular Society is seeking the public's nominations to receive the prize.
Posted: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:05
The Supreme Court has overturned a ruling on the case of two Catholic midwives. The nurses had claimed the right not to "delegate, supervise and support" staff who were involved in abortions.
Posted: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:07
Leeds City Council has been ordered to hand over a former primary school site worth almost £1 million to an enable an undersubscribed Sikh free school to relocate.
Posted: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:59
The Minister for Schools has written to an Orthodox Jewish school, after the NSS raised concerns that the school was advising pupils to not answer exam questions on evolution and human reproduction.
Posted: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:31
On Thursday 11 December, there were debates in the House of Lords on female genital mutilation (FGM) and the "impact of Sharia Law on the United Kingdom."