Posted: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:39
The cabinet of the Irish Government will debate next week changes to employment equality law that will prevent religious organisations from dismissing staff on such grounds as being a lone parent or a divorcee, or on the basis of sexual orientation.
Posted: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:30
The National Governors' Association, which represents 300,000 school governors in England, has become the latest body to recommend that the religious element of daily school assemblies should be scrapped.
Posted: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:25
A decision handed down from the Supreme Court today puts significant pressure on both Parliament and the Director of Public Prosecutions to reconsider the law and prosecuting policy on assistance to die.
Posted: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:52
The National Secular Society has welcomed the anti-extremism activist Maajid Nawaz to its list of prominent supporters by naming him an honorary associate.
Posted: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:03
The campaign group Dignity in Dying has launched a campaign aimed at the three main party leaders asking them to support a change in the law to enable assisted dying.
Posted: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:19
Prime Minister David Cameron has again stood by his assertion that Britain is a "Christian country", saying he believes "very deeply that we should be confident in that status as a nation".
Posted: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:43
Ofsted has told the National Secular Society that it is updating its guidance on inspecting 'faith schools' following criticism that it endorsed gender segregation in lessons.
Posted: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:03
The NSS has accused Ofsted of "capitulating to oppressive religious demands" after the schools regulator told inspectors that gender segregation in faith schools should not be taken as a sign of inequality.
Posted: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:59
The Church of England's chief education officer has indicated that new CofE schools will adopt 'open admissions' policy but will still be "rooted in Christian heritage".
Role of religion in schools under scrutiny as Ofsted reveal extent of fundamentalism in Birmingham schools
Posted: Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:43
The role of religion in schools has come under scrutiny following Ofsted's finding that "a culture of fear and intimidation has developed" in those Birmingham schools caught up in the "Trojan Horse" controversy.
Posted: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:41
The regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales has been criticised by the Lawyers Secular Society for endorsing the Law Society's controversial guidance on sharia wills.
NSS calls for statutory sex and relationship education in all schools, including those with faith-based ethos
Posted: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:17
The National Secular Society has called for age appropriate sex and relationship education (SRE) to be made a statutory part of the national curriculum.
Posted: Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:34
A Christian charity has launched a booklet aimed at equipping Christians with arguments against euthanasia and assisted suicide so that they can take action ahead of expected renewed attempts to change the law across Britain.
Posted: Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:54
The National Secular Society has said that legal action under equality legislation should be taken against a wedding stationer for refusing to serve a gay couple on religious grounds.
Posted: Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:52
Secular campaigners in Scotland have lodged a formal complaint after the Scottish Parliament was used by an evangelical Christian group to launch a manifesto ahead of the Scottish independence referendum.
Posted: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:41
The shadow education secretary, Tristram Hunt, has called for more robust inspections to ensure all schools deliver a "broad and balanced" curriculum.
Posted: Fri, 30 May 2014 10:27
A campaigning group for LGBTQ rights in Guernsey has announced that it has secured a commitment from the Guernsey government to introduce secular marriage legislation, removing religious references from laws related to marriage.
Posted: Thu, 29 May 2014 13:32
Families of children allocated places at Hindu faith school in the London Borough of Redbridge plan to appeal the decision, saying the school's religious ethos is at odds with their own beliefs and values.
Posted: Thu, 29 May 2014 12:53
The European Commission announced this week that it was to take no further action on the 'One of Us' citizen initiative.
Posted: Wed, 28 May 2014 13:24
According to a recent poll from the US-based Pew Research Centre, the UK has a more favourable opinion of its Muslim community than any other European country surveyed.