Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:50
Swansea Council is facing a judicial review after deciding to phase-out its subsidy for faith school students to have free transport to school.
Posted: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:28
Prince Charles has stated that he will retain the monarch's traditional title as "Defender of the Faith" as King, whilst "ensuring that other people's faiths can also be practised."
Posted: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:12
The latest BBC Annual Report indicates that although religious broadcasting on radio has declined, the amount of religion on TV has increased.
Posted: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:46
The Cambridge Secular Society has cut off links with the Cambridgeshire RE council, and will now focus on helping parents withdraw their children from Collective Worship.
Posted: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:34
Reporters Without Borders is asking French religious leaders to sign a statement declaring that "everyone is free to express criticism… of any system of political, philosophical or religious thought."
Posted: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 08:04
New guidance on freedom of expression has been published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
Posted: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:16
A debate in the House of Lords has seen cross-party condemnation of the Government over its failure to implement legislation intended to protect citizens from caste-based discrimination.
Posted: Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:38
An Anglican vicar has described the French satirical, anti-racist magazine Charlie Hebdo as a "nihilistic little rag" and compared their cartoons to the anti-Semitic publications of Nazi Germany.
Posted: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:16
The controversial topic of prayers in council meetings has divided local councillors in Hampshire after a recent vote on the matter saw a 3-3 split on Whitchurch Town Council.
Posted: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:03
A petition calling on the Government to end the religious exemption for non-stun slaughter has passed 100,000 signatures and will be considered for a debate in Parliament.
Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:23
Two MSPs have offered formal support for a motion which calls for Scottish children to be made "aware of" creationist teaching.
Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:12
A Christian GP has been struck off after he took a mentally ill patient to his church to perform an exorcism, and told her she would be cursed if she reported him.
Posted: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:39
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is hosting a day-long conference on 7 February 2015 in London.
Durham Free School criticised for emphasis on religion when recruiting staff – teachers branded “crap” by MP
Posted: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:06
Durham Free School has been strongly criticised for its emphasis on the religious credentials of staff and the poor quality of teachers.
Posted: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:13
Faith schools in Blackburn have been accused of stopping the NHS Community Education Sexual Health team (CESH) from speaking with students about sex, relationships and contraception.
Posted: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:26
Secularists made a strong case for abolishing Chancel Repair Liability (CRL) in a debate in the House of Lords, and described CRL as a "medieval anomaly."
Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:48
A Christian GP took a mentally ill patient to his church to perform an exorcism, and told her she would be cursed if she reported him, a medical tribunal has heard.
Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:08
A study of 9,000 Britons has found that women are far more likely than men to believe in God and in an afterlife.
Posted: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:12
The NSS has welcomed a ruling from the BBC Trust, upholding a complaint over how the BBC framed a story about the allocation of places at a Sikh faith school as a 'race issue.'
Posted: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:27
The Republic of Malta is to reform its long-standing blasphemy law, according to a report in the Sunday Times of Malta.