Posted: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 14:20
Gideons International has offered commemorative editions of the New Testament and Psalms to the Scottish police forces for them to give out to their employees ahead of an amalgamation of the forces.
Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:27
A claim of religious discrimination was so ridiculous that it was thrown out of an employment tribunal this week before the hearing even got under way.
Posted: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:29
The Catholic Education Service (CES) has been accused of abusing its authority by contacting Catholic schools asking them to tell pupils about a political campaign against equal marriage legislation for LGBT people.
Posted: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:20
The suggestion from the House of Lords Reform Committee that representatives from "all major faiths" should be appointed to a reformed second chamber will not create the intended diversity but risks turning the Upper House into a religious battleground.
Posted: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:27
All but one of the leading future mayoral hopefuls in London declared or implied that they had no religious faith at a meeting of Christians last week. Nevertheless, present mayoral incumbent Boris Johnson told the hustings that a "secularist agenda was at risk of bringing about perverse results" in society.
Posted: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:10
Belief in God is declining gradually worldwide, with faith highest among older people, a report released by the University of Chicago on Wednesday found.
Posted: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 10:38
A proposed legal amendment that would make blasphemy a crime punishable by death in Kuwait would be a massive step backwards by the country's authorities, if passed by parliament, Amnesty International have said.
Posted: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 10:27
A fundamentalist Christian political party is holding the Dutch Parliament to ransom as it forces a backtracking on the abolition of blasphemy laws.
Posted: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:18
The National Secular Society has written to Chief Scout Bear Grylls to challenge his recent claims that scouting is for everyone regardless of their religion, ethnicity or belief.
Posted: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:13
An extensive survey of Irish Catholics has found widespread dissent from Church teachings, particularly on questions of sexuality.
Posted: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:36
The NSS launches the Student Secularist Award in collaboration with the AHS .
Posted: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:17
An Oxford graduate has returned his degree in protest at his college agreeing to host a conference run by a Christian group which does not favour gay rights.
Posted: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:51
One of David Cameron's advisors has said that Conservative politicians must do more to attract Muslim and Hindu voters. Andrew Cooper has reportedly identified 30 urban seats with big black or ethnic minority populations that will be needed if the Tories are to be returned in 2015.
Posted: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:33
The Irish government is about to start the process of taking some schools out of the control of the Catholic Church faces a clash with bishops over the proposed scrapping of an old primary school rule which states that religion should underpin every aspect of daily school life.
Posted: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:40
An Easter YouGov poll for The Sun, in which a representative sample of 1,742 adults were interviewed, found that Britons are, in the main, uninterested in religion.
Posted: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 08:45
The National Secular Society has accused Communities Secretary Eric Pickles of behaving like a dictator by unilaterally declaring that a High Court judgment no longer applies.
Posted: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 10:27
In an unprecedented move that is seen by some as "revolutionary", the Polish government is seeking to realign its relationship with the Catholic Church – and not in a way that the Vatican will like.
Posted: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 11:00
A Muslim councillor claims he was deselected by the local Conservative Party after he objected to the saying of Christian prayers as part of the Council meeting - plus an update on what councils around the country are doing
Posted: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:20
The Education Secretary Michael Gove has suggested that cap on faith-based admissions at a proposed new faith school in south west London would be "very sensible".
Posted: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:28
The Church of England is up in arms that the Government has removed zero-rated VAT status from the cost of alterations to listed buildings – without giving the Church an exemption.