Posted: Wed, 20 May 2015 17:00
Tim Farron, one of two candidates for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats, has called for the Church of England to be disestablished and has also expressed his opposition to faith schools.
Posted: Wed, 20 May 2015 12:57
The NSS has urged the Government to resist regressive demands to allow more discrimination in faith schools after it emerged the Catholic Education Service is lobbying "hard" to remove the cap on faith-based admissions to academies – and is hopeful that the Government will revisit the issue.
Posted: Tue, 19 May 2015 11:47
Belfast County Court has ruled that the Ashers Bakery, run by a Christian family, unlawfully discriminated against a gay customer who ordered a cake featuring a slogan in support of marriage equality.
Posted: Mon, 18 May 2015 14:42
Polling by YouGov has found that while a slim plurality of Britons think religious leaders should comment on politics and the economy, just 19% are actually influenced by what religious leaders say.
Posted: Mon, 18 May 2015 12:32
Whitchurch Town Council has voted to abolish the practice of saying prayers at its meetings, just weeks after the previous Government passed legislation enabling councils to include religious observances as part of their official meetings.
Posted: Sat, 16 May 2015 07:59
The Labour MP for Slough has hit out against voter intimidation, after some Muslim voters were told that they were not 'true Muslims' unless they voted against her.
Posted: Fri, 15 May 2015 10:55
The National Secular Society has strongly rejected the comments of a former High Court judge, who said atheists and secularists exhibit an attitude to "freedom of speech which is as restrictive of that of Elizabeth I or Burghley."
Posted: Thu, 14 May 2015 12:55
The National Secular Society has expressed concern at the Government's new proposals to challenge extremism and radicalisation.
Posted: Wed, 13 May 2015 11:39
The removal of Eric Pickles from the post of Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has been welcomed by the National Secular Society.
NSS joins calls for Government to recognise global discrimination against atheists- as third Bangladeshi blogger is hacked to death
Posted: Tue, 12 May 2015 13:44
The National Secular Society is calling on the Government to do more to tackle global discrimination against non-believers, secularists and humanists- after a third Bangladeshi secular blogger was murdered.
Bath Student Union says decision to cut Jesus and Mohammed sketch was “in line with normal practice”
Posted: Mon, 11 May 2015 13:03
Bath Student Union has defended their decision to cut 'blasphemous' material from a student group's comedy show, saying that it is "normal practice" for Student Union officers to edit scripts.
Posted: Thu, 07 May 2015 14:38
A Catholic primary school in Birmingham closed for a day during term-time so that its staff could attend a pilgrimage to the Vatican.
Posted: Thu, 07 May 2015 10:24
The National Secular Society is urging its supporters to call on Paraguayan authorities to grant an abortion to a 10-year-old-girl who is pregnant after having been raped by her stepfather.
Posted: Wed, 06 May 2015 12:28
Over 90% of barristers would support some limits on face veils during trials, it has emerged.
Posted: Tue, 05 May 2015 11:39
A Muslim youth organisation has complained that a debate they had arranged with ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson was prevented from taking place by South Yorkshire Police and the Rotherham Borough Council.
Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:03
Councillors in Northern Ireland have been left bitterly split after an hour long row over whether to begin council meetings with prayers.
Free speech campaigners concerned by Ed Miliband’s vow to ban ‘Islamophobia’- without defining what it means
Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:26
The National Secular Society and other advocates for freedom of expression have expressed alarm after Labour leader Ed Miliband set out his intention to 'outlaw' Islamophobia.
Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:22
Nigel Farage has said that Christianity is a "significant part" of his "vision for the future of Britain" in a special message on "UKIP Policies for Christians."
Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:42
Student Union officials and university chaplains ordered a line featuring Mohammed cut from a student comedy show, because it caused "great offence."
Posted: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:49
A survey carried out by Whitehouse Consultancy has found that 33% of parliamentary candidates contesting marginal seats describe themselves as atheists.