Posted: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:18
A Government backed Bill to give local councils the power to include prayers in their meetings has been branded a 'recipe for divisiveness' during a House of Lords debate.
Posted: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:34
The National Secular Society has strongly criticised Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, for warning of "violent extremists" and "aggressive secularists" in a speech at Temple Church in London.
Posted: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:57
The National Secular Society has raised concerns about the limits imposed on free speech by unofficial blasphemy laws enforced by the threat of violence.
Posted: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:06
10% of UK Muslims aged 18-34 agreed with the statement that "organisations which publish images of the Prophet Mohammed deserve to be attacked".
Posted: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:38
MPs have debated ending non-stun slaughter, after a petition to end the religious exemption to animal welfare laws was signed by over 115,000 people.
Posted: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:31
Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad, who once said "godless homosexuals" engaged in a "criminal act", is to be hosted by the University of Westminster Islamic Society.
Posted: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:54
The NSS has objected to proposed changes to Northern Ireland's equality laws which would allow businesses to refuse services to LGBT customers on the grounds of "strongly held religious convictions".
Posted: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:01
An ITV documentary has exposed radicalism and anti-Semitism in an Islamic charity with alleged extremist links.
Posted: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:42
We are sad to report the death of Prof. Norman Bonney on 13 February after a long illness, which caused him to resign last year from the NSS Council after four years' service.
Posted: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:51
The Church of England has published a letter advising Church members on the upcoming election, in a move which has drawn significant criticism.
Posted: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:21
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is giving away £400,000 to a religious organisation or consortium, with the purpose of "strengthening" faith groups in the UK.
Posted: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:34
The National Secular Society has met with the Department for Communities and Local Government to discuss the rise in religious hate crime and the ways in which it is tackled.
Posted: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:28
One third of under-24s describe themselves as atheists, according to a new poll which offers more evidence for a "generational shift" away from religious belief.
Posted: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:36
Research by the Lawyers' Secular Society has exposed serious risks for law firms who offer advice on sharia law.
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).