Posted: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:30
Faith schools will no longer be allowed to redact questions about evolution and reproduction from science exam papers on grounds of religious sensitivity, and any attempt to do so will be treated as "malpractice" the exam regulator has said.
Posted: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:45
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has dismissed as "mistaken" a decision by the Scottish Charities Appeal Panel to permit a Catholic adoption agency to continue discriminating against gay couples.
Posted: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:44
Turkish MP and human rights campaigner, Safak Pavey, has been named Secularist of the Year at an award ceremony hosted by the National Secular Society.
Posted: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:31
The education watchdog Ofsted will pay a further monitoring visit to the controversial Al-Madinah Muslim School in Derby. Inspectors want to find out if there have been any improvements since the school hit the headlines last October over accusations of extremism and mismanagement.
Derbyshire County Council scraps “faith school transport”; Bradford and Northumberland to follow soon?
Posted: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:29
Councillors at Derbyshire County Council have approved a proposal to cut free transport for pupils travelling to religious schools.
Posted: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:37
The Bishop of Portsmouth, Philip Egan, has said in an interview that Catholic politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied Communion.
Posted: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:33
A British judge has said that it is never right for a secular court to rule on the truth or otherwise of religious claims, as he throws out fraud case against the Mormon Church.
Posted: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:36
The Church of England is bidding to run the first primary school which will be built on a major new housing development in Kettering.
Posted: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:43
With just a week to go until Secularist of the Year, time is running out to get your tickets for the highlight of the secular social calendar.
Posted: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:25
A parliamentary group has published a report saying that Religious Education in schools can help counter extremism and build better community relations.
Posted: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:42
The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator will not appeal a court ruling quashing its decision to revoke charitable status from a Catholic adoption agency which discriminates against same-sex couples.
Posted: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:25
The BBC has controversially dropped a debate on homosexuality from a live panel discussion show because of objections from Birmingham Central Mosque in which the programme was being filmed.
Posted: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:42
The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) has spoken out at the Human Rights Council (HRC) to defend freedom of thought for all – including the non-religious.
Posted: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:21
An Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has dismissed an appeal from a woman who claimed she had been fired from her job in a nursery because of her religious beliefs.
Posted: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:17
This year's AHS award for the best secularist student activity has been awarded to University of Edinburgh Humanist Society in recognition of their recent efforts to influence and change Edinburgh University Students Association policy.
Posted: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:35
The National Secular Society has accused the Government of neglecting the best interests of children after it refused to intervene following the revelations that some faith schools have been blacking out questions on exam papers, depriving pupils of the ability to score the maximum marks.
Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:35
Following concerns raised by the National Secular Society, three Muslim state schools have been told not to discriminate against job applicants on the basis of gender.
Posted: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:44
A leading vet has said the religious slaughter of animals should be banned, unless Muslims and Jews can voluntarily adopt more humane methods of killing.
Posted: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:59
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the Mormon Church is not entitled to full local property tax exemption on a temple it owns in Chorley, Lancashire.
Posted: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:09
The Sunday Times this week reported an alleged plot by Islamist fundamentalists in Birmingham to take over state schools and use them as centres of "Islamic education."