Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:49
The Secular Medical Forum has condemned the state of abortion laws in Ireland after a 31-year old woman died of septicaemia following a protracted miscarriage in Galway, Ireland.
Posted: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:18
A Christian debt counselling organisation that offers prayers with its advice is spreading rapidly throughout the country.
Posted: Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:24
The Department for Education has confirmed that its own controversial guidance on collective worship can be ignored by schools. The guidance stipulates that worship in schools "should be concerned with reverence or veneration paid to a divine being or power."
Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:19
We have two tickets to give away for the new production of AC Grayling and Mick Gordon's stimulating play "On Religion" being staged at the Tower Theatre in London.
Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:05
In a statement issued by the United Nations, its special rapporteur on freedom of expression, Frank La Rue, has said that it is essential to create an environment conducive to critical discussions of religious and racial issues and to promote understanding and tolerance by deconstructing negative stereotypes.
Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:57
A Yougov poll of 1,637 people shows that in several respects, Britain has become more tolerant and less prejudiced during the past four decades.
Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:16
Egypt's newly-elected Coptic Christian pope said on Monday that he was alarmed at the overtly religious nature of the country's proposed new constitution.
Posted: Sat, 03 Nov 2012 07:16
The National Secular Society has welcomed a decision not to allow a catholic adoption agency to continue to exclude considering same-sex parents if it wishes to retain its charitable status.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:00
The National Secular Society has launched a petition calling on the Scouts to make the religious oath in the Scout Promise optional, and open up scouting to non-believers. Please sign and share!
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:55
Soon after the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) announced that it had abandoned its plans to persuade the UN to impose a global blasphemy law, the Arab League has stepped in to take up the cry.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:51
A recent survey found that more people believe in aliens from other planets than believe in God.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:48
Poland's harsh anti-abortion laws were condemned this week by the European Court of Human Rights after an almost unbelievably callous series of events were inflicted on a teenage victim of rape.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:42
The new socialist Government in France is strictly observing the nation's secular etiquette in relation to its dealings with the Vatican.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:29
A sub-editor on The Times who was offended by a colleague shouting out an apparently derogatory comment about the Pope has lost his claim of religious harassment in the workplace.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:03
Secular groups around Europe are preparing to oppose the nomination of the Maltese Foreign Affairs Minister Tonio Borg to replace the recently resigned European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:02
Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has accused the Charity Commission of trying to suppress religion and predicted that the Plymouth Brethren case, where the organisation has been refused charity status, will be the first of many.
Posted: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:54
A round-up of recent statistics from Britain, France, Ireland and the US that highlight the trend towards secularization.
Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:41
Peers in the House of Lords have expressed overwhelming support for a bill to limit the power of self styled 'religious courts'.
Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:11
A young Irish atheist has made an official complaint after his school forced him to attend a multi-denominational prayer service.
Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:26
The National Secular Society has called on the Government to end the religious exemption to animal welfare legislation that permits animals to be slaughtered without stunning.