Posted: Fri, 09 Aug 2013 09:39
Leeds City Council has seen off an attempt by opposition councillors to derail its plans to cut free transport for children attending "faith schools".
Posted: Fri, 09 Aug 2013 07:45
A new survey on life at school has revealed that RE is regarded as the least useful subject to learn.
Posted: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:54
Woking Borough Council has issued a 'clarification' on its policy that grants car parking exemptions to religious groups. The move follows the threat of legal action from the National Secular Society.
Posted: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:09
You can win two tickets to see the National Youth Theatre's new play, Pope Joan which will be performed at St James church in Piccadilly, central London from 31 August to 15 September.
Posted: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:02
Switzerland wants to get rid of its old-fashioned "hymn-like" national anthem and replace it with a modern, secular version.
Posted: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:14
An attempt to put a petition up on the Government's e-petition website by someone called "Paul" which calls for the NSS to be made illegal, has been rejected.
Posted: Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:33
A group promoting fundamentalist Christian values in the United States is demanding the right to deliver "inspirational messages" during public school assemblies.
Posted: Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:44
A French Government-funded research institute is recommending that the wearing of religious symbols should be banned in the country's universities to ease "escalating religious tensions in all areas of university life."
Posted: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:11
A Jeddah court on July 29, 2013, convicted a liberal activist of violating Saudi Arabia's anti-cybercrime law and sentenced him to 600 lashes and seven years in prison.
Posted: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:31
The Appeal Court has ruled that it has no power to grant people the right to voluntary euthanasia, and that it is a decision for parliament to make.
Posted: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:05
Since 2005, there has been a 50% increase in the numbers of people attending Pentecostal Churches in London — a phenomenon explained by a large influx of immigrants from Africa during that period.
Posted: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:17
Councillors in Oldham have reacted angrily to a ruling from the Department for Education ordering them to hand over a plot of land worth £4m to a new 'faith sensitive' free school'.
Irish Government to pursue religious orders for €250 million in unpaid compensation to abuse victims
Posted: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:55
The Cabinet of the Irish Government agreed this week to pursue religious orders for payment of the remaining €250 million needed to make up their half of the cost of €1.46 billion compensation promised to victims.
Posted: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:14
An examination of official statistics on the number of places available in Northern Ireland's schools indicates that the popularity of Catholic Education is falling fast while the call for integrated schools is rising.
Posted: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:17
Conservative councillors in Plymouth have reacted furiously to a new timetable for council meetings that moves prayers to 15 minutes before the meeting begins.
Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:49
A 24 year old Norwegian woman who was raped in Dubai has herself been sent to jail, convicted under sharia law of having sex outside of marriage.
Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:46
A new exhibition is being planned to tell the story of Leicester Secular Society and its Hall through the 19th and 20th centuries.
Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:08
The Same-Sex Marriage Bill has been given royal assent and is now law. However, the first marriage is unlikely to take place before next summer as the Government has promised an inquiry into pension inequality and other matters.
Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:00
A Somali refugee who improvised a halal abattoir in a private house where he killed four goats, has been sentenced to a 12 months in jail suspended for two years by an Irish court.
Woman claims Catholic pharmacist made her “feel like a murderer” when she asked for morning after pill
Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:19
The General Pharmaceutical Council is conducting a misconduct hearing against a Polish Catholic pharmacist, who allegedly told a woman that she was "plotting murder" after she asked for the morning after pill.