Posted: Tue, 09 May 2017 09:22
The Isle of Man's education minister has defended allowing an evangelical Christian group to deliver abstinence-based sex education to Year 10 pupils.
Posted: Mon, 08 May 2017 09:18
The National Secular Society has called for the repeal of Ireland's blasphemy law after Irish police dropped an investigation against Stephen Fry over a complaint of 'blasphemy' related to an interview aired in 2015.
Posted: Fri, 05 May 2017 11:00
Former MP Graham Allen has accused the Government of launching a "misleading" consultation to delay action against caste discrimination "for ever".
Posted: Thu, 04 May 2017 16:22
The New Zealand Secular Education Network (SEN) has mounted a challenge over "religious bias" in the way the country's schools teach about religion.
Posted: Thu, 04 May 2017 11:24
Archbishop Malcolm McMahon has said that Catholic schools "are different" and "for the Catholic community", despite their being funded by all taxpayers.
Posted: Wed, 03 May 2017 16:55
A large-scale survey of views in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine has reported extensive anti-women views and widespread tolerance of domestic violence.
Posted: Wed, 03 May 2017 11:51
The Irish parliament has approve a requirement mandating TDs remain standing during the prayers that open each Dáil sitting.
Posted: Tue, 02 May 2017 15:51
Dozens of speakers are confirmed to address the upcoming 'Free Expression & Conscience' conference, including many honorary associates of the National Secular Society.
Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:19
A Saudi trial based "heavily on Koranic law" has resulted in a death sentence for a 'mentally ill' man who denounced the Islamic 'prophet' Mohammed.
Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:43
The National Secular Society has said that Religious Education must be fundamentally reformed before the existing right to withdraw children from RE can be removed.
Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:06
The National Secular Society has accused the Government of dividing communities with the push to open new faith schools, ahead of a new report on religious and racial segregation in Birmingham.
Posted: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:40
The Foreign Office has condemned a decision by the Russian Supreme Court to label Jehovah's Witnesses "extremists."
Posted: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:34
Two Welsh school students have launched a petition calling on Welsh Assembly Members to end the obligation on schools to hold collective worship.
New call for mandatory reporting after Catholic Church in Australia admits “devastating” scale of child abuse
Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:59
Five secularist organisations, including the NSS, have called for the Catholic Church to take real action to ensure justice for victims of clerical child abuse.
Posted: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:53
The independent pharmacists' regulator has approved new standards governing the role of religion in pharmacy services, in a move welcomed by the National Secular Society.
Posted: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:21
A number of new faith schools have been approved to open by the Department for Education (DfE) in the twelfth wave of free schools applications.
Posted: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:15
The National Secular Society has written to the Charity Commission urging it to investigate a religious charity behind the sale of an alcoholic drink widely associated with criminal activity in Scotland.
Posted: Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:40
Census figures released by the Irish Central Statistics Office show a huge increase in the number of non-believers, as the number of self-identified Catholics continued to drop.
Posted: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:07
An independent Islamic school in Birmingham has been forced to withdraw an advert for a "male science & Islamic Studies" teacher.
Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:08
A report by the Institute for Public Policy Research has found that there is "no evidence" to suggest Scotland's denominational schools achieve better results than their non-denominational counterparts.