Posted: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:02
The Government has launched a consultation on plans to abolish the admission cap on faith schools, which currently limits religious discrimination in the admissions policies of new faith schools.
Posted: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:46
The National Secular Society has written to the chair of the Education Select Committee, calling for an inquiry into the Government's plans to abolish the 50% cap on faith-based admissions to free schools.
Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:14
A group campaigning for gender equality in India has called on the country's Supreme Court to end Muslim Personal Law to protect women from "fundamentalists" operating sharia courts.
Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:51
The National Secular Society has urged the Government to rethink plans to allow new faith schools to select all of their pupils on the basis of faith.
Posted: Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:59
The conference celebrating our 150th anniversary was an opportunity to reflect on everything the National Secular Society has achieved in 150 years of campaigning, and consider the significant challenges ahead.
Posted: Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:31
Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned that local councils and police are continuing to ignore illegal faith schools, undermining efforts to prosecute the operators and protect children's rights.
NSS accuses Government of showing contempt for Parliament and UK’s international obligations on caste discrimination
Posted: Mon, 05 Sep 2016 12:31
The NSS has criticised the Government for "stalling" on caste discrimination after it announced plans for a consultation despite already being under an obligation to outlaw such discrimination.
Posted: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:01
The majority of French mayors who have imposed 'burkini' bans are refusing to revoke them, despite a ruling from France's highest administrative court against the ban in the town of Villeneuve-Loubet.
Posted: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:03
The NSS has tentatively welcomed parts of a report by the Home Affairs Committee on counter extremism and radicalisation. Aspects of the report have been criticised by free speech and counter-extremism advocates.
Posted: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:44
Our conference – 'Secularism 2016: Living better together' – is fast approaching, and it's your last chance to buy tickets for the day and for the evening gala dinner.
Posted: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:31
Sir Eric Pickles, the former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has warned of the danger of religious leaders to "abuse their influence" over voters in a report on electoral fraud.
Posted: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:24
The National Secular Society is delighted to welcome Baroness Thornton as a new honorary associate.
Posted: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 10:38
The National Secular Society has criticised the latest wave of taxpayer funding for cathedrals, after the Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced £14.5 million for repairs.
Posted: Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:49
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin has been told by the prosecutor that he will not face charges following allegations that he had failed to report suspicions of child abuse by a priest under his control, as is required by French law.
Posted: Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:05
Former Solicitor General Vera Baird QC, the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, considers that compulsory PSHE in primary schools is "key" to tackling "sexual exploitation" and child abuse.
Posted: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:50
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the Johnson Amendment, a law which prevents tax-exempt organisations from endorsing political candidates.
Posted: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:27
Two councils have lost a high court battle against the decision to have a Sikh faith school situated in the small village of Stoke Poges.
Posted: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:57
An independent review into Kendall house, a children's home run by the Church of England, has reported "harrowing" findings where girls were sedated and abused.
Posted: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:41
Security minister Karen Bradley MP has faced strong criticism in a letter from the Defend Free Speech coalition, following her appearance before the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
Posted: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:13
The National Secular Society is calling on the new government to legislate to outlaw caste discrimination, as directed by Parliament and the United Nations.