Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:47
The Supreme Court of the state of Washington has unanimously ruled that a florist cannot discriminate against same-sex couples, in a ruling welcomed by American secularists.
Posted: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:40
The Family Division of the High Court has ruled against a man who claimed his marriage could only be dissolved under sharia, and that his wife must travel to Pakistan for a divorce.
Posted: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:07
Hackney has launched a consultation into the safety of pupils and the quality of education in unregistered schools following scrutiny from the NSS and critical media reports.
Posted: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:17
The National Secular Society has announced the names of six candidates on the shortlist for the Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year.
Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:10
The National Secular Society has recommended the removal of the Bishops' Bench to a parliamentary inquiry into how to reduce the size of the bloated House of Lords.
Posted: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:03
An employment tribunal has found that London Underground did not discriminate against an employee by denying him five weeks off work to attend religious festivals.
Posted: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:59
Plans for a new 'super school' in Bala to have a religious designation have been shelved following widespread opposition to the proposal.
Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:08
Every pupil should have the same basic entitlement to non-partisan education about religion and belief, the National Secular Society has said in a submission to the Commission on Religious Education.
Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:07
University administrations are becoming increasingly "censorious", with 43% of universities censoring speech that might "offend" religious people, according to online magazine Spiked.
Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00
Actor Liam Neeson has released a video message calling for more integrated schools in Northern Ireland.
Posted: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:38
Americans United for Separation of Church and State has said it is disappointed after the Senate narrowly voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education.
Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:43
Pupils from Muslim backgrounds outnumber those from Christian families in more than 30 Church of England faith schools, according to a report in the Times.
Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:02
President Trump has promised to fulfil a campaign pledge to abolish the Johnson Amendment, which prevents tax-exempt organisations, including churches, from partisan political activity.
Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:41
The National Secular Society is pleased to announce that this year's Secularist of the Year award will be presented by journalist and writer Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.
Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:31
The NSS has warned Powys Council that significant numbers of non-religious parents and young people will be disadvantaged under plans to replace existing schools with a faith school.
Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:24
A judge has declined a transgender father's request for contact to see her five children, reluctantly concluding that the children could not escape the adult reaction to their relationship.
Government’s own legal advice says plans to outlaw ‘non-violent extremism’ are incompatible with free speech
Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:44
The Government's plans to ban 'non-violent extremism' are "sinking without trace", a source close to the efforts has told the Guardian.
Church appointee tells education committee learning about “LGBT lifestyles” leaves children “disturbed”
Posted: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:09
A clergyman has used his privileged position on Highland Council education committee to attack "overt" LGBT people.
Posted: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:00
Baroness Cox has launched a fresh attempt to tackle sharia councils operating in the UK and protect women's rights.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:37
The National Secular Society has urged the Government to allow the Church of England to find its own level of sustainability, in a response to a Government-led review.