Posted: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:42
We are sad to report the death of Prof. Norman Bonney on 13 February after a long illness, which caused him to resign last year from the NSS Council after four years' service.
Posted: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:51
The Church of England has published a letter advising Church members on the upcoming election, in a move which has drawn significant criticism.
Posted: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:21
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is giving away £400,000 to a religious organisation or consortium, with the purpose of "strengthening" faith groups in the UK.
Posted: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:34
The National Secular Society has met with the Department for Communities and Local Government to discuss the rise in religious hate crime and the ways in which it is tackled.
Posted: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:28
One third of under-24s describe themselves as atheists, according to a new poll which offers more evidence for a "generational shift" away from religious belief.
Posted: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:36
Research by the Lawyers' Secular Society has exposed serious risks for law firms who offer advice on sharia law.
Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:50
Swansea Council is facing a judicial review after deciding to phase-out its subsidy for faith school students to have free transport to school.
Posted: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:28
Prince Charles has stated that he will retain the monarch's traditional title as "Defender of the Faith" as King, whilst "ensuring that other people's faiths can also be practised."
Posted: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:12
The latest BBC Annual Report indicates that although religious broadcasting on radio has declined, the amount of religion on TV has increased.
Posted: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:46
The Cambridge Secular Society has cut off links with the Cambridgeshire RE council, and will now focus on helping parents withdraw their children from Collective Worship.
Posted: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:34
Reporters Without Borders is asking French religious leaders to sign a statement declaring that "everyone is free to express criticism… of any system of political, philosophical or religious thought."
Posted: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 08:04
New guidance on freedom of expression has been published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
Posted: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:16
A debate in the House of Lords has seen cross-party condemnation of the Government over its failure to implement legislation intended to protect citizens from caste-based discrimination.
Posted: Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:38
An Anglican vicar has described the French satirical, anti-racist magazine Charlie Hebdo as a "nihilistic little rag" and compared their cartoons to the anti-Semitic publications of Nazi Germany.
Posted: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:16
The controversial topic of prayers in council meetings has divided local councillors in Hampshire after a recent vote on the matter saw a 3-3 split on Whitchurch Town Council.
Posted: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:03
A petition calling on the Government to end the religious exemption for non-stun slaughter has passed 100,000 signatures and will be considered for a debate in Parliament.
Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:23
Two MSPs have offered formal support for a motion which calls for Scottish children to be made "aware of" creationist teaching.
Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:12
A Christian GP has been struck off after he took a mentally ill patient to his church to perform an exorcism, and told her she would be cursed if she reported him.
Posted: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:39
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is hosting a day-long conference on 7 February 2015 in London.
Durham Free School criticised for emphasis on religion when recruiting staff – teachers branded “crap” by MP
Posted: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:06
Durham Free School has been strongly criticised for its emphasis on the religious credentials of staff and the poor quality of teachers.