Posted: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:45
A Christian academic has called for special "conscience clauses" for Christians in laws of which they do not approve.
Posted: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:10
Secularists have criticised new NHS England chaplaincy guidelines for failing to adequately recognise the needs of patients who do not identify with a religious faith.
Posted: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:58
Liberal Democrats have voted in support of a motion to abolish compulsory worship in schools and to end religious discrimination against teachers in faith schools.
Posted: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:09
As the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta approaches, has the time come for the UK to have a codified constitution? And if so, what form should it take?
Posted: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:14
Secular lawyers have called for a separation of the Church of England from judicial affairs after judges marked the start of the legal year with an Anglican service.
Posted: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:56
Tower Hamlets has denied newspaper claims that a Trojan Horse '2' is soon to be uncovered in the East London Borough.
Posted: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:01
The National Secular Society has given its backing to one of the country's top state schools after it came under fire for upholding its policy of banning the niqab.
Posted: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:21
Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, the highest ranking Catholic to be investigated over child abuse, is now under house arrest at the Vatican pending a criminal trial following accusations of the sexual abuse of minors in the Dominican Republic.
Posted: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:33
Secularists and human rights campaigners have stepped up their calls for the Law Society to withdraw its controversial practice note on sharia succession rules.
Posted: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:28
Rip Off Britain, the BBC consumer rights programme which investigates viewers' stories of being ripped-off, this week covered chancel repair liability – an ancient law which can make homeowners liable for the upkeep of their local Anglican church.
Posted: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:17
Parents in Flintshire have complained of religious discrimination after it emerged that non-Catholics wouldn't be permitted to use a bus provided by the local authority to a Catholic faith school.
Posted: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:51
Luxembourg is considering a church tax as part of a range of possible measures to replace direct state funding for religious organisations.
Posted: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:33
Renewed calls have been made for a national debate about the requirement on schools to hold acts of collective worship. The calls came during an Education Committee evidence session on extremism in schools.
Posted: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:53
The National Secular Society has criticised a decision by Central Bedfordshire Council to reinstate a Christian registrar who was previously dismissed after refusing to conduct same-sex weddings.
Posted: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:13
Hundreds of thousands of German tax-payers are leaving their officially designated religions to avoid paying a 'church tax' levy on capital gains.
Posted: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:15
The National Secular Society has expressed concern that a school linked to a controversial Pentecostal Nigerian 'witch hunter' pastor is set to open in England.
Posted: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:13
Non-religious parents in St Albans have been told by the local authority that the only state education they can offer their children is at a faith school.
Posted: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:05
The Labour Party has revised its recently-adopted equality statement to cover non-religious people, having previously only referred to 'religion'.
Posted: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:03
Former MEP and NSS honorary associate Michael Cashman has been appointed to the House of Lords as a Labour peer.
Posted: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:50
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a call for evidence from individuals and organisations about how their religion or belief may have affected their experiences in the workplace and in using the services and...