Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:31
Media reaction to the judgement on council prayers last week has inevitably been mixed while the public reaction has been strongly supportive of the National Secular Society.
Posted: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 12:31
An organisation that lends out resources for religious education and provides training for religious education teachers has moved into the Oasis Academy in Shirley Park, Croydon.
Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:08
The High Court today ruled that "The saying of prayers as part of the formal meeting of a Council is not lawful under s111 of the Local Government Act 1972, and there is no statutory power permitting the practice to continue". The judgement follows a Judicial Review initiated by the National Secular Society.
Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:10
The National Secular Society's campaign to get the church to pay the salary of their clergymen who are working in hospitals as chaplains was falsely portrayed at this week's Church of England General Synod.
Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:18
Statistics from the latest edition of the Catholic Directory of England and Wales reveal a picture of a shrinking church.
Posted: Wed, 08 Feb 2012 13:04
A large delegation of Government Ministers is to visit the Vatican next week to consult about British Government policy with the Pope.
Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 12:34
A religious TV channel has been fined £25,000 by the media regulator Ofcom after it permitted a televangelist to claim that his "Miracle Olive Oil Soap' could cure cancer.
Posted: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 12:56
As the French election draws near, President Nicolas Sarkozy is suddenly very enthusiastic for religion to play an important role in "public life".
Posted: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 12:27
Spain's new right-wing government, headed by the People's Party, has announced that it will seek to reform the nation's abortion law, which permits abortion on demand during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, and allows minors to obtain the procedure without parental permission.
Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 13:16
A row has erupted at Cheddar parish council in Somerset over prayers following a decision to continue saying prayers immediately before council meetings.
Posted: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 12:18
The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has banned an advert by Healing on the Streets - Bath (HOTS) that claimed healing through prayer.
Posted: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 09:38
Nigel Wingrove's infamous film Visions of Ecstasy has finally been given a certificate by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).
Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:45
A Yougov poll for the Sunday Times has revealed that the majority of people in this country do not think Church of England bishops should be entitled to sit in the House of Lords.
Posted: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:24
The London School of Economics Students' Union has effectively made blasphemy an offence following protests from Muslim students about a Jesus and Mo cartoon posted on the Atheist Secular Humanist student group's Facebook page.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:16
the Government has been accused of pushing ahead plans to strip abortion providers of their role in counselling women despite an amendment on the issue suffering a heavy defeat in the Commons last year.
Posted: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:46
The National Secular Society has condemned a secret plan for a twenty foot high replica of the Rio de Janeiro statue of Christ the Redeemer near the summit of the iconic London landmark Primrose Hill.
Posted: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 09:29
Children & Families Minister Tim Loughton MP has said that he is not convinced there is any need to regulate Britain's madrassas, despite clear evidence of abuse.
Posted: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:13
Questions in test surveys by the Government before the last Census revealed more people said they had no religion than the question chosen for the Census did.
Posted: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:39
Ofsted, the education watchdog, is proposing to launch "no notice" inspections of independent schools (including independent faith schools) falling under its direct control amid fears that too many children are being let down.
Posted: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:09
The Atheist Secularist and Humanist Society at the London School of Economics has been told by the Students Union that unless it removes a Jesus and Mo cartoon from its Facebook page it faces expulsion from the Union.