Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:49
Following the recent Islamist demands to introduce the death penalty for insulting religion in Bangladesh, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) has made a call to action for all its member organisations.
Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:42
A Liberal Democrat MP, Greg Mulholland, has tabled an amendment to the proposed same-sex marriage bill proposing a complete separation of state marriage and religious weddings. Mr Mulholland argues that separating state and religious marriage is the only way to ensure equality and freedom of religion.
Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:29
The British Library's announcement last week that it will archive much of today's online material for future researchers has been welcomed by the National Secular Society.
Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:14
The French Government is at increasing odds with aggressive religious lobbies – particularly the Catholic Church – which are determined to undermine the nation's constitutional secularism.
Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:03
A nationwide Yougov poll for the Huffington Post in the United States shows that one-third of respondents would like to see Christianity as the state religion.
Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:56
A new Yougov poll for the Jewish Chronicle shows a majority back a ban on religious slaughter. 45% of respondents supported a ban, 27% were against and 28% said they didn't know.
Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:48
The Catholic Church may be losing its grip on the Central American country of Costa Rica. While at present, Costa Rica is one of the few Western countries to have an official state religion, a recent poll shows that nearly half of the Costa Rican population would rather live in a secular state.
Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:19
Our valued honorary associate, the writer Iain Banks has announced that he has "months to live" after discovering he has cancer.
Catholic Church to lose control of some schools in Ireland – could this be the start of a seismic shift?
Posted: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:26
Following a survey of parents by the Irish Department of Education, 23 primary schools across the country will be divested of their Catholic Church patronage.
Posted: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:41
Secularists and humanists in the 1960s and 1970s played a critical role in stopping religious education in schools being used for proselytising. That's the claim being made in new research from the University of Exeter.
Posted: Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:29
A Sunday Times commissioned YouGov poll among 1,918 Britons has revealed dwindling support for religion in Britain
Posted: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:15
The National Secular Society has urged David Cameron to ignore Lord Carey's "theocratic and anti-democratic blustering" after he accused the Prime Minister of making Christians feel marginalised.
Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 06:20
The National Secular Society is calling on supporters to urge their MP to back legislation aimed at protecting victims of caste-based discrimination in the UK.
Posted: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:53
A Girl Guide group in Hove claims it has been kicked out of its base in a church hall because its members don't attend services.
Posted: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:44
We have two hardback copies of AC Grayling's new book The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism to give away.
Posted: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:47
The Secular Medical Forum (SMF) has raised several concerns following the publication of updated GMC guidelines for medical practitioners – which include updated guidelines on Personal Beliefs and Medical Practice.
Posted: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:34
Leeds City Council is coming under pressure over its plan to scrap free transport for pupils travelling to "faith schools".
Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:17
An attempt is being made in Bradford to safeguard the estimated 9,000 children who attend Muslim religious schools in the city.
Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:20
The recent case of a Muslim woman in France who won a court ruling that she had been unfairly dismissed from her job in a private nursery school after she refused to remove a headscarf appears to have sparked a backlash.
Posted: Sat, 23 Mar 2013 15:42
The National Secular Society has donated its Secularist of the Year prize fund to a global charity campaigning to ensure girls everywhere have equal access to education.