Posted: Fri, 30 May 2014 10:27
A campaigning group for LGBTQ rights in Guernsey has announced that it has secured a commitment from the Guernsey government to introduce secular marriage legislation, removing religious references from laws related to marriage.
Posted: Thu, 29 May 2014 13:32
Families of children allocated places at Hindu faith school in the London Borough of Redbridge plan to appeal the decision, saying the school's religious ethos is at odds with their own beliefs and values.
Posted: Thu, 29 May 2014 12:53
The European Commission announced this week that it was to take no further action on the 'One of Us' citizen initiative.
Posted: Wed, 28 May 2014 13:24
According to a recent poll from the US-based Pew Research Centre, the UK has a more favourable opinion of its Muslim community than any other European country surveyed.
Posted: Fri, 23 May 2014 13:11
The UN Committee Against Torture has criticised the Vatican (in its guise as The Holy See) for several failures in its handling of the child abuse scandal.
Posted: Fri, 23 May 2014 12:36
A report published by the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) has accused the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) of being a "soft Islamist" group, and has called for its charitable status to be withdrawn.
Posted: Thu, 22 May 2014 13:33
Parents of a child refused a place at a state funded Catholic school have criticised the school over its admissions criteria, and say the school's policy of giving preferential treatment to worshippers has left their lives in turmoil.
Posted: Tue, 20 May 2014 13:44
The Council of the European Union has adopted human rights guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline.
Posted: Mon, 19 May 2014 16:51
Falkirk Council has announced plans to change admissions policies for all its denominational (Roman Catholic) schools to ensure baptised children are given priority over other children.
Children allocated places at Sikh academy offered alternatives – but faith school allocations continue to cause resentment
Posted: Thu, 15 May 2014 14:38
Parents who were allocated places at a controversial Sikh school against their wishes have all been found alternative places, the local authority has confirmed.
Posted: Thu, 15 May 2014 12:55
The BBC has announced that it is replacing its present religious affairs correspondent, Robert Pigott, with Caroline Wyatt who is currently their defence correspondent.
Posted: Mon, 12 May 2014 12:15
The Law Society has again defended its practice note on "Sharia succession rules" despite a warning from Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Justice, that it must not "undermine" British legal principles.
Posted: Sun, 11 May 2014 09:13
The National Secular Society has expressed concern that inspectors with extremist views are working for the body responsible for inspecting Muslims and Christian independent schools.
Posted: Wed, 07 May 2014 17:24
The Vatican has, for the first time, revealed how it has disciplined priests accused of raping and molesting children.
Posted: Tue, 06 May 2014 16:02
Campaigners in Scotland have called for the Scottish Parliament's weekly 'Time for Reflection' to be more representative of the diversity of religion and belief in Scotland.
Posted: Tue, 06 May 2014 12:55
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that opening public meetings with prayer does not automatically violate the Constitution's ban on government endorsement of religion.
Posted: Sun, 04 May 2014 12:50
The National Secular Society has challenged the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, over his comments that Britain is a "deeply Christian country" and that church schools are "a very good use of social capital".
Posted: Fri, 02 May 2014 09:54
The National Secular Society is backing a new campaign by the British Veterinary Association to end non-stun slaughter of animals to improve animal welfare.
Posted: Thu, 01 May 2014 18:51
To celebrate the participation of some of our honorary associates, the organisers of HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy festival, are giving away a pair of tickets to all of the associates' events.
Posted: Thu, 01 May 2014 12:38
A number of Conservative MPs have called on the Government to scrap the 50% cap on faith based admissions to free schools, to give Catholic schools greater freedoms to discriminate on religious grounds.