Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:00
The National Secular Society has launched a petition calling on the Scouts to make the religious oath in the Scout Promise optional, and open up scouting to non-believers. Please sign and share!
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:55
Soon after the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) announced that it had abandoned its plans to persuade the UN to impose a global blasphemy law, the Arab League has stepped in to take up the cry.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:51
A recent survey found that more people believe in aliens from other planets than believe in God.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:48
Poland's harsh anti-abortion laws were condemned this week by the European Court of Human Rights after an almost unbelievably callous series of events were inflicted on a teenage victim of rape.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:42
The new socialist Government in France is strictly observing the nation's secular etiquette in relation to its dealings with the Vatican.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:29
A sub-editor on The Times who was offended by a colleague shouting out an apparently derogatory comment about the Pope has lost his claim of religious harassment in the workplace.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:03
Secular groups around Europe are preparing to oppose the nomination of the Maltese Foreign Affairs Minister Tonio Borg to replace the recently resigned European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:02
Conservative MP Charlie Elphicke has accused the Charity Commission of trying to suppress religion and predicted that the Plymouth Brethren case, where the organisation has been refused charity status, will be the first of many.
Posted: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:54
A round-up of recent statistics from Britain, France, Ireland and the US that highlight the trend towards secularization.
Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:41
Peers in the House of Lords have expressed overwhelming support for a bill to limit the power of self styled 'religious courts'.
Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:11
A young Irish atheist has made an official complaint after his school forced him to attend a multi-denominational prayer service.
Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:26
The National Secular Society has called on the Government to end the religious exemption to animal welfare legislation that permits animals to be slaughtered without stunning.
Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:13
Welsh Liberal Democrats have voted in favour of a motion calling for an end to public funding of the hospital chaplaincy service.
Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:42
A new poll shows that ministers of religion and priests enjoy a lower standing in Britain than in Canada or the United States.
Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:42
The Government has announced that it has no intention of changing the law on chancel repair liability – leaving tens of thousands of home-owners with houses that are potentially unsaleable.
Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:09
A freedom of Information response from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) in Northern Ireland suggests that the inclusion of a creationist exhibit at the Giant's Causeway visitor centre was a condition of the near £10 million that was given to the National Trust.
Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:07
An 11-year old boy from Midsomer Norton, near Bath, has been told he cannot join his local Scout troop because he does not believe in God and doesn't want to make the Scout Promise in its present form.
Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:52
A gay couple have successfully sued the owner of bed and breakfast accommodation in Berkshire after she refused to let them stay in a double room because of her religious views.
Posted: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:59
The separation of church and state proposed in Fiji's new constitution will not be challenged by the Diocese of Polynesia.
Posted: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:22
The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation has revealed that it has abandoned plans to introduce a global blasphemy law through the United Nations.