Posted: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:52
The small German magazine Titanic is being prosecuted by the Pope over the cover of its latest edition which satirises the "Vatileaks" scandal.
Posted: Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:44
New research in the USA shows that Jehovah's Witnesses who refuse blood transfusions recover from heart surgery faster and with fewer complications than those who have transfusions.
Posted: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 14:32
Forty Sikh militants in Kembrey Park in Wiltshire locked themselves inside a local temple last Saturday to stop a Sikh woman marrying a Christian man of West African background.
Posted: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:21
The National Trust has come under fire for including an exhibit in the new Giants' Causeway Visitors' Centre acknowledging the creationist view of how the world-famous stones were formed.
Posted: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:06
Parents, doctors and researchers in Calgary have launched a fight to overturn a Catholic School District's ban on vaccinations for girls against the human papilloma virus (HPV).
Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2012 09:53
Teachers at a community school threatened with amalgamation with a religious school are to stage a one day strike in protest over the plans.
Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:10
Church of England Bishops will retain reserved seats in the House of Lords according to proposals published today by the Deputy Prime Minister.
Posted: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:59
The National Secular Society has welcomed an announcement from Edinburgh City Council that new ten minute "Pause for Reflection" sessions will be held before council meetings in place of prayers during them.
Posted: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:07
The Church of England's failure to distinguish between social, religious and legal institutions of marriage "confuses the issues" according to a legal opinion obtained by the National Secular Society about the Church's controversial response to the Government's consultation on equal marriage. The consultation has just closed.
Posted: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:56
The GP Dr Richard Scott who was disciplined by the General Medical Council for distressing one of his patients by trying to persuade him to change his religion has said that he intends to continue with his proselytising activities.
Posted: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:09
A father of four from Toowoomba in Australia has won a High Court action challenging the Australian government's funding of a school chaplaincy programme.
Posted: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:19
The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has written to the Catholic Education Service (CES) to express concern that it has blurred the distinction between discussing matters of faith and promoting partisan political views.
Posted: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 11:36
A man in Boston, Lincolnshire has been warned by the police that if he puts up a small poster in his window that says "religions are fairy stories for adults" he could face arrest. Meanwhile, in Poland a popular singer known as Doda has lost an appeal over "offending the religious feelings".
Posted: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:13
A Margate GP who was accused of distressing one of his patients by inappropriately trying to evangelise him has received a warning from the General Medical Council (GMC). If any further complaints are made about him, he risks being struck off the medical register.
Posted: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:50
As part of a recent refurbishment of Haycombe Crematorium, Bath & North East Somerset Council removed a prominent window with a Christian cross etched on it and replaced it with plain glass. This was an effort to make clear that the building was for the use of the whole community, not just Christians.
NSS condemns Church of England’s gay marriage response as poll reveals majority of religious people are in favour of same-sex marriage
Posted: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:57
A poll of more than 2,000 people conducted by YouGov for the Stonewall gay rights group has revealed that three in five people who define themselves as religious support government plans to extend civil marriage to same-sex couples, despite an hysterical campaign against the proposal by some religious leaders.
Posted: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:05
Woking Borough Council in Surrey is to consider extending its policy of offering free parking to churchgoers to include those attending places of worship of other religions.
Posted: Fri, 08 Jun 2012 22:04
NSS President Terry Sanderson, and Executive Director Keith Porteous Wood, both argued the case that 'This House believes bishops have no place in Government' in a formal debate at Durham Union Society.
Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 15:38
A Dundee college that claims to promote multiculturalism has been accused by its former principal of sacking him because he is not an Arab Muslim.
Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 15:23
The leader of West Lindsey District Council in Lincolnshire has come under heavy fire from the religious establishment in the town – and some of his fellow councillors – for saying that he would "heartily cheer" when council prayers were outlawed.