Posted: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:47
Education Secretary Michael Gove has applied to intervene in a judicial review considering the legality of a new Catholic school proposed for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Posted: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 06:57
Italy's Council of State rejected a decree this week aimed at ending an historic tax exemption for the Catholic Church, reigniting a heated debate which is being closely followed by EU watchdogs.
Posted: Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:57
A new opinion poll conducted among 16,000 people in 12 Arab countries shows that only 19 per cent consider themselves to be "profoundly religious".
Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:52
Northumberland Country Council has agreed to reconsider its policy of segregating children by religion on its school buses.
Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:45
According to the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE), a third of secondary schools in England and Wales are not meeting legal requirements for teaching religious education.
Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:00
Scandals and misjudgements in the Catholic Church in Belgium have resulted in a rise in the number of people seeking debaptism.
Secularist students kicked out of Freshers’ Fayre for offending Muslims with pineapple labelled Mohammed
Posted: Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:17
Students from the University of Reading Atheist, Humanist, and Secularist Society (RAHS) were forced to leave the Freshers' Fayre this week after they labelled a pineapple "Mohammed" and put it on their stall.
Posted: Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:07
The National Trust has amended an exhibit at its Giant's Causeway visitor centre which gave credence to the creationist perspective that the earth was created around 6000 years ago.
Posted: Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:15
Leaders of some West African churches in the UK are pressuring patients infected with HIV to stop taking medication and instead trust in prayer and faith healing.
Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:33
Northumberland County Council has introduced a new policy for school buses in which Catholic children get a free (and separate) bus to the local Catholic schools while non-Catholics attending the same schools have to pay (and go on another bus).
Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:22
A large-scale study of Swiss attitudes to religion has been carried out by the University of Lausanne. They discovered the same trends of secularisation occurring in Switzerland as in the rest of Europe.
Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:15
French Interior Minister Manuel Valls has warned foreign Islamists who do not respect the country's secular traditions or who threaten security at home or abroad that they will be expelled.
Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:56
A man in Greece has been charged with blasphemy after he made fun of a revered monk on his Facebook page. It is thought the arrest was brought due to agitation from the right-wing Golden Dawn political party.
Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:40
A poll of 2,010 Britons, carried out by Angus Reid Public Opinion shows that only 17% say they believe that God created human beings in their present form within the last 10,000 years.
Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:36
A Christian activist who handed out leaflets at a Tesco store criticising the company for sponsoring the 2012 World Gay Pride event has had all charges against him dismissed at Dartford Magistrates Court this week.
Posted: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:36
Concerns have been raised by the National Secular Society that the UK's stance on free speech could be compromised by an agreement signed at the United Nations between this country and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC).
Posted: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:18
Germany's top administrative court has supported last week's decree from the country's Catholic bishops that Catholics who opt out of paying religious taxes must automatically leave the church as well.
Posted: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:53
The National Secular Society's "Secularism 2012" conference — held in London last Saturday — was pronounced an outstanding success by delegates from all over the country and around the world.
Posted: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 11:40
On the heels of claims from the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles that Britain is a Christian nation and that the Government intends to find a greater role for religion in policy-making, come two large-scale polls showing that our country is not, by any stretch of the imagination, religious.
Posted: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:29
The Centre for Inquiry made the following joint statement with the International Humanist and Ethical Union at the UN Human Rights Council on 14 September, just before the present rioting began over the "Innocence of Muslims" film.