Posted: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:01
The National Secular Society has given its backing to one of the country's top state schools after it came under fire for upholding its policy of banning the niqab.
Posted: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:21
Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, the highest ranking Catholic to be investigated over child abuse, is now under house arrest at the Vatican pending a criminal trial following accusations of the sexual abuse of minors in the Dominican Republic.
Posted: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:33
Secularists and human rights campaigners have stepped up their calls for the Law Society to withdraw its controversial practice note on sharia succession rules.
Posted: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:28
Rip Off Britain, the BBC consumer rights programme which investigates viewers' stories of being ripped-off, this week covered chancel repair liability – an ancient law which can make homeowners liable for the upkeep of their local Anglican church.
Posted: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:17
Parents in Flintshire have complained of religious discrimination after it emerged that non-Catholics wouldn't be permitted to use a bus provided by the local authority to a Catholic faith school.
Posted: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:51
Luxembourg is considering a church tax as part of a range of possible measures to replace direct state funding for religious organisations.
Posted: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:33
Renewed calls have been made for a national debate about the requirement on schools to hold acts of collective worship. The calls came during an Education Committee evidence session on extremism in schools.
Posted: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:53
The National Secular Society has criticised a decision by Central Bedfordshire Council to reinstate a Christian registrar who was previously dismissed after refusing to conduct same-sex weddings.
Posted: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:13
Hundreds of thousands of German tax-payers are leaving their officially designated religions to avoid paying a 'church tax' levy on capital gains.
Posted: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:15
The National Secular Society has expressed concern that a school linked to a controversial Pentecostal Nigerian 'witch hunter' pastor is set to open in England.
Posted: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:13
Non-religious parents in St Albans have been told by the local authority that the only state education they can offer their children is at a faith school.
Posted: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:05
The Labour Party has revised its recently-adopted equality statement to cover non-religious people, having previously only referred to 'religion'.
Posted: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:03
Former MEP and NSS honorary associate Michael Cashman has been appointed to the House of Lords as a Labour peer.
Posted: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:50
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a call for evidence from individuals and organisations about how their religion or belief may have affected their experiences in the workplace and in using the services and...
Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:23
The National Secular Society has called on the Home Secretary to deny a controversial Pentecostal Nigerian 'witch hunter' pastor entry into the UK.
Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:51
A Christian lobby group is threatening the Government with a judicial review over its plans to introduce new standards for independent schools aimed at reinforcing equality and fundamental values.
Education secretary to cut public funding to nurseries promoting 'extremist views' – including creationism
Posted: Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:49
The Government has announced plans to cut public funding to nurseries that teach creationism as scientific fact or fail to promote 'British values', Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced.
Posted: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:42
The Education Department of Victoria has issued a directive clarifying rules on the Australian state's requirements on secular education which could limit the activities of outside religious groups.
Posted: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:10
The National Secular Society has backed Government plans to tackle religious extremism in schools by reinforcing principles of equality and fundamental values – but has argued that proposed new standards don't go far enough.
Posted: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:48
The first British clergyman to marry a same-sex partner has had a job offer as an NHS chaplain withdrawn after a Bishop revoked his permission to officiate.