Posted: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:43
The people of the Swiss canton of Ticino, which lies in the South on the Italian border, are to vote in a referendum on Sunday on whether to ban face coverings.
Posted: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:01
The Derby Telegraph is reporting that a Muslim free school that was set up as being "based on Muslim principles, but not as a Muslim school" is now demanding that women teachers sign new contracts obliging them to wear hijabs — whether they are Muslim or not.
Posted: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:23
Thurrock Council in Essex is the latest to decide that it will no longer fund transport for pupils attending faith schools. Last year it spent £480,000 transporting children to religious schools outside their catchment areas.
Posted: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:07
The National Secular Society has expressed concern over a court's decision to allow a Muslim woman to stand trial wearing a full-face veil, only needing to remove it while giving evidence.
Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 13:20
A Moroccan Christian man has been jailed for two-and-a-half years and fined for evangelising.
Posted: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:08
Local councillors in Harrow and Hertsmere in Hertfordshire have approved plans to erect a Jewish aerial boundary spanning the two neighbouring boroughs.
Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:27
Birmingham Metropolitan College, which earlier this week issued a ban on all face coverings on college premises, has now modified the policy to permit the wearing of niqabs or Muslim face veils.
Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:33
A campaign by secularists in Gibraltar to allow students to opt out of religious education appears to have succeeded.
Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:36
A large scale poll has revealed a dramatic decline in Christianity among young people and an equally striking rise in the numbers adhering to Islam in the same age group.
Posted: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:55
Fiji's new constitution — which was ratified on 6 September 2013 — may be secular but it "falls far short of international standards of human rights law," says Amnesty International.
Posted: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:08
The French Education has unveiled the controversial secularism charter which is to be displayed in a prominent position in every school to remind pupils and teachers of the country's secular, Republican principles.
Posted: Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:21
The Charity Commission has begun a statutory investigation into "a number of serious concerns" relating to an evangelical church with headquarters in the UK.
Posted: Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:05
Recent research from the RE Council has shown that the number of students taking Religious Studies GCSE has fallen for the first time in 18 years.
Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:25
The Pope has promised Jewish and Muslim leaders in Poland that he will do his best to overturn the ban on religious slaughter that was agreed by the Polish Constitutional Court in January.
Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 13:31
The media regulator Ofcom has imposed fines on two Islamic satellite TV channels for hatemongering.
Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 13:07
The Edinburgh Secular Society has published a report which reveals the increasing levels of religious proselytisation and evangelisation in Scottish schools.
Posted: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:57
The Office of the Schools Adjudicator has rejected a complaint concerning a non-religiously designated academy in Solihull that gave priority in admissions to pupils from a religiously selective 'faith school'.
Posted: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:58
Christian Guide leaders in Harrogate have backed down after initially refusing to introduce the new secular Promise.
Posted: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:27
A new report from the Runnymede Trust entitled The New Muslims says it "seeks to challenge dominant representations of Muslims in Britain by gathering the views and insights of researchers."
Posted: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:17
French Education Minister Vincent Peillon announced on Monday a plan to post a "secularism charter in every [educational] establishment" by the end of September.