Posted: Tue, 15 May 2012 13:17
Damian Thompson, high profile Catholic and editor of the Daily Telegraph's blog section, accidentally tweeted over the weekend that he was told it would be OK for Catholic schools to oppose same-sex marriage at a dinner party attended by Education Secretary Michael Gove.
Posted: Tue, 15 May 2012 12:59
The Government has gone ahead with its plan to send a free copy of the King James Bible to every state-sponsored primary and secondary school in the country.
Posted: Tue, 15 May 2012 09:56
The Catholic Church and other right-wing groups in France have given notice that they intend to resist the newly-elected President's progressive social agenda.
Posted: Tue, 15 May 2012 00:03
The National Secular Society says that the Queen's or any future Monarch's role as Supreme Governor of the Church of England is unsustainable – despite the results of a new poll showing that 79% of British adults think that the Queen still has an important "faith role".
Posted: Fri, 11 May 2012 11:15
Cheshire East is the latest council to axe free or subsidised transport to faith schools. The council took the decision despite fierce opposition from Catholic families who said they were being 'discriminated' against.
Posted: Thu, 10 May 2012 11:49
A British TV channel that broadcast a talk saying it is acceptable to murder someone who has shown disrespect to the prophet Muhammad is facing a heavy fine or potential closure by Ofcom.
Posted: Thu, 10 May 2012 11:47
Kuwait's parliament has passed a bill authorizing the death penalty for Muslims who curse their god, the Qu'ran, its prophets and the wives of Mohammed.
Posted: Wed, 09 May 2012 11:32
The Welsh Government has written to Catholic schools in Wales to warn them that they may be breaking the law in encouraging pupils to oppose equal marriage for LGBT people.
Posted: Fri, 04 May 2012 13:39
A survey by The Sunday Telegraph has found that 40 councils have recently decided to drop, or "water down" the practice of saying prayers, with more considering doing so.
Posted: Fri, 04 May 2012 09:31
The National Secular Society has called on the Northern Ireland Justice Minister to launch an investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church.
Posted: Wed, 02 May 2012 06:35
Dr David Drew, the latest Christian to claim victimisation in the workplace has had his case for religious discrimination dismissed by an employment tribunal in Birmingham.
Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:37
The National Secular Society has challenged a London council over its failure to consult properly about proposals to close a community school in order to amalgamate it with a Church school.
Posted: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 09:07
The Department for Education has announced that it will investigate complaints that rules were breached when Catholic schools were asked to encourage their pupils to sign a national petition against gay marriage.
Posted: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:25
The lower house of the Irish Parliament has rejected a private member's bill to ease the Republic's abortion laws. In a vote of 109 to 20, the Dáil rejected the bill brought by Clare Daly of the opposition Socialist Party that would permit "termination of pregnancy where a real and substantial risk to the life of the pregnant woman exists."
Posted: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 14:20
Gideons International has offered commemorative editions of the New Testament and Psalms to the Scottish police forces for them to give out to their employees ahead of an amalgamation of the forces.
Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:27
A claim of religious discrimination was so ridiculous that it was thrown out of an employment tribunal this week before the hearing even got under way.
Posted: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:29
The Catholic Education Service (CES) has been accused of abusing its authority by contacting Catholic schools asking them to tell pupils about a political campaign against equal marriage legislation for LGBT people.
Posted: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:20
The suggestion from the House of Lords Reform Committee that representatives from "all major faiths" should be appointed to a reformed second chamber will not create the intended diversity but risks turning the Upper House into a religious battleground.
Posted: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:27
All but one of the leading future mayoral hopefuls in London declared or implied that they had no religious faith at a meeting of Christians last week. Nevertheless, present mayoral incumbent Boris Johnson told the hustings that a "secularist agenda was at risk of bringing about perverse results" in society.
Posted: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:10
Belief in God is declining gradually worldwide, with faith highest among older people, a report released by the University of Chicago on Wednesday found.