Posted: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:50
A High Court judge has ruled against a devout Muslim who wanted his children circumcised, concluding that the boys should be able to make the choice themselves.
Posted: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:53
Ofsted have written a scathing criticism of an independent orthodox Jewish school which has a policy of not referencing "evolution or prehistoric events" that would "predate the creation of the world 5776 years ago".
Posted: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:47
A Kuwaiti philosopher was questioned over blasphemy charges after she said that religion and politics should be separate and that placing the Koran above the constitution was "undoing" democracy.
Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:23
A new report by the Sutton Trust has revealed how the most socially selective schools are likely to be faith schools using oversubscription criteria to select disproportionately wealthy pupils.
Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:03
The National Secular Society has reiterated its support for improved religion and belief education in schools but warned that concerns over poor 'religious literacy' are being used as a Trojan horse to elevate religion's status in public life.
Posted: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:13
Muslim women in India are campaigning to ban 'triple talaq', the legally-recognised way in which a Muslim man can unilaterally divorce his wife, and they have taken their case to India's Supreme Court.
Posted: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:20
The Danish Atheist Society has launched a bus advert campaign and website to show Danish citizens how to withdraw from the Church of Denmark and avoid the Church tax levied on members.
Posted: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:45
The NSS has warned that state support for faith schools is fuelling the separatism that creates the "chasm" between British Muslims and the rest of the population, highlighted in a new poll on Muslim attitudes.
Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:58
The Spanish government has announced plans for a massive taxpayer-funded Islamic religious education programme which will promote 'moderate' Islam in schools to tackle Islamic extremism.
Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:00
A Pentecostal Christian accused of "harassment and bullying" against a junior colleague has had her appeal against an employment tribunal ruling dismissed.
Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:41
The founding chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on religious education has warned that the group has been taken-over by religious "fundamentalists".
Posted: Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:25
The National Secular Society has called on the Regional Schools Commissioner for the North of England to oppose plans for a Church of England takeover of four Newcastle schools.
Posted: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 06:35
The National Secular Society will today launch a new app that will allow Radio 4 listeners to avoid Thought for the Day when listening to the BBC's Today programme.
Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:13
Lancashire County Council has come under fire from the Church of England over plans to remove transport subsidies for children attending faith schools.
Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:50
The NSS has urged the Government to fix the date for the Easter public holiday – warning that religious consensus is likely to take decades and may even be impossible.
Posted: Sat, 19 Mar 2016 15:50
The National Secular Society has awarded the annual Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year to Educate Together, an educational charity which runs equality-based, inclusive schools.
Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:56
Plans to protect women and promote gender equality in Pakistan and Nigeria have generated a huge religious backlash – with Muslim and Christian senators saying the Nigerian law was an attack on religion.
Posted: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 13:12
A report by Ian Elliott, an expert in child safeguarding, has found "repeated failures" by clergy and bishops in the Church of England to deal with reports by survivors of child abuse.
Posted: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:30
A new report on identity and immigration has found that nearly half of England's population support legal limits on free speech when religion is concerned, and that support for free speech has fallen significantly.
Posted: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:22
The UK National Secular Society has congratulated the founders of a new organisation to promote public understanding of secularism in the Pacific Islands.