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Leaders claim freedom of religion is unaffected after Samoa becomes a “Christian state”

Leaders claim freedom of religion is unaffected after Samoa becomes a “Christian state”

Posted: Thu, 15 Jun 2017

The island nation Samoa has amended its constitution to proclaim itself a "Christian state".

NSS mourns the loss of former president David Tribe

NSS mourns the loss of former president David Tribe

Posted: Thu, 01 Jun 2017

David Tribe, a President of the National Secular Society from 1963 to 1971, has died in Australia at the age of 86.

Parliamentary candidates offer support for faith schools, non-stun animal slaughter and circumcision

Parliamentary candidates offer support for faith schools, non-stun animal slaughter and circumcision

Posted: Wed, 31 May 2017

The National Secular Society has criticised prospective MPs for offering their support to non-therapeutic male circumcision, religious slaughter of animals without stunning, and faith schools.

‘Moderate’ Indonesia launches anti-gay police taskforce after public caning of two men

‘Moderate’ Indonesia launches anti-gay police taskforce after public caning of two men

Posted: Fri, 26 May 2017

Indonesia's police are to launch a new crackdown on gay people, following a brutal public caning and the mass arrest of 140 gay men at a party.

Doctor faces private prosecution for circumcising baby boy without the mother’s consent

Doctor faces private prosecution for circumcising baby boy without the mother’s consent

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017

A doctor is facing a private prosecution for assault after he circumcised a boy without the mother's consent.

Four religious representatives appointed to Hebrides education committee

Four religious representatives appointed to Hebrides education committee

Posted: Thu, 18 May 2017

The Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the local authority for the Hebrides, has appointed four religious figures to its education committee, as it is required to do by law.

Belgium’s Wallooon region to end slaughter of animals without pre-stunning

Belgium’s Wallooon region to end slaughter of animals without pre-stunning

Posted: Thu, 11 May 2017

A committee of the Walloon Parliament has voted to ban the slaughter of animals without pre-stunning, a move welcomed by secularists and animal rights campaigners.

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