Posted: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:08
During a debate introducing the Sex and Relationships Education (Curriculum) Bill to parliament this week, Conservative MP Philip Davies blamed "sex education fanatics" for a rise in unwanted pregnancies since the 1970s, and called for "less sex education, or even better, none".
Posted: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:21
The National Secular Society has welcomed new government measures announced yesterday to crackdown on the practice of female genital mutilation.
Posted: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:56
The National Union of Students' National Executive Committee has rejected a motion condemning the Islamic State and endorsing solidarity with the Kurds and Iraqi people after opponents branded it "Islamophobic".
Posted: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:06
A school placed in special measures following the Birmingham 'Trojan Horse' affair has received 100 letters from parents requesting that their children be withdrawn from collective worship, it has emerged.
Posted: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:36
Ofsted has denied claims that it acted inappropriately after an association of Orthodox schools accused it of leaving young girls "traumatised" following a school inspection.
Posted: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:45
A Christian academic has called for special "conscience clauses" for Christians in laws of which they do not approve.
Posted: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:10
Secularists have criticised new NHS England chaplaincy guidelines for failing to adequately recognise the needs of patients who do not identify with a religious faith.
Posted: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:58
Liberal Democrats have voted in support of a motion to abolish compulsory worship in schools and to end religious discrimination against teachers in faith schools.
Posted: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:09
As the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta approaches, has the time come for the UK to have a codified constitution? And if so, what form should it take?
Posted: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:14
Secular lawyers have called for a separation of the Church of England from judicial affairs after judges marked the start of the legal year with an Anglican service.
Posted: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:56
Tower Hamlets has denied newspaper claims that a Trojan Horse '2' is soon to be uncovered in the East London Borough.
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.