Posted: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 10:38
The National Secular Society has criticised the latest wave of taxpayer funding for cathedrals, after the Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced £14.5 million for repairs.
Posted: Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:49
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin has been told by the prosecutor that he will not face charges following allegations that he had failed to report suspicions of child abuse by a priest under his control, as is required by French law.
Posted: Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:05
Former Solicitor General Vera Baird QC, the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, considers that compulsory PSHE in primary schools is "key" to tackling "sexual exploitation" and child abuse.
Posted: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:50
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the Johnson Amendment, a law which prevents tax-exempt organisations from endorsing political candidates.
Posted: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:27
Two councils have lost a high court battle against the decision to have a Sikh faith school situated in the small village of Stoke Poges.
Posted: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:57
An independent review into Kendall house, a children's home run by the Church of England, has reported "harrowing" findings where girls were sedated and abused.
Posted: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:41
Security minister Karen Bradley MP has faced strong criticism in a letter from the Defend Free Speech coalition, following her appearance before the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
Posted: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:13
The National Secular Society is calling on the new government to legislate to outlaw caste discrimination, as directed by Parliament and the United Nations.
Posted: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:49
The Church of England is planning to bid for control of more than one quarter of the new free schools announced by the Government.
Posted: Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:48
Campaign groups and human rights activists have signed an open letter to Theresa May warning that the Home Secretary's sharia review will "do nothing" to address sharia councils' discrimination against women.
Posted: Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:15
The National Secular Society is pleased to announce that secularist campaigner Raheel Raza will be speaking at our September conference 'Secularism 2016 – living better together'.
Posted: Mon, 04 Jul 2016 13:54
Irish parents demonstrated over the weekend for reform to the country's school admissions – in an education landscape still dominated by the Catholic Church.
Posted: Mon, 04 Jul 2016 10:52
The National Secular Society has called on the Government to reform a charity aid scheme to ensure that all charities, including secular ones, can access the scheme and benefit equally.
Posted: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:19
The Government has been challenged in the House of Lords over its approach to the inclusion of non-religious worldviews in religious education.
Posted: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:31
Secularists have urged the General Pharmaceutical Council to ensure that pharmacists set aside their personal religious beliefs if they conflict with a patient's medical needs.
Posted: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:12
The Home Affairs Committee has announced the launch of its own inquiry into Sharia councils in the UK, following the start of a Government review back in May.
Posted: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:39
Reading Borough Council has opened a consultation on a proposal to end taxpayer funding for parents who opt to send their children to faith schools even though a nearer school is available.
Posted: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:20
The NSS has written to the Department for Education over concerns that the Church of England is using academisation to strengthen its influence in schools – over the objections of school governors.
Open letter to Education Secretary: Government must respect children’s rights and abolish collective worship requirement
Posted: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:49
Thirty campaigners, including academics, MPs, peers and educators, have called on the Government to abolish the law requiring Christian worship in English schools, following criticism of the practice from the UN.
Posted: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:54
The European Commission has called for inclusive education to help tackle radicalisation across the continent.