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Calls for abolition of Irish blasphemy law following investigation of Stephen Fry

Calls for abolition of Irish blasphemy law following investigation of Stephen Fry

Posted: Mon, 08 May 2017

The National Secular Society has called for the repeal of Ireland's blasphemy law after Irish police dropped an investigation against Stephen Fry over a complaint of 'blasphemy' related to an interview aired in 2015.

NZ secularists file human rights case over religious education in schools

NZ secularists file human rights case over religious education in schools

Posted: Thu, 04 May 2017

The New Zealand Secular Education Network (SEN) has mounted a challenge over "religious bias" in the way the country's schools teach about religion.

Survey finds deeply regressive views of women among large majorities of Muslim men

Survey finds deeply regressive views of women among large majorities of Muslim men

Posted: Wed, 03 May 2017

A large-scale survey of views in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine has reported extensive anti-women views and widespread tolerance of domestic violence.

Dozens of speakers to attend major conference on secularism and freedom of expression

Dozens of speakers to attend major conference on secularism and freedom of expression

Posted: Tue, 02 May 2017

Dozens of speakers are confirmed to address the upcoming 'Free Expression & Conscience' conference, including many honorary associates of the National Secular Society.

Death sentence for Saudi ‘apostate’ amid surge of violence against atheists across Islamic world

Death sentence for Saudi ‘apostate’ amid surge of violence against atheists across Islamic world

Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2017

A Saudi trial based "heavily on Koranic law" has resulted in a death sentence for a 'mentally ill' man who denounced the Islamic 'prophet' Mohammed.

Calls to boost integration after claims Muslim children can grow up without meeting non-Muslims

Calls to boost integration after claims Muslim children can grow up without meeting non-Muslims

Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2017

The National Secular Society has accused the Government of dividing communities with the push to open new faith schools, ahead of a new report on religious and racial segregation in Birmingham.

Foreign Office urges Russia to uphold human rights after Jehovah’s Witnesses ruling

Foreign Office urges Russia to uphold human rights after Jehovah’s Witnesses ruling

Posted: Mon, 24 Apr 2017

The Foreign Office has condemned a decision by the Russian Supreme Court to label Jehovah's Witnesses "extremists."

New call for mandatory reporting after Catholic Church in Australia admits “devastating” scale of child abuse

New call for mandatory reporting after Catholic Church in Australia admits “devastating” scale of child abuse

Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 2017

Five secularist organisations, including the NSS, have called for the Catholic Church to take real action to ensure justice for victims of clerical child abuse.

Ireland sees 73% increase in number of non-believers

Ireland sees 73% increase in number of non-believers

Posted: Thu, 06 Apr 2017

Census figures released by the Irish Central Statistics Office show a huge increase in the number of non-believers, as the number of self-identified Catholics continued to drop.

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