Posted: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:15
The National Secular Society has welcomed moves to make sex and relationship education statutory, but urged the Government to rethink de facto exemptions for faith schools.
Posted: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:15
Local authority schools in Brent have been freed from the requirement to hold a daily act of Christian worship, after the council decided to promote a more inclusive approach.
Posted: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:16
The Sunday Times has reported on allegations of two new cases of attempts to foist a strict Islamic ethos on non-religious state schools.
Posted: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:45
Local campaigners have accused Lewis council of "blinding inconsistencies and contradictions" after it declined £11,400 to fund the opening of a sports centre on the Sabbath.
Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:47
The Supreme Court of the state of Washington has unanimously ruled that a florist cannot discriminate against same-sex couples, in a ruling welcomed by American secularists.
Posted: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:40
The Family Division of the High Court has ruled against a man who claimed his marriage could only be dissolved under sharia, and that his wife must travel to Pakistan for a divorce.
Posted: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:07
Hackney has launched a consultation into the safety of pupils and the quality of education in unregistered schools following scrutiny from the NSS and critical media reports.
Posted: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:17
The National Secular Society has announced the names of six candidates on the shortlist for the Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year.
Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:10
The National Secular Society has recommended the removal of the Bishops' Bench to a parliamentary inquiry into how to reduce the size of the bloated House of Lords.
Posted: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:03
An employment tribunal has found that London Underground did not discriminate against an employee by denying him five weeks off work to attend religious festivals.
Posted: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:59
Plans for a new 'super school' in Bala to have a religious designation have been shelved following widespread opposition to the proposal.
Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:08
Every pupil should have the same basic entitlement to non-partisan education about religion and belief, the National Secular Society has said in a submission to the Commission on Religious Education.
Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:07
University administrations are becoming increasingly "censorious", with 43% of universities censoring speech that might "offend" religious people, according to online magazine Spiked.
Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00
Actor Liam Neeson has released a video message calling for more integrated schools in Northern Ireland.
Posted: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:38
Americans United for Separation of Church and State has said it is disappointed after the Senate narrowly voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education.
Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:43
Pupils from Muslim backgrounds outnumber those from Christian families in more than 30 Church of England faith schools, according to a report in the Times.
Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:02
President Trump has promised to fulfil a campaign pledge to abolish the Johnson Amendment, which prevents tax-exempt organisations, including churches, from partisan political activity.
Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:41
The National Secular Society is pleased to announce that this year's Secularist of the Year award will be presented by journalist and writer Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.
Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:31
The NSS has warned Powys Council that significant numbers of non-religious parents and young people will be disadvantaged under plans to replace existing schools with a faith school.
Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:24
A judge has declined a transgender father's request for contact to see her five children, reluctantly concluding that the children could not escape the adult reaction to their relationship.