Posted: Wed, 09 Mar 2016 12:16
Four non-religious schools are to be merged with a CofE primary under a single academy trust controlled by the Church of England, in a move described as a "takeover".
Posted: Tue, 08 Mar 2016 13:25
Senior Vatican officials are facing investigation in France over the "non-reporting of crime" and endangering lives, following allegations that clerical sex abuse was not reported to the police.
Posted: Fri, 04 Mar 2016 11:40
Naz Shah MP has told Bradford Council that they are in "denial" over unregistered religious schools that are operating illegally.
Posted: Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:57
An influential British imam has praised the killer of the former governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer, who was murdered in Pakistan in 2011 after calling for reform of the country's blasphemy laws.
Posted: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:47
A report into the influence of religion in Scottish law has said that Scotland's education system is out-of-step with society, despite progress in other areas in establishing rights for the non-religious.
Posted: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 13:46
An 81 year old holocaust survivor is suing El Al airlines after she was asked to move seats because an ultra-Orthodox male passenger said he would not sit next to a woman.
Posted: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:38
A student-led free speech campaign supported by the counter-extremism think tank Quilliam is urging for reform of campus debate, as the NUS faces calls from secularists and ex-Muslims to revise 'safe space' policies.
Posted: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:25
A report from the Muslim Women's Network (MWNUK) has called for greater efforts to promote women's legal rights, warning that some Muslim men are using marriage and divorce as a "psychological tool against women".
Posted: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:54
The National Secular Society has warned that the Church's inquiry into their handling of the Bishop Peter Ball sex abuse case could leave significant questions unanswered.
Welby says separation of church and state “would not be a disaster”, admits establishment has been abused
Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:08
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that while he is opposed to the disestablishment of the Church of England, the separation of church and state would not be a disaster for the Anglican Church.
Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:01
A report leaked to the Guardian has exposed extraordinary risks taken with the health of female patients by forcing them to undergo unsafe miscarriages.
Posted: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 13:55
The National Secular Society has strongly criticised Pope Francis' call for bishops who moved paedophile priests between parishes to resign and warned that this does not go nearly far enough.
Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2016 11:19
The NSS has warned that publicly funded schools shouldn't be used for evangelism after a report from the Church of England stressed an "urgent need to focus on children, young people and their parents".
Posted: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 14:04
A liberal international Catholic group has criticised the Pope for misrepresenting secularism in a joint declaration he issued with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2016 14:22
Stephen Lowe, the former Anglican Bishop of Hulme, has criticised the Church of England's tweet offering prayers for Richard Dawkins following the professor's stroke.
Posted: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 13:37
The National Secular Society is extremely saddened to report the passing of Lord Avebury who has died peacefully at his home in Camberwell, south London, surrounded by his family. He was 87.
Posted: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:40
The National Secular Society has expressed its concern over guidelines for newly appointed bishops published by the Vatican which state that bishops do not always need to report clerical sex abuse to the authorities.
Posted: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:20
A local councillor has called on Ross-on-Wye town council to move away from religious events and to embrace inclusive, secular ceremonies – warning that current arrangements alienate non-Christians.
Government praises “spiritual insight” of bishops in response to petition calling for their removal from the Lords
Posted: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:55
The Government has said that changes to the Lords are "important" but that the position of the bishops in the Upper House is not a "priority", in response to a petition calling for the removal of 26 bishops from the House of Lords.
Posted: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:58
Plans in Georgia to pass an anti-blasphemy measure with punitive fines for 'offences' have drawn criticism from a non-Orthodox bishop, and from an MP of the ruling coalition.