Posted: Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:00
First Vice-President Frans Timmermans of the European Commission has said that tackling anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic violence is critical to Europe's future.
Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:10
The National Secular Society has written to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan objecting to plans to close down a non-religiously designated academy – leaving pupils with no option other than to attend a faith school.
Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:57
Doctor Antony Lempert of the Secular Medical Forum (SMF) has strongly criticised an NHS Trust for advertising a "Spiritual Healer" post to work with breast cancer patients.
Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:04
A Muslim activist has boasted of plans to ban criticism of Islam, days before his organisation is due to appear at the SNP conference.
Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:44
The Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network (WHRIN) has warned of the "phenomenal" growth of churches in the UK that "promote the idea that children can be witches".
Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:50
Jewish and Muslim groups have claimed victory after the Council of Europe 'retreated' over a proposed ban on male circumcision and instead recommended that it only be performed by trained individuals.
Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2015 11:07
Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans for Ofsted to inspect madrassas and other supplementary religious schools and to close down those that preach "hate".
Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:12
Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Gloucester and Lewes, has been sentenced to 32 months in prison after pleading guilty to offences against 18 teenagers and young men – allegations Ball denied for over twenty years.
Posted: Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:57
The National Secular Society and the Christian Institute have joined together to launch a new campaign, Defend Free Speech, in opposition to proposed 'Extremism Disruption Orders'.
National Secular Society calls for integrated education at EU colloquium on combatting religious hatred
Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:29
The National Secular Society has spoken out at a meeting of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on religious intolerance to call for integrated schools that promote citizenship and human rights.
Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:08
Parents on the Isle of Wight face being forced to accept places at religious schools for their children after plans were announced to close the only non-denominational primary school in the area.
Posted: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:05
Plans to set up a "religious pressure group" featuring creationist MSPs in the Scottish Parliament have come under fire from non-believers and minority faith groups.
Posted: Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:02
The US-based Centre for Inquiry (CFI) has launched a new website for their campaign to promote and defend free expression, in time to celebrate International Blasphemy Rights Day.
Posted: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:40
The National Secular Society has welcomed Warwick Student Union's decision to host secular campaigner Maryam Namazie. The Union reversed their ban on her speaking following huge public pressure.
Posted: Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:35
Maryam Namazie has been blocked from speaking to the Warwick Atheists, Secularists and Humanists' Society after the Student Union said the ex-Muslim campaigner could 'insult' religion.
Posted: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:39
The National Secular Society has backed calls for BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day slot to be converted into a "philosophy slot", open to non-believers and believers alike.
Posted: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 16:19
Secular writers are defiant after Bangladeshi Islamists stepped up their campaign of murders with a global death list.
Calls for Government to outlaw caste discrimination after tribunal rules in favour of victim kept in “domestic servitude”
Posted: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:56
A victim's charity has slammed Government inaction on caste discrimination, following an Employment Tribunal awarding nearly £200,000 to a woman who worked for four and a half years in horrendous conditions.
Catholic Church criticised at UN Human Rights Council over continued failure to address child sex abuse
Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 19:32
The Catholic Church has been strongly criticised at the UN Human Rights Council for obstructing disclosure of child abuse and payment of victims' compensation.
Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:07
A Sixth Form student has started a campaign against collective worship in Northern Ireland, from which pupils currently have no right to withdraw without parental consent.