Posted: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:16
The American Humanist Association has filed a lawsuit in Colorado to challenge 'Operation Christmas Child', an evangelical charity scheme, being promoted by public schools.
Posted: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:38
Exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, who lives under constant protection, has told AFP that Islamic fundamentalism has destroyed Bangladeshi society.
Posted: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:24
Testimony from Muslim women has been published by the Home Affairs Committee as part of their investigation into sharia, while activists have warned that its approach so far has favoured those who support sharia councils.
Posted: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:28
Almost two-thirds of Jewish children in Britain attend Jewish faith schools, the majority of which are "strictly Orthodox", according to new research.
Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:12
The Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) has upheld several complaints against a "Certificate of Catholic Practice" (CCP) required for school admissions.
Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:03
A senior Hackney Council education official has admitted that there are more illegally operating schools in the borough than legal ones.
Posted: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:59
The National Audit Office has been asked to scrutinise the significant sums of public money that the Government has handed out to wealthy religious organisations.
Posted: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:40
A Church of England multi-academy trust is set to close the only non-faith school under its control.
Posted: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:14
After criticising itself for devoting too much of its religious broadcasting to Christianity, the BBC is to consider increasing its religious broadcasting to allow more time for minority faiths.
Posted: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:19
A debate in the House of Commons on the role of faith and grammar schools saw MPs quiz the Government over its plans to remove the 50% cap on faith-based selection to new faith-based free schools.
Posted: Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:21
Ofsted is set to appeal a High Court ruling that gender segregation by an Islamic state school is not discriminatory.
Posted: Tue, 08 Nov 2016 13:17
A Church of England faith school in Heysham is considering changing its admissions policy to require parents to attend church for a much longer period to help secure a school place for their child.
Posted: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:37
The latest wave of free school applications includes proposals for seven new Hindu schools.
Posted: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:26
Campaigners in Scotland have agreed to "pause" their legal action on religious observance in Scottish schools, pending a consultation by the Scottish Government.
Posted: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:21
The senior lawyer tasked with reviewing the Government's legislation on counter-extremism has strongly criticised draft plans for tackling "non-violent extremism".
Posted: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:48
Parents should be encouraged to place pupils in "diverse schools" to help tackle growing ethnic segregation, a major report has warned.
Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:58
The National Secular Society has written an open letter to British Gymnastics calling on the body to reverse the two month suspension given to athlete Louis Smith for mocking Islam.
Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:32
A newly commissioned portrait bust of Charles Bradlaugh has been unveiled in Portcullis House, at a reception attended by parliamentarians and members of the National Secular Society (NSS).
Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:03
The education secretary's power to relax faith school admissions without parliamentary approval or scrutiny reveals a disturbing democratic deficit, the National Secular Society has warned.
Posted: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:07
The author Taslima Nasreen, an honorary associate of the National Secular Society, has called on India to embrace a new Uniform Civil Code which would abolish religious personal laws for minority groups.