Inclusion of trans pupils violates religious rights, claim parents

Posted: Thu, 14 Sep 2017

Two parents have withdrawn their son from a Church of England primary school after it allowed a student to wear a girl's uniform. Read More »

NSS welcomes Conway Hall launch of 'Victorian Blogging' project

Posted: Wed, 06 Sep 2017

The National Secular Society has welcomed a new project from Conway Hall which will highlight the work of Victorian radicals on major issues of the 19th century, including secularism. Read More »

How a teacher and a Virgin Mary statue drew attention to religious bias in the Irish education system

Posted: Fri, 01 Sep 2017

A humanist teacher who objected to a statue of the virgin Mary being displayed at a state-funded school with a "religious ethos" in Ireland has lost a claim of discrimination at a Workplace Relations Commission hearing. Read More »

NSS criticises Chinese crackdown on religious freedom

Posted: Thu, 31 Aug 2017

The National Secular Society has joined Amnesty International in condemning the Chinese government's crackdown on religious freedom. Read More »

Same-sex marriages need not be recognised in NI, court rules

Posted: Fri, 18 Aug 2017

The High Court has ruled that same-sex marriages which are entered into in England do not need to be recognised in Northern Ireland. Read More »

Caught between Hindu and Buddhist nationalists: Rohingya Muslims face expulsion

Posted: Thu, 17 Aug 2017

The Indian government plans to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the country to Myanmar after labelling them all illegal immigrants. Read More »

NSS calls for ban on ‘gay conversion therapies’ after church starvation

Posted: Thu, 17 Aug 2017

The NSS has called on the government to consider banning so-called gay conversion 'therapies' after a Liverpool church encouraged LGBT+ people to starve themselves for long periods. Read More »

DUP vows to resist calls to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage

Posted: Fri, 11 Aug 2017

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said her party will retain Northern Ireland's restrictions on abortion and same-sex marriage, despite growing pressure for reform. Read More »

NSS criticises Archbishops over clerical hostility to LGBT+ rights

Posted: Thu, 03 Aug 2017

The National Secular Society's Executive Director, Keith Porteous Wood, has criticised Church of England leaders for their record on gay rights after they spoke out on the subject. Read More »

UN tells Pakistan to end blasphemy laws and protect minorities

Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017

The UN's Human Rights Committee has told Pakistan to end its blasphemy laws and do more to protect religious minorities. Read More »