Durham Free School criticised for emphasis on religion when recruiting staff – teachers branded “crap” by MP
Posted: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:06
Durham Free School has been strongly criticised for its emphasis on the religious credentials of staff and the poor quality of teachers.
Posted: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:13
Faith schools in Blackburn have been accused of stopping the NHS Community Education Sexual Health team (CESH) from speaking with students about sex, relationships and contraception.
Posted: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:26
Secularists made a strong case for abolishing Chancel Repair Liability (CRL) in a debate in the House of Lords, and described CRL as a "medieval anomaly."
Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:48
A Christian GP took a mentally ill patient to his church to perform an exorcism, and told her she would be cursed if she reported him, a medical tribunal has heard.
Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:08
A study of 9,000 Britons has found that women are far more likely than men to believe in God and in an afterlife.
Posted: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:12
The NSS has welcomed a ruling from the BBC Trust, upholding a complaint over how the BBC framed a story about the allocation of places at a Sikh faith school as a 'race issue.'
Posted: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:27
The Republic of Malta is to reform its long-standing blasphemy law, according to a report in the Sunday Times of Malta.
Posted: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:13
Gérard Biard, editor of Charlie Hebdo, has spoken out on the virtues of a free press and on the importance of satirising religion.
Posted: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:09
A private members' bill to allow local authorities to summon councillors to prayer has successfully completed its passage through the House of Commons and will now go to the Lords for further scrutiny.
Posted: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:34
Conservative MP Philip Davies has introduced an amendment to the Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill that would make prayers compulsory at the start of local authority meetings.
Posted: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:51
The National Secular Society is pleased to announce that Guardian cartoonist and author Martin Rowson will present this year's Secularist of the Year awards.
Posted: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:02
A senior judge has decried the lack of medical experts in the UK with knowledge of female genital mutilation (FGM), particularly in young children.
Posted: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:50
Caroline Fourest, former writer for Charlie Hebdo, was cut off during a live interview with Sky News as she held up a copy of the Charlie Hebdo magazine front cover.
Posted: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:20
Christian groups have responded angrily to plans by Edinburgh Council to abolish free parking on Sunday mornings.
Posted: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:20
The Egyptian Grand Muftihas criticised Charlie Hebdo's decision to print a new cartoon featuring the Prophet Mohammed and warned of a "new wave of hatred."
Posted: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:45
The Freedom Church, an affiliate of Evangelical Alliance, has been banned from the campus of Swansea University after allegations that it was using "aggressive" recruitment strategies which targeted first year students.
Posted: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:49
The Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill to allow councillors to be summoned to pray has passed a further stage on its race to becoming law.
Posted: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:38
The National Secular Society is calling on the Government to compel the BBC to remove a restriction on any depiction of the prophet Mohammed.
Posted: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:48
Three masked gunmen have stormed the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, leaving 12 dead. 5 others suffered critical injuries, according to current reports.
Posted: Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:18
The National Secular Society has responded to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee's consultation on a "new Magna Carta." The Committee has been inviting members of the public to give their views on whether the UK should have a written constitution.