Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:03
The National Secular Society has reiterated its support for improved religion and belief education in schools but warned that concerns over poor 'religious literacy' are being used as a Trojan horse to elevate religion's status in public life.
Posted: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:13
Muslim women in India are campaigning to ban 'triple talaq', the legally-recognised way in which a Muslim man can unilaterally divorce his wife, and they have taken their case to India's Supreme Court.
Posted: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:20
The Danish Atheist Society has launched a bus advert campaign and website to show Danish citizens how to withdraw from the Church of Denmark and avoid the Church tax levied on members.
Posted: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:45
The NSS has warned that state support for faith schools is fuelling the separatism that creates the "chasm" between British Muslims and the rest of the population, highlighted in a new poll on Muslim attitudes.
Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:58
The Spanish government has announced plans for a massive taxpayer-funded Islamic religious education programme which will promote 'moderate' Islam in schools to tackle Islamic extremism.
Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:00
A Pentecostal Christian accused of "harassment and bullying" against a junior colleague has had her appeal against an employment tribunal ruling dismissed.
Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:41
The founding chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on religious education has warned that the group has been taken-over by religious "fundamentalists".
Posted: Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:25
The National Secular Society has called on the Regional Schools Commissioner for the North of England to oppose plans for a Church of England takeover of four Newcastle schools.
Posted: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 06:35
The National Secular Society will today launch a new app that will allow Radio 4 listeners to avoid Thought for the Day when listening to the BBC's Today programme.
Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:13
Lancashire County Council has come under fire from the Church of England over plans to remove transport subsidies for children attending faith schools.
Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:50
The NSS has urged the Government to fix the date for the Easter public holiday – warning that religious consensus is likely to take decades and may even be impossible.
Posted: Sat, 19 Mar 2016 15:50
The National Secular Society has awarded the annual Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year to Educate Together, an educational charity which runs equality-based, inclusive schools.
Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:56
Plans to protect women and promote gender equality in Pakistan and Nigeria have generated a huge religious backlash – with Muslim and Christian senators saying the Nigerian law was an attack on religion.
Posted: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 13:12
A report by Ian Elliott, an expert in child safeguarding, has found "repeated failures" by clergy and bishops in the Church of England to deal with reports by survivors of child abuse.
Posted: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 16:30
A new report on identity and immigration has found that nearly half of England's population support legal limits on free speech when religion is concerned, and that support for free speech has fallen significantly.
Posted: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:22
The UK National Secular Society has congratulated the founders of a new organisation to promote public understanding of secularism in the Pacific Islands.
Posted: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:10
Former BBC presenter Iain Lee has said he is "flabbergasted" after the BBC Trust ruled his interview with a Christian campaigner was a "serious breach" of editorial guidelines.
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.