Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:45
Despite criticising "segregated" education, Prime Minister David Cameron has defended the continuation of faith schools in a speech on counter extremism.
Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:37
Honorary associates of the NSS have spoken out over the persecution of secularists, non-believers and religious minorities in a House of Lords debate.
Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:28
The Kurdistan Secular Centre (KSC) is appealing for international help and support to promote secularism and the separation of religion and state.
Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:46
Caroline Lucas MP has urged the Government to make personal, social and health education (PSHE) compulsory in all schools, including free schools and academies.
Posted: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:01
New research has warned that a 'culture conducive' to non-violent extremism has emerged on campuses and that universities are still vulnerable to radical preachers, despite past warnings.
Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:06
The Government has approved plans for a new Sikh ethos free school in Derby, despite the fact that the City Council has repeatedly stated that there is no need for new primary places.
Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:06
The counter-extremism think tank Quilliam has urged the Government to base counter-extremism efforts around human rights, rather than "contentious" British values.
Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:16
Figures published in the Independent have revealed that NHS Trusts spent over £23 million on religious chaplaincy in the last financial year – the equivalent cost of employing 1,000 new nurses.
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:16
New guidelines from the Diocese of Portsmouth say that Catholic schools should promote "chastity" as the "underlying theme" of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE).
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:43
Research by the think tank Demos has warned that British schools are "highly segregated" and that "some faith schools effectively exclude other ethnic groups."
Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:33
A survey of Catholics in England and Wales has found a very large gap between their views and the teachings of the church on gay marriage, contraception and divorce.
Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:46
Cambridgeshire councillors have lambasted "segregation" caused by faith schools and recommended against building new schools with faith-based admissions.
Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:05
The Manchester Free Speech and Secular Society's website has been deleted, shortly after the group received a message warning they would "feel remorse" if they didn't stop criticising Islamic fundamentalism.
Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:24
The National Secular Society has warned that faith schools are becoming increasingly divisive and inimical to the realisation of children's rights in a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Academy teaches “abstinence” as contraception and sex education in line with the “Maker’s Instructions”
Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:21
A parent has raised serious concerns with the National Secular Society over the strongly religious nature of sex and relationships education at their child's school.
Widespread local denial over Trojan Horse, as DfE accuses select committee of ‘downplaying’ the scandal
Posted: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:12
A Birmingham councillor has warned of widespread local denial over the Trojan Horse scandal, days after the DfE said downplaying the affair risked undermining counter-extremism efforts.
Posted: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:52
In an historic case the US Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that same-sex couples have a legal right to marriage.
Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:39
Secular human rights organisations have called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to promote "genuine respect for freedom of religion and belief and freedom of expression".
Posted: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:53
The National Secular Society has welcomed assurances from the Department for Education that it has no plans to permit faith-based free schools to increase the proportion of school places they can allocate on the basis of faith.
Posted: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:37
An Islamic scholar has said he is willing to go to prison to defend the free speech of Northern Ireland Pastor James McConnell, who is being prosecuted for comments he made on Islam.