Posted: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:14
Several faith-based charities have recently faced investigations or "operational compliance cases" from the Charity Commission for a range of offences, including fraud and accounting irregularities.
Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:34
The results of the New Zealand census show a similar trend to that of the rest of the developed world – with religious adherence dropping dramatically.
Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:21
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the owners of a guest house after they had been found guilty of discrimination against a gay couple who wanted to stay in a double room.
Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:36
A large scale poll has revealed a dramatic decline in Christianity among young people and an equally striking rise in the numbers adhering to Islam in the same age group.
Posted: Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:27
The Christian owner of a bed and breakfast who was found guilty of discrimination after she refused a double room to a gay couple has lost her latest appeal.
Posted: Mon, 20 May 2013 17:25
The US Supreme Court is to consider whether prayers can be offered as part of government meetings.
Census analysis shows Christianity in dramatic decline, and a youthful Muslim population on the rise
Posted: Fri, 17 May 2013 11:06
According to census data analysis published yesterday, the number of British-born Christians is falling significantly, whilst the number of young Muslims is on the rise.
Posted: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:15
The National Secular Society has urged David Cameron to ignore Lord Carey's "theocratic and anti-democratic blustering" after he accused the Prime Minister of making Christians feel marginalised.
Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:52
A gay couple have successfully sued the owner of bed and breakfast accommodation in Berkshire after she refused to let them stay in a double room because of her religious views.
Posted: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:13
A Margate GP who was accused of distressing one of his patients by inappropriately trying to evangelise him has received a warning from the General Medical Council (GMC). If any further complaints are made about him, he risks being struck off the medical register.
Posted: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:50
As part of a recent refurbishment of Haycombe Crematorium, Bath & North East Somerset Council removed a prominent window with a Christian cross etched on it and replaced it with plain glass. This was an effort to make clear that the building was for the use of the whole community, not just Christians.
Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:21
Nottingham Secular Society succeeds in preventing the proselytizing of probationers by evangelical mentors.
Posted: Wed, 02 May 2012 06:35
Dr David Drew, the latest Christian to claim victimisation in the workplace has had his case for religious discrimination dismissed by an employment tribunal in Birmingham.
Posted: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:38
The Christian fantasy that the Government has banned the wearing of crosses in the workplace was brought down to earth last week in the House of Lords, when Lord Alton asked whether the Government has "any plans to clarify the law in respect of Christians wishing to wear a cross in the workplace."
Posted: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:31
Three Christian MPs are trying to overturn an advertising ban on claims that 'God can heal'. They are Gary Streeter (Con), Gavin Shuker (Lab) and Tim Farron (Lib Dem).
Posted: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 04:12
Results of a poll carried out by Ipsos MORI for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science show that UK Christians are overwhelmingly secular in their attitudes on a wide range of issues.
Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:58
A new Government-sponsored survey of 10,000 people shows that Christianity continues to decline in England and Wales – the numbers who define themselves as Christian has fallen 10% in five years. Those who say they have no religion rose from 15% to 21% in the same period.
Posted: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 12:35
The latest British Social Attitudes Survey paints a grim picture for the future of religion in this country.
Posted: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 11:34
The latest Office of National Statistics Integrated Household Survey figures on religion reveal an extraordinarily rapid decline in Christianity in Britain. The figures, published this week, show that growing numbers of Britons are rejecting religious belief, with almost one in four now saying they have "no religion at all"
Posted: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 16:02
A large-scale survey of British attitudes has been carried out by YouGov–Cambridge (a collaboration between pollsters YouGov and the University of Cambridge's Department of Politics and International Studies) has some revealing statistics on religion.