Tags: Church & State
Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The National Secular Society has called for "a serious debate about religion's place in our society" after a study found the proportion of non-religious Britons had reached record levels.
Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017
The National Secular Society has recommended the removal of the Bishops' Bench to a parliamentary inquiry into how to reduce the size of the bloated House of Lords.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2017
The National Secular Society has urged the Government to allow the Church of England to find its own level of sustainability, in a response to a Government-led review.
Posted: Mon, 26 Dec 2016
The time has come to separate church and state in order to ensure equality and fairness for believers and non-believers alike, says a major new report launched by the National Secular Society.
Posted: Tue, 12 Apr 2016
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.
Welby says separation of church and state “would not be a disaster”, admits establishment has been abused
Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2016
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that while he is opposed to the disestablishment of the Church of England, the separation of church and state would not be a disaster for the Anglican Church.
Government praises “spiritual insight” of bishops in response to petition calling for their removal from the Lords
Posted: Tue, 09 Feb 2016
The Government has said that changes to the Lords are "important" but that the position of the bishops in the Upper House is not a "priority", in response to a petition calling for the removal of 26 bishops from the House of Lords.
Posted: Fri, 22 Jan 2016
A petition to remove Church of England bishops from the House of Lords has gained over 10,000 signatures in the space of a week – meaning it will now receive a response from the government.
Woolf Commission’s multifaithism 'completely at odds with the religious indifference that permeates British society'
Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2015
The National Secular Society has criticised a new report on the role of religion and belief in public life for calling for a multi-faith approach "completely at odds with the religious indifference that permeates British society."
Posted: Wed, 21 Oct 2015
Dr Tom Wright, the former Anglican bishop of Durham, has called for "cruciform theocracy" at an event held at St Paul's Cathedral.
Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2015
More practising Christians in the UK identified secularism as a "social and political issue" than poverty, in a new poll by ComRes.
Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2015
Polling conducted in the run-up to Easter has found that almost two-thirds of Britons describe themselves as "not religious."
Posted: Mon, 09 Feb 2015
Prince Charles has stated that he will retain the monarch's traditional title as "Defender of the Faith" as King, whilst "ensuring that other people's faiths can also be practised."
Posted: Tue, 06 Jan 2015
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.
Posted: Thu, 11 Dec 2014
The International Humanist and Ethical Union's second annual report on the state of human rights for non-believers, atheists and agnostics around the world has found a global "trend towards targeting 'atheists'."
Posted: Thu, 27 Nov 2014
The role of religion in schools has come under scrutiny during a House of Lords debate on the role of religion and belief in public life.
Head of Russian Orthodox Church says secularization in Europe has reached “apocalyptic dimensions,” calls for “Christian values”
Posted: Tue, 25 Nov 2014
Patriarch Kirill said Europe has abandoned its "Christian identity" and that the "process of secularization" has reached "apocalyptic dimensions".
Posted: Thu, 20 Nov 2014
Christopher Columbus has been removed from the Turkish school's syllabus after President Erdogan claimed Muslim sailors discovered the Americas in the 12th century.
Posted: Fri, 14 Nov 2014
Researchers in the history and law departments of Glasgow University are beginning a research project to map the historical and current religious privileges in Scotland's laws.
Catholic Church in Norway secretly registered thousands as Catholics to illegally secure government funds
Posted: Wed, 05 Nov 2014
For four years the Catholic Church in Norway has been illegally registering immigrants as Catholics in order to secure increased government funding.