Posted: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:49
In an attempt to disentangle religion and citizenship, activists in Egypt are encouraging citizens to remove their religious affiliation from their national identity cards.
Posted: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:39
Take Action! urge your MP to ensure that proper legal protection is provided for victims of caste discrimination in Great Britain by voting in favour of Lords Amendment 37 on Tuesday 16 April.
European Commission to investigate complaints concerning employment discrimination in ‘faith’ schools
Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 06:43
The European Commission is to investigate complaints submitted by the National Secular Society concerning whether UK legislation relating to state funded 'faith' schools breaches European employment laws in relation to discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief.
Posted: Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:30
The European Court of Human Rights will announce its judgement on four landmark cases of alleged religious discrimination in the workplace on Tuesday 15 January.
Posted: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:39
The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) has produced the first report focusing on how countries around the world discriminate against non-religious people.
Posted: Sat, 03 Nov 2012 07:16
The National Secular Society has welcomed a decision not to allow a catholic adoption agency to continue to exclude considering same-sex parents if it wishes to retain its charitable status.
Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:07
An 11-year old boy from Midsomer Norton, near Bath, has been told he cannot join his local Scout troop because he does not believe in God and doesn't want to make the Scout Promise in its present form.
Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:28
The European Court of Human Rights hearing on 4 September 2012 has heard accusations from applicants that the UK Government is not upholding freedom of belief.
Posted: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 21:41
Four controversial British religious discrimination cases are due to be heard at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Tuesday 4 September 2012. The outcome will have a huge impact on how future equality cases involving religion are determined.
Posted: Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:57
A Muslim woman in London who claimed she had been sacked from her job in a luggage shop because she wore a headscarf has won her claim of unfair dismissal but lost a claim of direct religious discrimination.
Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:34
Councillors in Woking have officially adopted a controversial new policy statement which gives free parking concessions to members of the faith community.
NSS condemns Church of England’s gay marriage response as poll reveals majority of religious people are in favour of same-sex marriage
Posted: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:57
A poll of more than 2,000 people conducted by YouGov for the Stonewall gay rights group has revealed that three in five people who define themselves as religious support government plans to extend civil marriage to same-sex couples, despite an hysterical campaign against the proposal by some religious leaders.
Posted: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:05
Woking Borough Council in Surrey is to consider extending its policy of offering free parking to churchgoers to include those attending places of worship of other religions.
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, 26 Apr 2012 15:27
A claim of religious discrimination was so ridiculous that it was thrown out of an employment tribunal this week before the hearing even got under way.
Posted: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:20
The Education Secretary Michael Gove has suggested that cap on faith-based admissions at a proposed new faith school in south west London would be "very sensible".
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: Wed, 07 Mar 2012 15:22
Christians are outraged that a window at a crematorium in Bath that is etched with a cross is to be removed and replaced with plain glass.
Posted: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:23
Last year, the evangelical Christian MP Gary Streeter set up what he called "an inquiry" into whether Christians are being 'marginalised' in the UK. It has now produced a report jointly with the Evangelical Alliance UK.
Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 13:45
The Christian owners of a private hotel have lost their appeal against a £3,600 fine imposed on them for refusing to allow a gay couple to occupy a double room at Chymorvah House in Marazion, Cornwall, in 2008.