Posted: Sat, 29 Mar 2014
Turkish MP and human rights campaigner, Safak Pavey, has been named Secularist of the Year at an award ceremony hosted by the National Secular Society.
Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
In a move that has enraged human rights advocates, the Australian government has given religious groups wide-scale opt-outs in proposed new anti-discrimination laws.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012
Secular groups around Europe are preparing to oppose the nomination of the Maltese Foreign Affairs Minister Tonio Borg to replace the recently resigned European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection.
Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2012
Peers in the House of Lords have expressed overwhelming support for a bill to limit the power of self styled 'religious courts'.
Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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, 13 Sep 2012
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has surpassed himself in an opinion piece for the Telegraph headed A Christian ethos strengthens our nation: Religion shaped the modern British state, and this Government is proud to 'do God'.
Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2012
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
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, 20 Jun 2012
The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has written to the Catholic Education Service (CES) to express concern that it has blurred the distinction between discussing matters of faith and promoting partisan political views.
Posted: Thu, 15 Mar 2012
The Government has launched its three-month long consultation on the legalisation of same sex civil marriages in England and Wales. The NSS will closely follow the debate over the coming weeks and frame our response to the consultation on the basis of that debate – and on what our members want.