NSS calls on European leaders to robustly promote the “democratic value” of separation of religion and state
Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:19
The National Secular Society today called on EU presidents to promote "democratic values", warning that past assumptions about the place of religion in politics and modern society being settled may no longer apply.
Posted: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:54
The European Commission has called for inclusive education to help tackle radicalisation across the continent.
Posted: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:45
Tech companies including Facebook and Twitter have signed up to a new European Commission plan designed to clampdown on online "hate speech."
Posted: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:55
The NSS has told top-level European officials of the positive role secular education can play in building a shared future and challenging religious intolerance across Europe.
Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:50
Jewish and Muslim groups have claimed victory after the Council of Europe 'retreated' over a proposed ban on male circumcision and instead recommended that it only be performed by trained individuals.
National Secular Society calls for integrated education at EU colloquium on combatting religious hatred
Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:29
The National Secular Society has spoken out at a meeting of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on religious intolerance to call for integrated schools that promote citizenship and human rights.
Posted: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:58
The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) has called on Ireland to "increase the number of non-denominational schools" in its education system.
Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:56
The National Secular Society has called on the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights to promote a robust civil society response against religious and ethnic hatred.
Head of Russian Orthodox Church says secularization in Europe has reached “apocalyptic dimensions,” calls for “Christian values”
Posted: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:20
Patriarch Kirill said Europe has abandoned its "Christian identity" and that the "process of secularization" has reached "apocalyptic dimensions".
Posted: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:45
Over a dozen secularist organisations have written to the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, objecting to his invitation to Pope Francis to address the Parliament.
Posted: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:03
The European Commission has announced it will take no further action after investigating complaints, submitted by the National Secular Society, regarding UK state funded 'faith schools' legislation and European employment laws.
Posted: Tue, 20 May 2014 13:44
The Council of the European Union has adopted human rights guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline.
Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:02
According to a report in the Times of Israel, the Council of Europe is to revisit last October's resolution which stated that the ritual circumcision of young boys violates their basic human rights.
Posted: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:31
On 1 December, Croatian citizens will be called to vote on whether to alter the constitution to define marriage as 'matrimony between a man and a woman'.
Posted: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:24
The National Secular Society was represented again at the annual luncheon designed to consult "non-confessional" organisations given by the three presidents of the EU .
Posted: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:00
An appointee to the French Government's National Observatory on Secularism has sparked controversy by suggesting that two Christian holidays should be replaced on the calendar by the Jewish Yom Kippur and the Muslim festival of Eid.
Posted: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:43
The people of the Swiss canton of Ticino, which lies in the South on the Italian border, are to vote in a referendum on Sunday on whether to ban face coverings.
Belgium: State funding to be withdrawn from religious schools that fail to teach mandatory curriculum
Posted: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:31
New Belgian regulations that compel religious schools to teach the country's mandatory curriculum in full have been criticised by ultra-Orthodox Charedi Jews.
Posted: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:02
Switzerland wants to get rid of its old-fashioned "hymn-like" national anthem and replace it with a modern, secular version.
Posted: Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:19
The Catalan Government has announced that it will control the wearing of burkas and other face-coverings such as helmets and masks in public spaces "for reasons of public safety".