Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:19
A Saudi trial based "heavily on Koranic law" has resulted in a death sentence for a 'mentally ill' man who denounced the Islamic 'prophet' Mohammed.
Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:43
The National Secular Society has said that Religious Education must be fundamentally reformed before the existing right to withdraw children from RE can be removed.
Posted: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:40
The Foreign Office has condemned a decision by the Russian Supreme Court to label Jehovah's Witnesses "extremists."
Posted: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:34
Two Welsh school students have launched a petition calling on Welsh Assembly Members to end the obligation on schools to hold collective worship.
Posted: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:53
The independent pharmacists' regulator has approved new standards governing the role of religion in pharmacy services, in a move welcomed by the National Secular Society.
Posted: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:21
A number of new faith schools have been approved to open by the Department for Education (DfE) in the twelfth wave of free schools applications.
Posted: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:15
The National Secular Society has written to the Charity Commission urging it to investigate a religious charity behind the sale of an alcoholic drink widely associated with criminal activity in Scotland.
Posted: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:07
An independent Islamic school in Birmingham has been forced to withdraw an advert for a "male science & Islamic Studies" teacher.
Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:08
A report by the Institute for Public Policy Research has found that there is "no evidence" to suggest Scotland's denominational schools achieve better results than their non-denominational counterparts.
Government finally launches consultation on caste discrimination, but only asks “whether” law should change
Posted: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:58
The Government's consultation on caste discrimination was finally launched this week after years of delay.
Posted: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:06
Sadiq Khan has hit out at the Government's plans to allow total religiously-selective admissions in new free schools with a faith ethos.
Posted: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:55
Many Pakistanis and other Muslims from around the world called for the execution of a secular writer for blasphemy over the weekend, causing #HangAyazNizami to trend on Twitter.
Posted: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:55
A new report, Understanding school segregation in England, has set out the extent of ethnic and religious division in England's schools.
Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:36
The Department for Education is to investigate faith schools implicated in the ostracisation of children of transgender parents highlighted by a recent family court ruling.
Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:06
A study by academics at Leeds Beckett University and the University of Missouri has found a strong "negative correlation" between time spent on religion in schools, and maths and science achievement.
Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:53
The LibDems have backed a series of reforms to the role of religion in the UK education system, in a motion approved at the Party's Spring Conference.
Posted: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:07
The Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year 2017 has been awarded to Yasmin Rehman, the secular campaigner for women's rights.
Posted: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:41
A fundamentalist group which provides support to Accelerated Christian Education schools in the UK is hosting a discussion on the "dangers" of government efforts to tackle homophobic bullying.
Posted: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:14
Tommy Sheppard MP has called for Scotland to move towards a secular education system and expressed his hope that secularist campaigners can "chip away" at religion's role in state schools.
Posted: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:33
The passage of an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill means that Relationships and Sex Education will become mandatory in all schools in England.