Posted: Wed, 28 Jun 2017
The NSS has backed calls from abuse survivors for Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, to face police investigation over his role in the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Church of England.
Posted: Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The head of the Church of England, Justin Welby, has admitted that the Church "concealed" evidence of child abuse by a former bishop and failed to help his victims.
Posted: Thu, 22 Jun 2017
The NSS has urged supporters to respond to a Government consultation on caste discrimination, as new website aids those who support specifically outlawing discrimination based on 'caste' to respond.
NSS calls on European leaders to robustly promote the “democratic value” of separation of religion and state
Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017
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, 08 Jun 2017
The Catholic Church has dropped plans to take the Government to court in order to give priests the right to arbitrarily determine whether pupils are eligible for a school place on the basis of faith.
Posted: Wed, 07 Jun 2017
Former Chief Crown Prosecutor Nazir Afzal has said that the authorities are "lazy" in reaching minority groups, and still rely on self-appointed 'community leaders'.
Posted: Thu, 01 Jun 2017
The National Secular Society has criticised the BBC for allowing the first Thought for the Day slot of June to be used by the Church of England as a platform to promote its latest evangelism initiative.
Posted: Wed, 31 May 2017
Concerns have been raised over plans for nine community schools in Northumberland to join with one CofE faith school to form a new mixed multi academy trust with a majority of church appointed members.
Posted: Tue, 30 May 2017
Government plans to allow new faith schools to discriminate on religious grounds by selecting all of their pupils on the basis of faith have attracted mass public opposition, a poll has found.
Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017
An attempt by Labour MP Chris Hipkins to remove anti-blasphemy laws from New Zealand's statute book has failed after National Party and Maori Party MPs voted it down.
Posted: Tue, 16 May 2017
Following concerns raised by the National Secular Society, the UK spending watchdog has concluded that "improvements" were needed in the process the Government used to award vast sums of public money for cathedral repairs.
Posted: Wed, 10 May 2017
Indonesia, Denmark and New Zealand are facing calls to repeal their blasphemy laws, following the conviction of Jakarta's former governor for blasphemy and an investigation into Stephen Fry.
Posted: Tue, 09 May 2017
The Isle of Man's education minister has defended allowing an evangelical Christian group to deliver abstinence-based sex education to Year 10 pupils.
Posted: Fri, 05 May 2017
Former MP Graham Allen has accused the Government of launching a "misleading" consultation to delay action against caste discrimination "for ever".
Posted: Thu, 04 May 2017
Archbishop Malcolm McMahon has said that Catholic schools "are different" and "for the Catholic community", despite their being funded by all taxpayers.
Posted: Wed, 03 May 2017
The Irish parliament has approve a requirement mandating TDs remain standing during the prayers that open each Dáil sitting.
Posted: Fri, 21 Apr 2017
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
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
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
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.