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Government breaks promise over consultation on caste discrimination

Government breaks promise over consultation on caste discrimination

Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:40

The Government has failed to launch a promised consultation on caste-based discrimination, after a long campaign by anti-caste campaigners to have it specifically recognised under anti-discrimination laws.

£400,000 Government scheme to “strengthen” faith organisations in Britain

£400,000 Government scheme to “strengthen” faith organisations in Britain

Posted: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:21

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is giving away £400,000 to a religious organisation or consortium, with the purpose of "strengthening" faith groups in the UK.

NSS calls for Baroness Warsi - and her post of Minister for Faith - to go

NSS calls for Baroness Warsi - and her post of Minister for Faith - to go

Posted: Thu, 30 May 2013 16:45

The refusal of Baroness Warsi, the "Minister for Faith and Communities" to steer the flagship same-sex marriage bill through the House of Lords was condemned today by the National Secular Society.

Author of American Government-sponsored religious freedom report says “very aggressive secularism” is rife in Western Europe

Author of American Government-sponsored religious freedom report says “very aggressive secularism” is rife in Western Europe

Posted: Wed, 01 May 2013 14:24

The US-Government sponsored Commission on International Religious Freedom has issued its latest report this week and has come to the conclusion that "aggressive secularism" is rife in Western Europe.

Despite secular constitution, Fiji government won’t rule out prayer at official functions

Despite secular constitution, Fiji government won’t rule out prayer at official functions

Posted: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:11

With Fiji set to become a secular state when the new constitution comes into effect, it has been confirmed that "general prayers acceptable to all" will be said in government organised functions.

Prime Minister still desperately trying to placate religious bodies

Prime Minister still desperately trying to placate religious bodies

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:11

Prime Minister David Cameron held yet another reception at Downing Street for religious leaders this week, telling them that the Government wants them to stand up and oppose "aggressive secularisation".

Pickles wrong to assign a ‘Christian ethos’ to Britain

Pickles wrong to assign a ‘Christian ethos’ to Britain

Posted: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:40

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'.

Eric Pickles’ favouring of Christianity risks causing rifts in society

Eric Pickles’ favouring of Christianity risks causing rifts in society

Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 10:23

The Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles – and the Coalition Government as a whole – risks alienating huge swathes of the population of this country with calls to return Christianity to the centre of public life, says the National Secular Society.