Posted: Fri, 09 Feb 2018
The NSS has criticised the Foreign Office for "fetishising Islamic head coverings" after it encouraged staff to mark 'world hijab day'.
Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017
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: Wed, 11 Mar 2015
The Government has been criticised for not taking action to tackle caste-based discrimination after a long campaign by anti-caste campaigners to have it specifically recognised under anti-discrimination laws.
Posted: Tue, 17 Feb 2015
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.
Posted: Thu, 30 May 2013
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
Posted: Wed, 01 May 2013
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.
Posted: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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.
Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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".
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: Tue, 21 Feb 2012
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.