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Government defeated as peers vote to reform Clause 1

Government defeated as peers vote to reform Clause 1

Posted: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:56

The House of Lords has voted down a government proposal to hand police new powers to clamp down on "annoying" behaviour.

Feel free to annoy me: new campaign launched to protect free expression

Feel free to annoy me: new campaign launched to protect free expression

Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:04

The National Secular Society has joined together with religious groups and civil liberties campaigners to launch a new campaign to challenge Government proposals to outlaw "annoying" behaviour.

Secularist of the Year 2014 - Tickets now on sale

Secularist of the Year 2014 - Tickets now on sale

Posted: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:14

The search has begun to find the next recipient of the Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year. The award is presented annually in recognition of an individual or an organisation considered to have made an outstanding contribution to the secular cause.

Charles Bradlaugh nominated for a “People’s Plaque” in Tower Hamlets

Charles Bradlaugh nominated for a “People’s Plaque” in Tower Hamlets

Posted: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:08

The founder of the National Secular Society, Charles Bradlaugh, has been shortlisted by Towers Hamlets Borough Council in London for commemoration with a Blue Plaque.

NSS tells EU presidents that secularism should be “at the heart of the European project”

NSS tells EU presidents that secularism should be “at the heart of the European project”

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 .

NSS joins campaign to oppose Lobbying Bill

NSS joins campaign to oppose Lobbying Bill

Posted: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:50

The controversial Lobbying Bill could cause issue-based campaigners and charities to be "frozen out" of politics, a columnist has warned.

NSS stalwart Bill McIlroy dies aged 85

NSS stalwart Bill McIlroy dies aged 85

Posted: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:40

With great sadness, we report the death of William (Bill) McIlroy on 22 August 2013, aged 85.

Win tickets to see National Youth Theatre’s new play “Pope Joan”

Win tickets to see National Youth Theatre’s new play “Pope Joan”

Posted: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:09

You can win two tickets to see the National Youth Theatre's new play, Pope Joan which will be performed at St James church in Piccadilly, central London from 31 August to 15 September.

Petitioner wants to “illegalise” the NSS

Petitioner wants to “illegalise” the NSS

Posted: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:14

An attempt to put a petition up on the Government's e-petition website by someone called "Paul" which calls for the NSS to be made illegal, has been rejected.

NSS makes history for the future

NSS makes history for the future

Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:29

The British Library's announcement last week that it will archive much of today's online material for future researchers has been welcomed by the National Secular Society.

Is this a true history of religious education or a rewriting of the facts?

Is this a true history of religious education or a rewriting of the facts?

Posted: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:41

Secularists and humanists in the 1960s and 1970s played a critical role in stopping religious education in schools being used for proselytising. That's the claim being made in new research from the University of Exeter.

Secularism 2012: a great success

Secularism 2012: a great success

Posted: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:53

The National Secular Society's "Secularism 2012" conference — held in London last Saturday — was pronounced an outstanding success by delegates from all over the country and around the world.