Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:32
Lord Lamont, the former Tory chancellor, has rejected calls from former UKIP leader Lord Pearson for a "national debate" on Islam – arguing that it was not the place of Government to interfere with theological questions.
Posted: Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:57
The National Secular Society and the Christian Institute have joined together to launch a new campaign, Defend Free Speech, in opposition to proposed 'Extremism Disruption Orders'.
Posted: Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:05
Plans to set up a "religious pressure group" featuring creationist MSPs in the Scottish Parliament have come under fire from non-believers and minority faith groups.
Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:37
The National Secular Society has criticised the former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond for his "divisive rhetoric" after he stated that he prefers religious people to atheists or apostates.
Posted: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:38
Premier Christian Radio has revealed that the Minister for Faith role has officially been scrapped, and the duties transferred to a junior ministerial post at the DCLG.
Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:45
Despite criticising "segregated" education, Prime Minister David Cameron has defended the continuation of faith schools in a speech on counter extremism.
Posted: Mon, 08 Jun 2015 16:34
Labour's Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has warned that faith schools leave little hope for an integrated education system in the UK.
Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:09
Conservative MP Sir Gerald Howarth, speaking in the House of Commons, has claimed that "we are a Christian country"- days after yet more research showed that the non-religious are the single largest group in Britain.
Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:06
Several bills related to secular causes have been successful in the House of Lords Private Members' Bill ballot, meaning new laws on sharia tribunals, assisted dying, chancel repair liability, and Easter trading will be debated.
Posted: Wed, 27 May 2015 13:23
The National Secular Society has expressed concern over new "anti-extremism" plans announced in the Conservative Government's first Queen's Speech.
Posted: Thu, 14 May 2015 12:55
The National Secular Society has expressed concern at the Government's new proposals to challenge extremism and radicalisation.
Posted: Wed, 13 May 2015 11:39
The removal of Eric Pickles from the post of Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has been welcomed by the National Secular Society.
Free speech campaigners concerned by Ed Miliband’s vow to ban ‘Islamophobia’- without defining what it means
Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:26
The National Secular Society and other advocates for freedom of expression have expressed alarm after Labour leader Ed Miliband set out his intention to 'outlaw' Islamophobia.
Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:22
Nigel Farage has said that Christianity is a "significant part" of his "vision for the future of Britain" in a special message on "UKIP Policies for Christians."
Posted: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:49
A survey carried out by Whitehouse Consultancy has found that 33% of parliamentary candidates contesting marginal seats describe themselves as atheists.
Posted: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:35
The National Secular Society has called on Labour leader Ed Miliband to clarify recent comments he made during an election visit to an evangelical church.
Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:25
Polling conducted in the run-up to Easter has found that almost two-thirds of Britons describe themselves as "not religious."
Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:57
Former US congressman Barney Frank has advised US atheist politicians to 'stay in the closet' and not to use the word "atheist."
Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:20
The National Secular Society has written to David Cameron, urging the Prime Minister to fix a set date for Easter and relax restrictions on Easter Sunday opening times for large stores.
Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:12
London Mayor Boris Johnson has described Anglican bishops with the automatic right to a seat in the House of Lords as "clerical fossils."