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."
Posted: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:51
The Church of England has published a letter advising Church members on the upcoming election, in a move which has drawn significant criticism.
Posted: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:07
Leeds City Council has been ordered to hand over a former primary school site worth almost £1 million to an enable an undersubscribed Sikh free school to relocate.
Posted: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:38
The National Secular Society has joined with over 70 other organisations in an effort to persuade Prime Minister David Cameron to drop proposals to restrict the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.
Posted: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:20
The National Secular Society has accused the Minister for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, of allowing his evangelical Christian views to cloud his judgment and risk a damaging split in society.