Tags: Public services
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, 09 Jan 2018
A minister has told the NSS public services must be delivered "on an equal opportunities basis", including by religious groups.
Posted: Fri, 05 Jan 2018
The NSS has expressed support for a North London coroner facing calls to be sacked after refusing to prioritise religious burials over others.
Posted: Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The NSS has written to the Government after a minister said Christian charities need not hide their faith when providing public services.
Posted: Fri, 10 Nov 2017
A council plans to close and partially demolish a public hall in south-west London and build a new Pentecostal church on the site.
Police and Crime Commissioner criticised for awarding tens of thousands of pounds to Christian groups
Posted: Wed, 04 Mar 2015
The National Secular Society has raised concerns about a scheme to "nurture, equip and enable" religious organisations to help reduce crime in Northamptonshire.
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.
Christian psychiatrist given official warning after forcing her religious beliefs onto vulnerable patients
Posted: Thu, 06 Nov 2014
A psychiatrist has admitted distributing "unsolicited religious material" to her patients, including leaflets and links to religious websites. Dr Antonia Johnson received a formal warning, which will stay on her record for five years.
Posted: Thu, 17 Apr 2014
In his most recent effort to highlight his strong Christian faith and the importance of Christianity within the UK, David Cameron has called for Christians to be more "evangelical".
Posted: Sun, 02 Jun 2013
A legal challenge has been launched against Woking Borough Council's policy of offering free parking to worshippers while charging everyone else.
Posted: Tue, 27 Nov 2012
The Presidents of the European Council and European Commission today heard a plea for greater protection for pregnant women's right to life following the death of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland.
Posted: Fri, 23 Nov 2012
The mayor of one of Britain's poorest boroughs is providing £2 million of funding to religious groups to help improve places of worship.
Posted: Thu, 14 Jun 2012
A Margate GP who was accused of distressing one of his patients by inappropriately trying to evangelise him has received a warning from the General Medical Council (GMC). If any further complaints are made about him, he risks being struck off the medical register.
Posted: Thu, 14 Jun 2012
As part of a recent refurbishment of Haycombe Crematorium, Bath & North East Somerset Council removed a prominent window with a Christian cross etched on it and replaced it with plain glass. This was an effort to make clear that the building was for the use of the whole community, not just Christians.
Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012
Nottingham Secular Society succeeds in preventing the proselytizing of probationers by evangelical mentors.
Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2012
New academic research released this week claims that welfare services provided by religious groups do not, on the whole, demand religious adherence or impose religious demands on service users.
Posted: Fri, 03 Jun 2011
In a submission to the Parliamentary Public Administration Select Committee, the Unitarian Church has warned that "faith based welfare" could lead to discrimination against marginalised groups.