Tags: Religion & Belief
Posted: Mon, 18 May 2015 14:42
Polling by YouGov has found that while a slim plurality of Britons think religious leaders should comment on politics and the economy, just 19% are actually influenced by what religious leaders say.
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: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:33
A survey by WIN/Gallup international, which questioned 64,000 people in 65 different countries, has found that the UK is the sixth least religious country in the world.
Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:59
An Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that political views constitute a "philosophical belief" under the Equality Act.
Posted: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:28
One third of under-24s describe themselves as atheists, according to a new poll which offers more evidence for a "generational shift" away from religious belief.
Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:08
A study of 9,000 Britons has found that women are far more likely than men to believe in God and in an afterlife.
Posted: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:26
The International Humanist and Ethical Union's second annual report on the state of human rights for non-believers, atheists and agnostics around the world has found a global "trend towards targeting 'atheists'."
Posted: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:10
The role of religion in schools has come under scrutiny during a House of Lords debate on the role of religion and belief in public life.
Posted: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:45
Christopher Columbus has been removed from the Turkish school's syllabus after President Erdogan claimed Muslim sailors discovered the Americas in the 12th century.
Posted: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:45
A Christian academic has called for special "conscience clauses" for Christians in laws of which they do not approve.
Posted: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:33
A British judge has said that it is never right for a secular court to rule on the truth or otherwise of religious claims, as he throws out fraud case against the Mormon Church.
Posted: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:25
A parliamentary group has published a report saying that Religious Education in schools can help counter extremism and build better community relations.
Posted: Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:51
MEPs have called on Saudi Arabia to respect the freedom of religion and expression of all people living in the country.
Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:14
An MP in Poland has lost a court challenge to the presence of a large crucifix in the country's parliament building.
Posted: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:30
A High Court judge has expressed his bafflement at a case involving the Islamic tradition of shaving off a woman's pubic hair that has cost the taxpayer £350,000 and has now been dropped.
Posted: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:35
The Magistrates Association has rejected a proposal from one of its members that it should end the swearing of oaths on holy books in court.
Posted: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:28
Magistrates are considering proposals to replace religious oaths and affirmations with a single oath for all defendants and witnesses.
Posted: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:02
Switzerland wants to get rid of its old-fashioned "hymn-like" national anthem and replace it with a modern, secular version.
Posted: Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:33
A new Yougov poll shows that Britons opposed to the TV broadcast of the Islamic call to prayer during Ramadan outnumber supporters two to one.
Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:53
This week, the EU Council of Foreign Affairs adopted a report offering guidelines on the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief, with the aim of promoting the fundamental human right to freedom of religion or belief in countries beyond EU borders.