Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2015
More practising Christians in the UK identified secularism as a "social and political issue" than poverty, in a new poll by ComRes.
Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2015
The French education minister has cautioned against France's secularity rules suppressing the rights of religious people to freedom of expression.
Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2015
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
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.
Posted: Wed, 28 Jan 2015
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is hosting a day-long conference on 7 February 2015 in London.
Posted: Mon, 19 Jan 2015
Gérard Biard, editor of Charlie Hebdo, has spoken out on the virtues of a free press and on the importance of satirising religion.
Posted: Tue, 06 Jan 2015
The National Secular Society has responded to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee's consultation on a "new Magna Carta." The Committee has been inviting members of the public to give their views on whether the UK should have a written constitution.
Posted: Thu, 27 Nov 2014
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
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: Thu, 02 Oct 2014
As the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta approaches, has the time come for the UK to have a codified constitution? And if so, what form should it take?
Posted: Tue, 15 Jul 2014
David Cameron has promoted conservative minister and prominent Christian Nicky Morgan to the position of secretary of state for education, replacing Michael Gove who had been in the role since 2010.
Posted: Tue, 03 Jun 2014
Secular campaigners in Scotland have lodged a formal complaint after the Scottish Parliament was used by an evangelical Christian group to launch a manifesto ahead of the Scottish independence referendum.
Posted: Fri, 28 Feb 2014
The European Parliament has passed a resolution that calls on the EU to better respect and enforce fundamental rights and European values; values which include secularism, freedom of belief, freedom of expression and the right to die with dignity.
Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2013
The Turkish Supreme Court has lifted the ban on female lawyers wearing hijabs when registering with the Turkish Bar Association.
Posted: Mon, 09 Sep 2013
Fiji's new constitution — which was ratified on 6 September 2013 — may be secular but it "falls far short of international standards of human rights law," says Amnesty International.
Posted: Mon, 09 Sep 2013
The French Education has unveiled the controversial secularism charter which is to be displayed in a prominent position in every school to remind pupils and teachers of the country's secular, Republican principles.
Posted: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
President Barack Obama has issued an executive order extending the Faith-Based Advisory Council without addressing employment discrimination among many of the faith-based organisations that receive federal funding through the programme.
Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
The French Government is at increasing odds with aggressive religious lobbies – particularly the Catholic Church – which are determined to undermine the nation's constitutional secularism.
Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2012
An overwhelming majority of Turkish people want secularism to be included in the country's new charter, a recent survey conducted by KONDA for the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) has revealed.