Government finally launches consultation on caste discrimination, but only asks “whether” law should change
Posted: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:58
The Government's consultation on caste discrimination was finally launched this week after years of delay.
Posted: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:06
Sadiq Khan has hit out at the Government's plans to allow total religiously-selective admissions in new free schools with a faith ethos.
Posted: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:55
Many Pakistanis and other Muslims from around the world called for the execution of a secular writer for blasphemy over the weekend, causing #HangAyazNizami to trend on Twitter.
Posted: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:55
A new report, Understanding school segregation in England, has set out the extent of ethnic and religious division in England's schools.
Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:36
The Department for Education is to investigate faith schools implicated in the ostracisation of children of transgender parents highlighted by a recent family court ruling.
Posted: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:06
A study by academics at Leeds Beckett University and the University of Missouri has found a strong "negative correlation" between time spent on religion in schools, and maths and science achievement.
Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:53
The LibDems have backed a series of reforms to the role of religion in the UK education system, in a motion approved at the Party's Spring Conference.
Posted: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:07
The Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year 2017 has been awarded to Yasmin Rehman, the secular campaigner for women's rights.
Posted: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:41
A fundamentalist group which provides support to Accelerated Christian Education schools in the UK is hosting a discussion on the "dangers" of government efforts to tackle homophobic bullying.
Posted: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:14
Tommy Sheppard MP has called for Scotland to move towards a secular education system and expressed his hope that secularist campaigners can "chip away" at religion's role in state schools.
Posted: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:33
The passage of an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill means that Relationships and Sex Education will become mandatory in all schools in England.
Posted: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:59
The United Nations' Special Rapporteur Karima Bennoune has recommended that states provide for the separation of religion and state to help counter religious extremism.
Posted: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 08:19
The National Secular Society (NSS) has responded positively to a consultation on new guidelines for pharmacists which prioritises patients' healthcare needs over pharmacy professionals' religious views.
Posted: Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:33
The last remaining survivor of clerical abuse on the Pontifical Commission for Protection of Minors, Marie Collins, has resigned from it "to maintain [her] integrity".
Posted: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:15
The National Secular Society has welcomed moves to make sex and relationship education statutory, but urged the Government to rethink de facto exemptions for faith schools.
Posted: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:15
Local authority schools in Brent have been freed from the requirement to hold a daily act of Christian worship, after the council decided to promote a more inclusive approach.
Posted: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:16
The Sunday Times has reported on allegations of two new cases of attempts to foist a strict Islamic ethos on non-religious state schools.
Posted: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:45
Local campaigners have accused Lewis council of "blinding inconsistencies and contradictions" after it declined £11,400 to fund the opening of a sports centre on the Sabbath.
Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:47
The Supreme Court of the state of Washington has unanimously ruled that a florist cannot discriminate against same-sex couples, in a ruling welcomed by American secularists.
Posted: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:40
The Family Division of the High Court has ruled against a man who claimed his marriage could only be dissolved under sharia, and that his wife must travel to Pakistan for a divorce.