Posted: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:33
Renewed calls have been made for a national debate about the requirement on schools to hold acts of collective worship. The calls came during an Education Committee evidence session on extremism in schools.
Posted: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:53
The National Secular Society has criticised a decision by Central Bedfordshire Council to reinstate a Christian registrar who was previously dismissed after refusing to conduct same-sex weddings.
Posted: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:13
Hundreds of thousands of German tax-payers are leaving their officially designated religions to avoid paying a 'church tax' levy on capital gains.
Posted: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:15
The National Secular Society has expressed concern that a school linked to a controversial Pentecostal Nigerian 'witch hunter' pastor is set to open in England.
Posted: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:13
Non-religious parents in St Albans have been told by the local authority that the only state education they can offer their children is at a faith school.
Posted: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:03
Former MEP and NSS honorary associate Michael Cashman has been appointed to the House of Lords as a Labour peer.
Posted: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:50
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a call for evidence from individuals and organisations about how their religion or belief may have affected their experiences in the workplace and in using the services and...
Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:23
The National Secular Society has called on the Home Secretary to deny a controversial Pentecostal Nigerian 'witch hunter' pastor entry into the UK.
Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:51
A Christian lobby group is threatening the Government with a judicial review over its plans to introduce new standards for independent schools aimed at reinforcing equality and fundamental values.
Education secretary to cut public funding to nurseries promoting 'extremist views' – including creationism
Posted: Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:49
The Government has announced plans to cut public funding to nurseries that teach creationism as scientific fact or fail to promote 'British values', Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced.
Posted: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:10
The National Secular Society has backed Government plans to tackle religious extremism in schools by reinforcing principles of equality and fundamental values – but has argued that proposed new standards don't go far enough.
Posted: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:48
The first British clergyman to marry a same-sex partner has had a job offer as an NHS chaplain withdrawn after a Bishop revoked his permission to officiate.
Claim that children's religious freedoms breached by scrapping of free transport to faith schools rejected by secularists
Posted: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:53
A Conservative Assembly Member for South Wales has claimed that not providing free transport to faith schools breaches a child's right to manifest a religion.
Judge rules seriously ill teenager should receive treatment involving “blood products” against mother’s religious objections
Posted: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:37
A High Court Judge has ruled that doctors can administer "plasma exchange treatment" to a seriously ill teenager after the boy's mother objected on religious grounds.
Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:19
Labour's policy making body – the National Policy Forum – has come under fire for adopting an equality statement appears not to cover non-religious people.
Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:51
Justice Minister Simon Hughes has said Britain should not be "culturally embarrassed" about challenging Muslims over the wearing of the veil or the segregation of women.
Posted: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:39
Germany's biggest selling newspaper, Bild am Sonntag, has had to apologise for an editorial comment piece which has sparked debate and controversy in the country for its criticism of Islam.
Posted: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:43
MPs have debated an e-petition calling for Muslims and Hindus to have the most important days in their faiths recognised in law, through the creation of two new public holidays.
‘Trojan’ report finds deliberate action to promote intolerant and aggressive Islamist agenda in schools
Posted: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:41
A report commissioned by former education secretary Michael Gove in April to investigate claims of a plot to takeover state schools in Birmingham has uncovered evidence of "co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained action to introduce an intolerant and aggressive Islamist ethos into some schools in the city".
Posted: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:02
The National Secular Society has welcomed new legal guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission clarifying that gender segregation of university and campus events is unlawful.