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Newsline 12 April 2013

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Why so little openness in the establishment of these Sikh schools?

Why so little openness in the establishment of these Sikh schools?

Opinion | Tue, 09 Apr 2013

Last month the local press reported that a Sikh free school "remains on course to open in Hounslow in September": but there has been no reporting of the secrecy and subterfuge surrounding its establishment.

I’m grateful every day that I live in a secular society – and so should we all be

I’m grateful every day that I live in a secular society – and so should we all be

Opinion | Thu, 11 Apr 2013

Anne Marie Waters on why we need to remember – and everyone needs to know and understand – just how thankful we should be for secularism.

Free transport to “faith schools” axed in Leicester & Bath

Free transport to “faith schools” axed in Leicester & Bath

News | Thu, 11 Apr 2013

Councillors on Leicester City Council have approved changes to 'home to school' transport that will see an end to subsidies for pupils attending "faith schools" in the City.

Appeal: Modernising Leicester Secular Hall

Appeal: Modernising Leicester Secular Hall

News | Thu, 11 Apr 2013

Leicester Secular Society has launched an appeal to raise funds for the modernisation of Leicester Secular Hall. Besides Conway Hall in London, the Secular Hall is the only remaining dedicated secular building in the country.

NSS Speaks Out

Keith Porteous Wood was quoted in the Sunday Times in a story about the Equality and Human Rights Commission's new guidelines for the workplace (subscription required).

The story (and quote) were subsequently taken up by the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, and International Business Times. Terry Sanderson was on BBC Radio Humberside talking about this. Keith was interviewed by Voice of Russia radio about it.

Terry was also on BBC Radio Sussex talking about the Girl Guide troop kicked out of a church hall because they wouldn't attend services.

Scottish spokesperson Alistair McBay was quoted in a story in Scotland on Sunday about a councillor who claims to be able to produce miracle cancer cures. The story was subsequently picked up elsewhere and Terry Sanderson was quoted on STV, in the Aberdeen Press & Journal (not online) and The Scottish Sun.

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