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Newsline 12 June 2015

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Anti-Muslim bigotry and the problem, with ‘Islamophobia’

Anti-Muslim bigotry and the problem, with ‘Islamophobia’

Opinion | Thu, 11 Jun 2015

Islamists are again using the victims of anti-Muslim bigotry to advance their agenda. Once again, a British university has aided this project in a conference on 'Islamophobia' which undermined and demonised ex-Muslims as "McCarthyites".

Northern Ireland anti-abortion measure “strongly supported” by religious groups

Northern Ireland anti-abortion measure “strongly supported” by religious groups

News | Tue, 09 Jun 2015

A coalition of religious groups offered 'strong support' to proposed legislation in Northern Ireland which would have introduced a ten year prison sentence for carrying out an abortion.

NSS Speaks Out

NSS executive director Keith Porteous Wood was quoted in the Telegraph criticising the Pope's plans to create a tribunal to hear the cases of bishops accused of covering up child sex abuse. Our full response can be seen above.

The NSS was also quoted in the Catholic Herald on religious persecution, in an article on why "Catholics must stick up for atheists".

NSS president Terry Sanderson was mentioned in the Sunday Times, which noted our report on the case of a Christian nursery worker found to have been wrongly sacked. He pointed out that the case demonstrated that Christians are also protected by equality laws. We were also quoted in Christian Today and Ekklesia on this story.

Campaigns manager Stephen Evans was quoted in the Mid Devon Gazette, after Tiverton Town Council voted to hold prayers during official meetings- over the objections of some councillors.

Since last week's Newsline, our response to Tony Blair's proposals on anti-Semitism and holocaust denial was also picked up by both the Economist and Christian Today.

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