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Newsline 13 November 2015

This week has seen another case of de facto censorship, after a screening of a film about Mohammed's early life was cancelled by a Glasgow cinema. We are busy every week raising awareness about these cases and campaigning against the prevailing atmosphere of self-censorship and adherence to Islamist blasphemy laws. You can help too, by joining the NSS today, or seeing how else you can get involved in our work and campaigns. More encouragingly, a new report published by academics this week echoed what we've been saying for decades; that laws requiring worship in schools need urgent review.

Operation Christmas Child: Christian fundamentalism, gift-wrapped

Operation Christmas Child: Christian fundamentalism, gift-wrapped

Opinion | Thu, 12 Nov 2015

The Operation Christmas Child 'shoebox' appeal is a front for a project to convert children in predominantly Muslim countries to literalist Christianity. Parents should give it a wide berth, writes Stephen Evans.

Ted Cruz says the President of the United States should be “on his knees” before God “every day”

Ted Cruz says the President of the United States should be “on his knees” before God “every day”

Opinion | Mon, 09 Nov 2015

Young Americans might be turning away from Christianity, but the American religious right is more audacious than ever – and their rhetoric about 'religious freedom' barely conceals their theocratic aspirations, writes Benjamin Jones.

New York Times: In Religious Arbitration, Scripture Is the Rule of Law

New York Times: In Religious Arbitration, Scripture Is the Rule of Law

For generations, religious tribunals have been used in the United States to settle family disputes and spiritual debates. But through arbitration, religion is being used to sort out secular problems like claims of financial fraud and wrongful death.

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