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Newsline 14 November 2014

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Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

Opinion | Thu, 13 Nov 2014

Every year the National Secular Society is contacted by parents upset to discover that a festive charitable project in their children's school is unwittingly making them tools for evangelisation. Alastair Lichten looks at some of their concerns.

Assisted Dying: It is now a case of ‘when’, rather than ‘if’

Assisted Dying: It is now a case of ‘when’, rather than ‘if’

Opinion | Tue, 11 Nov 2014

On Friday 7 November the Assisted Dying Bill was debated in the House of Lords. The executive director of the National Secular Society, Keith Porteous Wood, who attended last Friday's debate, reports back about the debate and the Bill's progress.

Glasgow University investigates impact and extent of religious privilege

Glasgow University investigates impact and extent of religious privilege

News | Fri, 14 Nov 2014

Researchers in the history and law departments of Glasgow University are beginning a research project to map the historical and current religious privileges in Scotland's laws.

Who are the true Muslims – all or none?

Who are the true Muslims – all or none?

Opinion | Thu, 13 Nov 2014

Moderate believers argue that Isis has misinterpreted the Koran. But no one can determine who is right or wrong, argues Matthew Syed.

NSS Speaks Out

Our call for a secular ceremony of remembrance was featured on BBC R4's Sunday Programme, and NSS executive director Keith Porteous Wood also discussed the need to secularise remembrance with Iain Dale on LBC. Keith also represented the NSS at this week's European Parliament Platform for Secularism in Politics (EPPSP) meeting in Brussels.

Our campaigns manager Stephen Evans appeared on a BBC South West News headline story​ about plans for an independent school to be run by the controversial Winners Chapel Church, which has links to the 'witch-slapping' Bishop David Oyedepo. Stephen also appeared across a number of local BBC radio stations to discuss the role of the Church in education. Additionally, he spoke at a Policy Exchange event in Westminster on animal welfare, where he called for an end to the exemption that allows religious communities to slaughter animals without pre-stunning.

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