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Newsline 15 March 2003

"When I first joined I was motivated really by my atheism. Since that time however I have come to see the NSS as an organisation with a much broader and balanced agenda that I can subscribe to with enthusiasm. The removal of privileges from religion in all aspects of our lives has become very important to me. I am delighted to be a member." – John, NSS member, Norfolk.
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Pupils must "prove" their religion to qualify for free school buses

Pupils must "prove" their religion to qualify for free school buses

News | Sat, 09 Mar 2013

Flintshire County Council has launched a consultation on proposed changes to its discretionary home to school transport policy, that will require pupils attending faith schools to "prove" their religion to qualify for free school buses.

The sorry tale of the Catholic Church in Scotland continues to unfold

The sorry tale of the Catholic Church in Scotland continues to unfold

Opinion | Tue, 12 Mar 2013

As we await the inevitable media-inspired 'Popefest' from the Vatican, Alistair McBay wonders if the new Bishop of Rome will grasp the full meaning of the words transparency and accountability, and face up to the Herculean task of getting the Church's house in order.

Last chance to grab your place at Secularist of the Year 2013

Last chance to grab your place at Secularist of the Year 2013

News | Thu, 14 Mar 2013

There's just over a week to go until Secularist of the Year. If you haven't already done so, please book your place today, and join us as we celebrate secularism and award the Irwin Prize to a very worthy winner.

NSS speaks out

NSS campaigns manager Stephen Evans discussed the appointment of Pope Francis on BBC Radio London and BBC Radio WM. He was also quoted in this article on discrimination against the non-religious.

Edinburgh Secular Society spokesman Neil Barber appeared on Scotland Tonight to discuss the role of religion in society.

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