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Newsline 15 November 2013

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Baroness Warsi and her self-serving anti-secular agenda

Baroness Warsi and her self-serving anti-secular agenda

Opinion | Wed, 13 Nov 2013

Terry Sanderson on Baroness Warsi's latest attempt to discredit secularism and promote the idea that religion and politics belong together.

Change is overdue to our sectarian coronation – even the heir to the throne seems to think so

Change is overdue to our sectarian coronation – even the heir to the throne seems to think so

Opinion | Tue, 12 Nov 2013

Terry Sanderson argues that the next coronation ceremony of a British monarch should be secular - a ceremony that is inclusive, and reflective of the diversity of Britain today.

A search for truth, or a trojan horse for religion in schools?

A search for truth, or a trojan horse for religion in schools?

Opinion | Tue, 12 Nov 2013

Alistair McBay questions the objectivity of a new educational resource that claims to "review, objectively and dispassionately, the case for the existence of God".

Egypt ranks worst for women’s rights in the Arab world

Egypt ranks worst for women’s rights in the Arab world

News | Thu, 14 Nov 2013

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has released the findings of its third annual poll of women's rights in the Arab world.

Turkish court lifts ban on hijabs for lawyers at bar association

Turkish court lifts ban on hijabs for lawyers at bar association

News | Tue, 12 Nov 2013

The Turkish Supreme Court has lifted the ban on female lawyers wearing hijabs when registering with the Turkish Bar Association.

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NSS Speaks Out

The NSS's campaign to de-religionise the cenotaph and Remembrance Day ceremonies was covered by the Mail on Sunday. The Sunday Times (subscription) carried a story about the NSS's questioning of the Church of England's domination of the coronation oath.

The Remembrance Day story was subsequently taken up by the Independent and the Guardian, who also covered the coronation oath. The story then appeared in newspapers around the world including The Australian.

Terry Sanderson was interviewed about the coronation on BBC Radio Leeds. He also spoke about about the Archbishop of Canterbury's claim that he has a right to interfere in politics on LBC radio.

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