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Newsline 16 May 2014

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The Law Society should stay out of the theology business

The Law Society should stay out of the theology business

Opinion | Tue, 13 May 2014

Sadikur Rahman, of the Lawyers' Secular Society, argues that the Law Society's response to criticism of its sharia guidance misses the point that the society has gone beyond its mandate and given credibility to discriminatory practices.

Embedded religious privilege triumphs on Scottish education issues

Embedded religious privilege triumphs on Scottish education issues

Opinion | Mon, 12 May 2014

National Secular Society's spokesperson for Scotland, Alistair McBay, argues that the Scottish Parliament's has helped entrench religious privilege in the country's education system.

NSS Speaks Out

Terry Sanderson took part in a debate at Nottingham Secular Society with the motion "All religions should embrace secularism". The debate was filmed and is available on YouTube. Campaigns manager Stephen Evans was quoted in the Sun on Sunday over concerns religious hardliners are involved with inspecting independent 'faith schools'.

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