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Newsline 17 July 2015

If you aren't a member already please consider joining the NSS today to help fund and support our campaign work which is entirely funded by our members' and supporters' contributions. Read on to see all of our news (and more) from the past week.

Quilliam is coming to Exeter- and here’s why

Quilliam is coming to Exeter- and here’s why

Opinion | Thu, 16 Jul 2015

The Quilliam Foundation promote a citizenship and human rights approach to tackling extremism. Charlie Evans is setting up the first Quilliam student group at Exeter University and hopes anyone who shares secular and liberal values will join this new student movement against political and religious extremism.

NHS pastoral care should be a non-discriminatory service for all

NHS pastoral care should be a non-discriminatory service for all

Opinion | Thu, 16 Jul 2015

If NHS Trusts want to provide pastoral care for all, then there is no rationale for restricting the role of chaplain to those of faith, argues Stephen Evans.

Why have I never taught a Jewish child?

Why have I never taught a Jewish child?

Opinion | Tue, 14 Jul 2015 by Dennis O’Sullivan

Is this the way to unite society – with faith schools teaching the supremacy of their ideology and how wrong the rest of us are, asks Dennis O'Sullivan, a headteacher with thirty-five years of experience in education.

Britain’s forgotten women: speaking to survivors of ‘honour’-based abuse

Britain’s forgotten women: speaking to survivors of ‘honour’-based abuse

Survivors of 'honour'-based abuse and forced marriage have chosen to leave their families behind, often as a means of staying alive. In doing so, they form part of a new scattered community of disowned human beings who are vulnerable and in urgent need of support. Yet, many are still being met with a lack of understanding from local authorities and services.

NSS Speaks Out

The NSS' opposition to the farcical prosecution of James McConnell, a Christian preacher, was noted in the Belfast Telegraph and by the Christian Institute in the past week.

Our campaigns manager Stephen Evans spoke on BBC WM, BBC Tees and BBC Radio Oxford on the subject of NHS chaplaincy provision. The Independent quoted the NSS on this topic last week.

Additionally our spokesperson for Scotland, Alistair McBay, had two letters published in the Scotsman on "religious apartheid in the education system" and on the need for inclusive education.

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