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Newsline 18 December 2015

This will be the last issue of Newsline in 2015, and we wish all of our members and supporters an enjoyable Christmas holiday and a happy new year. Take a look at all of our news from the past week below, including a seasonal, end-of-year message from our president Terry Sanderson reflecting on the challenges of 2015 and what lies ahead in the coming year.

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Secularism is on the front line

Secularism is on the front line

Opinion | Fri, 18 Dec 2015

Terry Sanderson, the recently re-elected president of the National Secular Society, reflects on the challenges of the past year and invites our members and supporters to take an active role supporting our campaign work in 2016.

NSS Speaks Out

This week we have been quoted in Pink News and the Stoke Sentinel on the debate about the Lord's Prayer cinema advert. NSS executive director Keith Porteous Wood spoke to Sky News and Radio 5 Live about supplementary religious schools, and he was quoted in the Church Times on the Woolf Commission's report on religion and belief in public life. Communications officer Benjamin Jones' response to a minister's recent claim that secularism alienated Muslims was picked up by the Christian Examiner, and he was also quoted on a street preacher's successful appeal against a public order conviction in Christian Today. Our serious concerns about the case were also noted by the Christian Institute,

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