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Newsline 19 April 2013

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Concerns remain over non-religious Academy’s revised admissions policy

Concerns remain over non-religious Academy’s revised admissions policy

News | Sat, 13 Apr 2013

A non-religiously designated academy in Solihull that planned to give priority in admissions to pupils from two religiously selective 'faith' schools has revised its decision.

It’s not fair! Why has Ireland got Ruairi Quinn, while we’re stuck with Michael Gove?

It’s not fair! Why has Ireland got Ruairi Quinn, while we’re stuck with Michael Gove?

Opinion | Mon, 15 Apr 2013

Terry Sanderson on Ireland's education minister Ruairi Quinn who, bit by bit, is challenging the stranglehold that the Catholic Church has over education in the Republic.

Poll shows we’d ask ‘deceased loved ones’ for advice before we’d ask a clergyperson

Poll shows we’d ask ‘deceased loved ones’ for advice before we’d ask a clergyperson

News | Thu, 18 Apr 2013

A Yougov poll commissioned for this week's Westminster Faith Debate has revealed the lack of extent to which people turn to religious leaders for "moral guidance".

Saudi religious police aren’t funny

Opinion | Wed, 17 Apr 2013

Terry Sanderson on the Saudi religious police who recently evicted three men from an annual cultural festival and sent them back to Abu Dhabi.

Appeal: Modernising Leicester Secular Hall

Appeal: Modernising Leicester Secular Hall

News | Thu, 11 Apr 2013

Leicester Secular Society has launched an appeal to raise funds for the modernisation of Leicester Secular Hall. Besides Conway Hall in London, the Secular Hall is the only remaining dedicated secular building in the country.

NSS Speaks Out

Keith Porteous Woodwas on Russian TV commenting on the decline in religious observance in the UK. Keith also wrote this article about protest and free speech for the Politics.co.uk website.

Terry Sanderson was interviewed on BBC Surrey about religious conflict in the workplace.

Can Prince Charles become ‘Defender of Faith?’

During April 2013 free access is available to an academic journal article by NSS Council member Norman Bonney on some constitutional issues concerning the monarchy and religion.

Norman Bonney's book 'Monarchy, Religion and the state: civil religion in UK, Canada, Australia and the Commonwealth' will be published in Autumn 2013 by Manchester University Press. More information here.

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