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Newsline 20 May 2016

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The gay community should recognise and oppose its chief oppressor

The gay community should recognise and oppose its chief oppressor

Opinion | Tue, 17 May 2016

While people of all faiths and none have campaigned for and against LGBTQ rights, the merger of religious and state power has always been the greatest threat to LGBTQ rights around the world and turns bigotry into discrimination, argues NSS president Terry Sanderson.

Fugitive London priest arrested in Kosovo over child abuse allegations

Fugitive London priest arrested in Kosovo over child abuse allegations

News | Mon, 16 May 2016

A top Benedictine monk who has been accused of child abuse has been arrested after five years on the run.

Did Christian charities really need twenty five years to complete a form?

Did Christian charities really need twenty five years to complete a form?

Opinion | Thu, 19 May 2016

A little known piece of legislation allows Christian charities to avoid complying with charity law. Who benefits, asks Ed Moore.

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation blocks 11 LGBT groups from attending UN Aids meetings

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation blocks 11 LGBT groups from attending UN Aids meetings

A group of 51 Muslim states has blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending a high-level meeting at the United Nations next month on ending Aids, sparking a protest by the US, Canada and the EU.

NSS Speaks Out

This week we appeared on LBC and Talk 2 Me Radio to discuss religious programming by the BBC. Our campaigns director Stephen Evans spoke to BBC local radio stations and our president Terry Sanderson spoke to LBC about the dozens of illegal religious schools uncovered by Ofsted since January. Stephen also went on Free Radio Shropshire and Black Country Radio to talk about discriminatory subsidises for transport to faith schools.

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