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Newsline 20 November 2015

One week has passed since the Paris terror attacks – an assault on the French values that we should all cherish; freedom, secularism, democracy. The attacks were another grim reminder of Islamism's strength and influence. It is an ideology which requires a forceful defence of our freedoms; the right to speak your mind, to satirise, to critique – to live freely without the imposition of religion through any means, by law, or by force. These are values and rights the National Secular Society is totally committed to upholding. If you support our aims, there has never been a more urgent time to join the NSS, or see how else you can contribute. Vive la France.

A timid defence of free speech is no match for Islamism. We must do better.

A timid defence of free speech is no match for Islamism. We must do better.

Opinion | Wed, 18 Nov 2015

Society needs a much more vigorous defence of free speech than the one we are getting, with the 'elite' of society in academia, religion and politics offering a feeble and timorous defence, writes Benjamin Jones.

Anti-LGBT religious exemptions will be removed from Ireland’s equality legislation

Anti-LGBT religious exemptions will be removed from Ireland’s equality legislation

News | Tue, 17 Nov 2015

The National Secular Society has welcomed confirmation that Ireland's government is to amend the exemptions to equality law which permit religious discrimination.

Scottish evangelists identify Paganism as one of the “biggest threats to Western civilisation”

Scottish evangelists identify Paganism as one of the “biggest threats to Western civilisation”

Opinion | Mon, 16 Nov 2015

After the world suffered another grim reminder of the merciless Islamist ideology, the Solas Centre for Public Christianity warned instead that the re-emergence of Paganism in Scotland was one of the biggest threats to civilization, writes Alistair McBay.

Annual Report

Annual Report

Secularism's role has never been so important. Read our 2015 Annual Report to learn about our campaign work in the past year on faith schools, collective worship, freedom of speech, countering extremism, disestablishment, secular healthcare and a range of issues.

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