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Newsline 21 June 2013

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Why the Guides’ new Promise is something to be celebrated

Why the Guides’ new Promise is something to be celebrated

Opinion | Thu, 20 Jun 2013

With the uproar over the Girlguides omitting 'God' from its new Promise; Stephen Evans blogs on why this is a step in the right direction.

US President criticises faith schools during Northern Ireland visit

US President criticises faith schools during Northern Ireland visit

News | Thu, 20 Jun 2013

The US President, Barack Obama, has condemned 'faith schools' as 'divisive'' during a speech to an audience of young people and dignitaries ahead of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.

Catholic midwives face further legal challenge to “conscience” exemption

Catholic midwives face further legal challenge to “conscience” exemption

News | Mon, 17 Jun 2013

Two Catholic midwives who, in April, won a legal case at Scotland's supreme civil court for the right to conscientious exemption from all involvement in abortion procedures, now face a further legal challenge.

Conscientious objection in Scotland: a worrying precedent

Conscientious objection in Scotland: a worrying precedent

Opinion | Wed, 19 Jun 2013

With NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde seeking to appeal the ruling for the allowance of conscientious exemption from abortion procedures, Louise Finer of Reproductive Health Matters argues that judges must not forget the rights of women – to health, autonomy, dignity and respect

Multiculturalism and Cultural Relativism

Multiculturalism and Cultural Relativism

Opinion | Thu, 20 Jun 2013

Maryam Namazie argues why we must oppose the far-tight of all varieties, but also the pro-Islamist left and side with universalism, equality for all and secularism, irrespective of beliefs.

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NSS Speaks Out

NSS campaigns manager Stephen Evans was widely quoted on the Girlguides promise change. He was quoted by the Telegraph, Times (subscription), Independent, Guardian, Daily Express, Huffington Post BBC News, Sky News, LBC and the Metro

The story was also picked up by the Associated Press and Stephen was quoted in newspapers internationally, including The Washington Post, USA Today, Vancouver Sun and the Christian Broadcasting Network.

Stephen also took part in a phone-in on BBC Radio Five Live and was also interviewed on Radio London, BBC Liverpool and BBC Hereford and Worcester while NSS President Terry Sanderson was interviewed on Radio Kent, Radio Lincoln and Radio Belfast.

Stephen also appeared on BBC London News discussing our legal challenge to Woking Council over discriminatory parking charges, and was also quoted in the TES on extremism in schools.

Scottish spokesperson Alistair McBay had two letters in the Scotsman concerningSt Margaret's Catholic adoption agency here and here.

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