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Newsline 22 February 2013

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Cash-strapped Kent may restore subsidised school transport

Cash-strapped Kent may restore subsidised school transport

News | Wed, 20 Feb 2013

A council that is facing devastating cuts to services and employment is considering reinstating free transport to "faith schools" after scrapping it last year.

Marie Curie ComRes poll shows 37% have no religion

Marie Curie ComRes poll shows 37% have no religion

News | Wed, 20 Feb 2013

A ComRes poll for Marie Curie Cancer Care is the latest to ask people about their religious affiliations. Of the 2,601 questioned, 53% said they were Christian, 37% said they had no religion, 8% were other religions and 2% did not say.

Is Europe secular or Christian?

Is Europe secular or Christian?

Opinion | Fri, 15 Feb 2013

Revd Dr Darrell Jackson's analysis of secularity reveals that contemporary Europe is simultaneously experiencing 'pre-secularity', secularity, and 'post-secularity' but finds a surprising number of mentions of God, the church and religion in the constitutions of individual countries.

Turkey wants to retrieve children adopted by Christians and gays

Turkey wants to retrieve children adopted by Christians and gays

News | Fri, 22 Feb 2013

Turkey recently launched a campaign to retrieve Turkish children in European countries who have been taken from their parents and given to Christian couples, starting the process by taking back children from gay and lesbian couples.

Trial of Bradlaugh and Besant to be examined in new play

Trial of Bradlaugh and Besant to be examined in new play

News | Fri, 22 Feb 2013

A new play by Derek Lennard, The Fruits of Philosophy (Such a scandal!) which examines secularism and free thought in Victorian Britain will be presented at Conway Hall on Friday 15 March at 7.30pm.

Have you got your ticket for Secularist of the Year? Book now and avoid disappointment

Have you got your ticket for Secularist of the Year? Book now and avoid disappointment

News | Fri, 01 Feb 2013

This year's Secularist of the Year lunch is approaching (Saturday 23 March) and it promises to be a very special occasion. We hope that you'll join us for the NSS's premier social event.

NSS Speaks Out

The NSS caused a stir when it drew attention to the UN report that criticised the USAfor its lax approach to clerical child abuse. When the story was picked up by Reuters it made it into the Chicago Tribune, Yahoo News, Global Post, Straits Times, South Africa Independent, Bangor Daily News, The Malaysia Star, SA Times, Digital Journal, Columbus Dispatch, Pakistan Daily Times, WorldWide Religious News and the Hartford Courant.

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