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Newsline 24 May 2013

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NSS condemns Flintshire Council's 'discriminatory' transport policy

NSS condemns Flintshire Council's 'discriminatory' transport policy

News | Wed, 22 May 2013

The National Secular Society has criticised a decision by Flintshire Council to discriminate against people without religious faith in its school transport arrangements.

Hull council latest to scrap free pupil transport to religious schools

Hull council latest to scrap free pupil transport to religious schools

News | Thu, 23 May 2013

Hull City Council is to cease discretionary funding transport for pupils attending "faith schools" from September 2014. The change will save £339,000 in 2014-15 according to council figures.

Women wake up – your dignity is negotiable

Women wake up – your dignity is negotiable

Opinion | Tue, 21 May 2013

Anne Marie Waters argues that when there is a clash between the rights and dignity of women and religious or cultural sensitivities, women always lose.

New "safe campus" website - radical silence on religious radicalism?

New "safe campus" website - radical silence on religious radicalism?

Opinion | Wed, 22 May 2013

Elizabeth O'Casey argues for the importance of recognising the specific role religious extremism plays in the radicalisation of UK campuses.

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NSS Speaks Out

Terry Sanderson gave an interview to Voice of Russia radio about the new analysis of the census figures. Stephen Evans discussed the figures on BBC Sussex. The NSS was quoted in the Telegraph on the same issue and in The Independent, Eurasia Review Turkish Weekly and the Digital Journal

Keith Porteous Wood was on BBC Midlands radio talking about the secular implications of gay marriage. Terry Sanderson was similarly quoted on the Channel 4 news website.

Scottish spokesperson Alistair McBay had this letter in the Scottish Herald.

Stephen Evans, the NSS campaigns manager, was quoted in the Chester Chronicle about the NSS's objections to children having to prove their religious commitment before getting free transport on the school bus to Flintshire "faith schools". The NSS's objection to separate Scout troops for religious groups was reported in The Andover Advertiser on the news of the formation of a Muslim scout troop in Basingstoke.

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