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Newsline 25 April 2014

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The debate over David Cameron’s call to Christianity has taken a wrong turn

The debate over David Cameron’s call to Christianity has taken a wrong turn

Opinion | Tue, 22 Apr 2014

Terry Sanderson argues that the debate over David Cameron's assertions that the UK is a "Christian Nation" has led away from the important question of whether it should be.


Secular lawyers question Law Society about guidance on sharia-compliant wills

Secular lawyers question Law Society about guidance on sharia-compliant wills

News | Thu, 24 Apr 2014

Secular lawyers concerned by the publication of a practice note on Sharia succession rules by the Law Society have written to the Society outlining their concerns.

NSS Speaks Out

Terry Sanderson was quoted on the front page lead story in the Independent on David Cameron's remarks about Britain being a Christian country and also the BBC website. He was also interviewed on BBC 3 counties and BBC Coventry and Warwickshire. Keith Porteous Wood was on Radio Lincoln.

Campaigns manager Stephen Evans was on BBC Radio 5 Live talking about the human rights implications after non-Sikh parents objected to their children being allocated places at a Sikh "faith school". He was also on the BBC Asian Network on the same topic and BBBC Radio Berkshire.

Wales online picked up our comments about a headteacher whose contract had been withdrawn for a job in a Catholic 'faith school' because of his "marital situation".

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