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Newsline 26 February 2016

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For richer or poorer – where is the Church of England?

For richer or poorer – where is the Church of England?

Opinion | Tue, 23 Feb 2016

Is the Church really as poor as it claims? Ed Moore, treasurer of the National Secular Society, considers the extent of the Church of England's considerable wealth.

Call for Muslim women to be better informed about legal rights relating to marriage and divorce

Call for Muslim women to be better informed about legal rights relating to marriage and divorce

News | Fri, 26 Feb 2016

A report from the Muslim Women's Network (MWNUK) has called for greater efforts to promote women's legal rights, warning that some Muslim men are using marriage and divorce as a "psychological tool against women".

An open letter in support of Salman Rushdie

An open letter in support of Salman Rushdie

We condemn the Iranian fatwa against Salman Rushdie and the added bounty. We stand with Rushdie and the many Iranian freethinkers and writers languishing in prison, or facing the death penalty, for exercising their right to free expression and thought.

We need mandatory reporting laws to uncover institutional child abuse

We need mandatory reporting laws to uncover institutional child abuse

Spotlight, which recounts the battle of reporters on the Boston Globe in 2000-2002 to expose a decades-long child abuse scandal in one of the world's richest and most powerful Catholic dioceses, could not be more topical.

NSS Speaks Out

We were quoted this week in the Guardian on alternatives to the current faith-based model of hospital chaplaincy – which sees the NHS funding religious chaplaincy at the cost of £25 million.

Our executive director Keith Porteous Wood was quoted in the Telegraph on the Church of England's inquiry into the case of Bishop Peter Ball.

The NSS' support for a student campaigning to reform collective worship in Northern Ireland was noted by the Derry Journal.

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