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Newsline 25 July 2014

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Equality and Human Rights Commission: gender segregation at campus events “unlawful”

Equality and Human Rights Commission: gender segregation at campus events “unlawful”

News | Mon, 21 Jul 2014

The National Secular Society has welcomed new legal guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission clarifying that gender segregation of university and campus events is unlawful.

A parent’s perspective: a review of the ‘collective worship’ requirement is long overdue

A parent’s perspective: a review of the ‘collective worship’ requirement is long overdue

Opinion | Fri, 25 Jul 2014

As a parent of a 6 year old daughter, Alison Fenwick argues that the obligation on schools to 'worship' impinges on her parental right to raise her child in accordance with her own beliefs.

The world must respond to the cry of Iraq’s Christians

The world must respond to the cry of Iraq’s Christians

Opinion | Thu, 24 Jul 2014

Religious cleansing in Iraq is making a "hateful mockery" of international law which should protect people and uphold their freedom to follow our own beliefs, argues Lord Alton.


Essays of the Week

Celebrating diversity means imposing misogyny
(Nick Cohen, the Spectator)

Gender segregation: why the latest EHRC guidance for universities is a Secular victory
(Chris Malburn, Huffington Post)

British Muslims must confront the truth of the 'Trojan Horse' schools
(Douglas Murray, the Spectator)

NSS Speaks Out

Our executive director Keith Porteous Wood discussed the role of religion in schools on a number of BBC local radio stations, and NSS President Terry Sanderson appeared on LBC arguing against a proposal to Make Eid and Diwali Public Holidays.

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