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Newsline 25 October 2013

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The RE Report – A missed opportunity

The RE Report – A missed opportunity

Opinion | Fri, 25 Oct 2013 by Keith Porteous Wood

The RE Council's report has been well received. However, with the decline in church attendance and increasing evangelism in schools, Keith Porteous Wood argues vital opportunities to reform RE have been missed.

Chaos in the workplace will follow if this case succeeds

Chaos in the workplace will follow if this case succeeds

Opinion | Mon, 21 Oct 2013

If an employer can reasonably accommodate religious requests without disrupting their business or disadvantaging their other staff, we have no objection. But if they can't, then employers should have the right to say "no" argues Terry Sanderson.

No new options on religious observance in Scottish schools

No new options on religious observance in Scottish schools

Opinion | Thu, 24 Oct 2013

Alistair McBay blogs about the widespread failure of schools in Scotland to make the opt-out to Religious Observance known and accessible to parents.

Do you know what a Concordat is?

Do you know what a Concordat is?

Opinion | Mon, 21 Oct 2013

Concordats are a little known tool of the Vatican to impose its dogma in to the public square. They are anti-democratic and anti-secular and, as Anne Marie Waters argues, are having a serious impact on the safety and health of millions of women.

Religious and conservative MEPs block vote on reproductive health and rights

Religious and conservative MEPs block vote on reproductive health and rights

News | Thu, 24 Oct 2013

Members of the European Parliament have blocked a vote on a progressive report that sought to promote the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of EU citizens and beyond.

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NSS Speaks Out

NSS Scottish spokesperson Alistair McBay was on Radio 5 Live talking about claims by the BBC's head of religion that Britain is now religiously illiterate.

The case of the Christian woman who is suing her employer for the right to have every Sunday off for religious reasons resulted in quotes in the Daily Mirror from Campaigns Manager Stephen Evans and an opinion piece by Terry Sanderson to accompany it. Terry Sanderson was also interviewed about this on BBC Three Counties. Keith Porteous Wood gave interviews on BBC Tees and BBC Radio London on the same topic.

The RE Council's new report on religious education saw the NSS quoted in the Daily Telegraph. Terry Sanderson was interviewed about it on Radio Gloucester and LBC radio

Keith Porteous Wood was quoted in the Cambridge News on the topic of the christening of the royal baby.

Terry Sanderson recorded a debate on the topic of religion in schools for Premier Christian Radio (to be broadcast on Saturday in the "Unbelievable" slot).

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