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Newsline 26 April 2013

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Catholic midwives succeed in attempt to extend “conscience” exemption

Catholic midwives succeed in attempt to extend “conscience” exemption

News | Wed, 24 Apr 2013

Two Catholic midwives have won a legal battle for the right to conscientious exemption from all involvement with abortions. Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood argued that being required to supervise staff taking part in abortions violated their human rights.

Why are children being forced into faith schools?

Why are children being forced into faith schools?

Opinion | Thu, 25 Apr 2013

With the shortage of primary school places becoming more acute, NSS campaigns manager Stephen Evans draws attention to the scandal of families being left with no option other than to send their children to 'faith' schools.

Christian activists just won’t let it go

Christian activists just won’t let it go

Opinion | Mon, 22 Apr 2013

Numerous cases have been brought to British courts to try to prove Christians are being discriminated in the workplace, and all of them have failed. They have been to tribunals, Crown Courts, High Courts, Appeal Courts, the Supreme Court and then the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Fitnah! Movement for women’s liberation founded

Fitnah! Movement for women’s liberation founded

News | Thu, 25 Apr 2013

A new women's liberation group called Fitnah! has been created as a protest movement demanding freedom, equality, and secularism.

Despite secular constitution, Fiji government won’t rule out prayer at official functions

Despite secular constitution, Fiji government won’t rule out prayer at official functions

News | Tue, 23 Apr 2013

With Fiji set to become a secular state when the new constitution comes into effect, it has been confirmed that "general prayers acceptable to all" will be said in government organised functions.

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NSS Speaks Out

Keith Porteous Wood had this blog on the Politics.co.uk website ahead of the vote on caste discrimination in parliament on Monday. After the Government backed down he was quoted by the BBC, in the Independent, MSN India, Solicitors Journal and Economic Times (India).

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