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Newsline 26 July 2013

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How do we keep religious education out of the hands of the evangelists?

How do we keep religious education out of the hands of the evangelists?

Opinion | Mon, 22 Jul 2013

Terry Sanderson argues why we need a more balanced and secular approach to teaching religion in schools.

Same Sex Marriage Act - time to separate religion from politics

Same Sex Marriage Act - time to separate religion from politics

Opinion | Tue, 23 Jul 2013 by Keith Porteous Wood

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill has passed with overwhelming support. It has done little more than re-brand civil partnerships, but symbolically its passing was a breath-taking moment of the zeitgeist, writes Keith Porteous Wood.

Muslims must be protected. Islam must not.

Muslims must be protected. Islam must not.

Opinion | Wed, 24 Jul 2013

Terry Sanderson argues we must not allow the current attacks on the Muslim community to justify anything that looks even remotely like a blasphemy law.

Convictions for female genital mutilation: France - 100; Britain  0

Convictions for female genital mutilation: France - 100; Britain 0

Opinion | Thu, 25 Jul 2013

This country has a very poor record on the prevention of female genital mutilation. A new approach from the police could change that. But they need help, writes Joan Smith.

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NSS Speaks Out

Terry Sanderson was quoted in an American Public Media "Marketplace" report on the rise of sharia banking in the UK

NSS campaigns manager Stephen Evans was quoted in The Times about the Church of England's push to dominate religious education in schools (subscription). Keith Porteous Wood was on LBC radio on the same topic.

NSS Scottish spokesperson Alistair McBay was on the BBC1 Sunday Morning Live programme discussion about religious education. He was also quoted in the Ross-Shire Journal, Inverness Courier, North Star, Caithness Courier and the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald about the presence of unelected religious representatives on council education committees.

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