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Newsline 28 June 2013

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A secular society is the key

A secular society is the key

Opinion | Mon, 24 Jun 2013

Oliver Kamm explains why a Charedi faith schools' refusal to teach evolution doesn't just impoverish children's minds, but also violates their rights.

New EU guidelines on religion and belief make plain that no religion is entitled to special rights

New EU guidelines on religion and belief make plain that no religion is entitled to special rights

Opinion | Thu, 27 Jun 2013

The EU Foreign Affairs Council this week adopted a report with 71 Guidelines to promote the right to freedom of religion and belief worldwide. Terry Sanderson highlights here some notable quotes.

Lords’ wrecking amendments to equal marriage bill fail

Lords’ wrecking amendments to equal marriage bill fail

News | Tue, 25 Jun 2013

This week saw the conclusion of the House of Lords' debate on the equal marriage bill in its committee stage. All those amendments seeking to wreck the bill were either defeated or withdrawn.

Government has a “duty” to provide Catholic Education, says Archbishop

Government has a “duty” to provide Catholic Education, says Archbishop

News | Tue, 25 Jun 2013

One of the Vatican's most senior clerics has used a visit to Scotland to reinforce the message that the provision of faith schools by the state is a fundamental right of Catholic families.

Malta wants to be rid of some of the Catholic Church’s oppressive privileges

Malta wants to be rid of some of the Catholic Church’s oppressive privileges

News | Thu, 27 Jun 2013

The Maltese Prime Minister had a meeting with the Pope at the Vatican this week, with the intention of negotiating changes to the concordat between Malta and the Holy See.

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NSS Speaks Out

The BBC's research into hospital chaplains resulted in the NSS being quoted in MSN and on the Press Association wire. Terry Sanderson, Stephen Evans, and Keith Porteous Wood did radio interviews on BBC London, Leeds, Northampton, York and Tees.

Terry Sanderson was quoted in an Independent story about the fall in the number of religious marriages

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