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Newsline 29 January 2016

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Secularism protects us all. Let's embrace it.

Secularism protects us all. Let's embrace it.

Opinion | Wed, 27 Jan 2016

Britain today is one of the most religiously diverse countries in the world, with more non-believers than ever before. With society at risk of fragmenting along religious lines, secularism could be our salvation, argues Stephen Evans.

Schools where face veils are a “barrier” to learning and social interaction to be marked down by Ofsted

Schools where face veils are a “barrier” to learning and social interaction to be marked down by Ofsted

News | Tue, 26 Jan 2016

The head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw has announced that he is giving his "full support" to schools that "take a stand against the inappropriate wearing of the veil."

Spotlight: This hard-hitting film salutes the journalists who exposed the power of a deeply corrupt institution

Spotlight: This hard-hitting film salutes the journalists who exposed the power of a deeply corrupt institution

Opinion | Thu, 28 Jan 2016

Keith Porteous Wood previews Spotlight, the hard-hitting film which depicts the Boston Globe's investigation into the cover-up of child sex abuse by the Catholic Church.

NSS Speaks Out

This week we have been quoted in the Times, Telegraph and Oxford Mail on Ofsted offering its support to schools that ban the face veil. Executive director Keith Porteous Wood spoke on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio London and BBC Radio 5 on this topic. Keith was also quoted in the Sunday Times on religious marriages. The Government's clampdown on complaints about faith school admissions attracted significant media attention, and NSS campaigns manager Stephen Evans was quoted by the Independent and BBC commenting on this.

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