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Newsline 29 May 2015

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NSS calls for investigation of Orthodox Jewish schools after driving ban on mothers

NSS calls for investigation of Orthodox Jewish schools after driving ban on mothers

News | Fri, 29 May 2015

The NSS has called on the DfE to investigate two independent Orthodox Jewish schools following demands that pupils be barred if dropped off by mothers after a driving 'driving ban' was imposed on women.

The Catholic Church is now paying the price for its past in Ireland

The Catholic Church is now paying the price for its past in Ireland

Opinion | Tue, 26 May 2015

NSS executive director Keith Porteous Wood welcomes the Irish referendum result on marriage equality and argues that the Catholic Church's appalling recent history in Ireland shows it deserves to be discredited- as it now has been, by the overwhelming referendum "Yes" result.

Time for Christians of goodwill to say “Not In My Name”

Time for Christians of goodwill to say “Not In My Name”

Opinion | Tue, 26 May 2015

Most Christians don't feel the need to be exempt from equality legislation in order to live their lives in accordance with their religious beliefs. Terry Sanderson says it's time they spoke out against those that do.

Christian leaders need to prioritise their targets

Christian leaders need to prioritise their targets

Opinion | Thu, 28 May 2015

It is tiresomely common to have some Christian leaders describing secularism as intolerant, bigoted, militant or aggressive. At a time when Christians are being met with genuine persecution around the world, Benjamin Jones argues that Christian leaders should prioritise their targets and drop their hysterical language.

NSS Speaks Out

NSS executive director Keith Porteous Wood was quoted in the Express after an investigation into the Methodist Church uncovered reports of nearly 2,000 alleged abuse cases - including 914 allegations involving sexual abuse. Keith also appeared on BBC London to discuss the driving ban imposed on women by an Orthodox Jewish sect.

Both Keith and our campaigns manager, Stephen Evans, appeared on LBC this week to discuss the way in which religion is taught in schools.

Stephen also had a letter published in the Western Mail concerning the implications of a Catholic school's court victory against Swansea Council's transport to faith schools policy.

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