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Newsline 30 November 2012
NSS call on EU Presidents to protect women's right to life

NSS call on EU Presidents to protect women's right to life

News | Tue, 27 Nov 2012

The Presidents of the European Council and European Commission today heard a plea for greater protection for pregnant women's right to life following the death of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland.

Cracks appearing in NHS, but chaplains sail on regardless

Cracks appearing in NHS, but chaplains sail on regardless

Opinion | Wed, 28 Nov 2012

Terry Sanderson suggests prayer will be the only "treatment" available in hospitals soon as they close and go bankrupt.

Muslim radio station fined £4,000 for saying homosexuals should be tortured and beaten up

Muslim radio station fined £4,000 for saying homosexuals should be tortured and beaten up

News | Tue, 27 Nov 2012

A Muslim radio station in Leeds has been fined £4,000 by the media regulator Ofcom after one of its presenters said that homosexuals should be tortured and beaten up.

Why won’t the Government get serious about caste discrimination?

Why won’t the Government get serious about caste discrimination?

Opinion | Wed, 28 Nov 2012

Stephen Evans argues that it's time for the Government to stop dragging its heels and outlaw discrimination and harassment on the grounds of caste.

The Malala Effect

The Malala Effect

Opinion | Wed, 28 Nov 2012

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Poll shows Turks want secularism

Poll shows Turks want secularism

News | Wed, 28 Nov 2012

An overwhelming majority of Turkish people want secularism to be included in the country's new charter, a recent survey conducted by KONDA for the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) has revealed.

NSS speaks out

Terry Sanderson was on LBC radio talking about religious education and the new Oxford University report.

From the web

The atheist Ricky Gervais is more Christ-like than Rev Pat Robertson, according to this commentator.

New Jesus & Mo book – the perfect seasonal gift for the atheist in your life!

Looking for Christmas gift for the atheist in your life? The latest collection of Jesus & Mo comics, Folie à Dieu, is available to order. It contains 170 strips, and has a foreword by Richard Dawkins.

The Jesus & Mo cartoons have garnered a world-wide reputation for making concise and cutting satirical points in the four boxes the strip allows. Often hilarious, frequently wry, these cartoons do what all the best cartoons do: they tell the truth through humour.

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