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Newsline 4 July 2014

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European Court of Human Rights upholds French ban on full-face veil

European Court of Human Rights upholds French ban on full-face veil

News | Tue, 01 Jul 2014

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a French law banning the wearing of the full-face veil in public, ruling that the law does not breach the European Convention on Human Rights.

Will the Equality Act be battered into submitting to religious exemptions?

Will the Equality Act be battered into submitting to religious exemptions?

Opinion | Mon, 30 Jun 2014

Misleading reporting of individual cases and calls for "conscience clauses" feed into a false narrative of Christian persecution aimed at undermining the Equality Act, argues Terry Sanderson.

Commission to investigate religion’s role in society

Commission to investigate religion’s role in society

Opinion | Thu, 03 Jul 2014

A commission has set itself up to "take the temperature of Britain's relationship with religion". But with so many vested interests on board, Terry Sanderson questions how objective its findings will be.

It’s not only Islamists who have Trojan Horses

It’s not only Islamists who have Trojan Horses

Opinion | Fri, 27 Jun 2014

Those with a vested interest in the continuation of 'faith schools' have started their fight back against the growing number of critics, says Terry Sanderson.

Terry Sanderson’s speech to the Religious Freedom Conference, Chatham

Terry Sanderson’s speech to the Religious Freedom Conference, Chatham

Opinion | Tue, 24 Jun 2014

On 21 June 2014, NSS President Terry Sanderson spoke at the Chatham Unitarian Church, about the importance of equalities protections and secularism to religious freedom. This is a transcript of his speech.

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