1. Skip to content

Trouble reading this email? View newsletter online.

Newsline 6 May 2016

Not a member? The most tangible way of supporting our work is by becoming a member and contributing funds to enable us to campaign effectively; the more we have, the more we can do. If you believe, as we do, that a secular Britain is our best chance to achieve true equality for all citizens, regardless of their religious beliefs, then please join us and become part of what is possibly the most important debate of the 21st century. Together we can create a fairer and more equal society.

Anniversary conference to celebrate 150 years of the National Secular Society

Anniversary conference to celebrate 150 years of the National Secular Society

News | Thu, 05 May 2016

The National Secular Society is pleased to announce a special conference to mark 150 years since the Society's founding and to debate the vital role of secularism in Britain and beyond.

Muddled-thinking on counter-extremism threatens free speech

Muddled-thinking on counter-extremism threatens free speech

Opinion | Wed, 04 May 2016

Leaks ahead of the Government's latest counter-extremism drive show that they have failed to balance freedom of speech with the impossible objective set out to legally challenge Islamist ideas in the "pre-criminal space."

NSS Speaks Out

In the past week the NSS has spoken to the BBC and LBC about protecting the right of parents to withdraw children from Religious Education classes. Our joint Defend Free Speech campaign was mentioned in Christian Today along with our concerns about elements of the Government's counter-extremism strategy. Our executive director Keith Porteous Wood was quoted in the Telegraph on reports that a Muslim group had said women could not travel more than 48 miles without a male chaperone.

This email has been sent to you by National Secular Society in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
Address: 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7404 3126

Please Note: Newsline provides links to external websites for information and in the interests of free exchange. We do not accept any responsibility for the content of those sites, nor does a link indicate approval or imply endorsement of those sites.

Please feel free to use the material in this Newsline with appropriate acknowledgement of source. Neither Newsline nor the NSS is responsible for the content of websites to which it provides links. Nor does the NSS or Newsline necessarily endorse quotes and comments by contributors, they are brought to you in the interests of the free exchange of information and open debate.