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Newsline 8 February 2013

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Fears that faith-based admissions criteria are infiltrating community schools through feeder schools

Fears that faith-based admissions criteria are infiltrating community schools through feeder schools

News | Fri, 01 Feb 2013

Concerns have been raised that faith based admissions criteria are being indirectly applied to community schools when 'faith' schools become feeder schools.

Local parents object to academy’s plans to prioritise church school pupils

Local parents object to academy’s plans to prioritise church school pupils

News | Thu, 07 Feb 2013

Residents of Solihull have reacted angrily to a non-religiously designated academy's proposals to give priority in admissions to pupils from two religiously selective 'faith' schools.

Will the new Archbishop’s evangelical fervour aid destruction of the welfare state?

Will the new Archbishop’s evangelical fervour aid destruction of the welfare state?

Opinion | Wed, 06 Feb 2013

Terry Sanderson asks if the new Archbishop's determination to "bring people to Jesus" will result in him colluding in the destruction of state-run welfare services.

There is no American-style Religious Right in Britain, but the general theo-political landscape is lurching rightward

There is no American-style Religious Right in Britain, but the general theo-political landscape is lurching rightward

Opinion | Wed, 06 Feb 2013

A new report by the Theos think-tank throws some interesting light on the evangelical Christian groups that have pushed themselves to the forefront of religio-political activism in the past couple of decades.

Here is why Sharia Law has no place in Britain or elsewhere

Here is why Sharia Law has no place in Britain or elsewhere

Opinion | Wed, 06 Feb 2013

Human Rights activist Nahla Mahmoud explains why we should all unequivocally demand one equal law for everyone – both in the UK and abroad.

Education for Choice launch report into abortion education in UK schools

Education for Choice launch report into abortion education in UK schools

Opinion | Tue, 05 Feb 2013

A new report from a charity that supports young people's right to informed choice on abortion has revealed the extent of poor-quality education on the topic.

Pope gives personal backing to Europe wide anti-abortion push

Pope gives personal backing to Europe wide anti-abortion push

News | Wed, 06 Feb 2013

The Pope has given his personal support to a campaign being run by right-wing Catholics to have abortion "defunded" throughout the European Union.

Have you got your ticket for Secularist of the Year? Book now and avoid disappointment

Have you got your ticket for Secularist of the Year? Book now and avoid disappointment

News | Fri, 01 Feb 2013

This year's Secularist of the Year lunch is approaching (Saturday 23 March) and it promises to be a very special occasion. We hope that you'll join us for the NSS's premier social event.

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NSS Speaks Out

Keith Porteous Wood was quoted in the Daily Mail on the topic of the new Catholic guidelines covering the private lives of teachers in Catholic schools. The story had been picked up from the Times Educational Supplement. It was also picked up by the Irish Independent and Yorkshire Post.

Terry Sanderson was quoted in the Sunday Times (subscription) on the gay marriage battle. He was quoted in the Daily Express about the so-called atheist church in Islington.

The dwindling of religious belief in Wales was explored in the Western Mail and the NSS was quoted.

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