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Newsline 9 June 2017

Since the last Newsline the country has endured another terror attack, showing once more the urgent need for our entire society to actively confront and defeat Islamist extremism and the ideology that underpins it.

Meanwhile, the General Election has produced an unclear and fractured result. Whatever the precise composition of the next government, and however long it lasts for, we will be standing up for secularism and human rights.

Read our blog on the fallout from the election below, and show us your support today.

What happens next? Some thoughts on the election and the challenges to come

What happens next? Some thoughts on the election and the challenges to come

Opinion | Fri, 09 Jun 2017

The dust is beginning to settle. Whether you're delighted, dismayed or just surprised by last night's results there are challenges and opportunities to come.

We need to defend both our lives and our way of life

We need to defend both our lives and our way of life

Opinion | Thu, 08 Jun 2017

Terrorist atrocities have a way of bringing the nation together, albeit temporarily. We need a glue to keep us together, to protect our lives and our way of life, writes Stephen Evans.

Irish National Maternity Hospital: “Keep your rosaries off my ovaries!”

Irish National Maternity Hospital: “Keep your rosaries off my ovaries!”

Opinion | Mon, 05 Jun 2017

The determination to give a hospital to a disgraced religious order, in spite of public outrage, is the very antithesis of secularism. But the episode has prompted calls for fundamental changes in the relationship between church and state, writes Keith Porteous Wood.

Truth and evil – Why fundamentalism will continue to thrive in Britain

Truth and evil – Why fundamentalism will continue to thrive in Britain

Enough is indeed enough. Yet, as long as our political elite uses fundamentalists for their cynical power games, and civil society is largely oblivious to the problem of fundamentalism, fundamentalists will continue to thrive and grow.

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