Posted: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 by Terry Sanderson
With the Church of England is on its last legs, it's about time its continued involvement in state education was called into question, argues Terry Sanderson.
Posted: Sun, 09 Feb 2014 by Abhishek Phadnis
The mainstream media's craven refusal to print the Jesus & Mo cartoon seriously undermines the principle of free expression, and will further embolden professional offense takers, argues Abhishek Phadnis.
Posted: Fri, 07 Feb 2014 by David Clohessy
After hearing the UN's scathing attack on its child abuse record, the Vatican's counter-attack against its critics is a familiar tactic, argues David Clohessy
Posted: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 by Anne Marie Waters
Anne Marie Waters reports on an event, held on 4 February, organised by the Cutting Edge Consortium, a group which campaigns against homophobia in religion, and looks at how far religious belief should be, and is being, accommodated in employment and public life.
Posted: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson reflects upon some recent findings on mixed communities and integration, and the implication of those findings for our education system.
Posted: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 by Terry Sanderson
In reaction to Tony Blair's recent reflections on religious conflict, Terry Sanderson reflects upon the dangers of Blair's promotion of the "us" and "them" mentality.
Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 by Terry Sanderson
The UN's recent examination of the Holy See presented yet more evidence of the Catholic Church's responsibility for, and cover-up of, child abuse. Yet the Catholic majority remains persistently silent, argues Terry Sanderson.
Posted: Tue, 07 Jan 2014 by Alistair McBay
Alistair McBay examines the PR campaign behind an educational resource that seeks to bring creationism and intelligent design into the science classrooms of Scotland.
Posted: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 by Terry Sanderson
Being President of the National Secular Society is nothing if not unpredictable. And this year has been no exception for Terry Sanderson...
Posted: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 by Anne Marie Waters
Using the language of freedom, Islamists are turning back the clock on women's human rights. Segregation in universities is just another example, argues Anne Marie Waters.
Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 by Terry Sanderson
The Supreme Court has said that Scientology is a legitimate religion. This ruling undermines the automatic presumption that all religious groups are for the "public benefit", argues Terry Sanderson.
Posted: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 by Terry Sanderson
The Vatican's refusal to provide information requested by the United Nations on the alleged sexual abuse of children could mean Pope Francis's honeymoon period ends in ignominy, just like his predecessor, argues Terry Sanderson.
Posted: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 by Alistair McBay
Intelligent Design is back in shiny new packaging, labelled as 'evidence based and balanced' and getting into the science classrooms in Scotland, argues Alistair McBay.
Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 by Terry Sanderson
Mr Cameron gave Eric Pickles permission with the "Big Society" project. But we are going to have to ensure that he doesn't make the Big Society into one where only "people of faith" can contribute or benefit, argues Terry Sanderson.
Posted: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 by Max and Meg Wallace
The New Zealand Census is telling us citizens are moving away from religious identification while the government still embraces it. It's time for constitutional separation of church and state to be openly discussed, argue Max and Meg Wallace.
Posted: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 by Terry Sanderson
Anecdotal reports of a rise in Catholic mass attendance since the arrival of the new Pope do not seem to be supported by systematically obtained data – at least in USA., blogs Terry Sanderson.
Posted: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 by Anne Marie Waters
Baroness Warsi's partnership with the OIC means it is only a matter of time before we are completely silenced in the name of religious freedom, argues Anne Marie Waters
Posted: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 by Stephen Evans
The Church of England's intention is clear. State funded schools will be regarded as churches – and serve as pulpits for evangelisation, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 by Veronica Wikman
The Scottish Government must take action to remove the proselytising opportunity presented by religious observance in our schools, argues Veronica Wikman.
Posted: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 by Stephen Evans
Despite the claims of its critics, secularism protects the freedom of conscience for all citizens, and welcomes believers and non-believers into the public square on equal terms, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson on Baroness Warsi's latest attempt to discredit secularism and promote the idea that religion and politics belong together.
Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson argues that the next coronation ceremony of a British monarch should be secular - a ceremony that is inclusive, and reflective of the diversity of Britain today.
Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 by Alistair McBay
Alistair McBay questions the objectivity of a new educational resource that claims to "review, objectively and dispassionately, the case for the existence of God".
Posted: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 by A Teacher
A teacher's perspective on why faith schools should not be able to select staff and students based on their religion.