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UN quizzes Vatican over child abuse in detail

Posted: Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:39

For the first time, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has published a list of very detailed questions over clerical child abuse for the Holy See to address before its forthcoming examination before the Committee.

Girl Guides introduce new secular Promise for all

Posted: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:00

The National Secular Society has welcomed news that The Guide Association is to update its Promise to emphasise that guiding is open to all girls.

Church putting Catholic dogma before the law and best interests of the children – Catholic adoption agency should simply follow the law, says NSS

Posted: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:28

The National Secular Society (NSS) has rejected claims from the Catholic Church that its complaint to the Scottish Charity Regulator poses a threat to the future of St Margaret's adoption agency.

NSS launch legal challenge to worshippers' free parking permits

Posted: Sun, 02 Jun 2013 19:34

A legal challenge has been launched against Woking Borough Council's policy of offering free parking to worshippers while charging everyone else.

NSS welcomes European Court decision to refuse appeal to Christian activists

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2013 13:47

The National Secular Society has welcomed a decision by the European Court of Human Rights not to refer the cases of three British Christians to the Grand Chamber.

Victory for campaigners as Government outlaws caste discrimination

Posted: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:29

The National Secular Society has welcomed news that the UK Government has climbed down following its defeat last night in the House of Lords and agreed to make discrimination on grounds of caste unlawful.

Secularists commend House of Lords renewed support for UK victims of caste discrimination

Posted: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 09:20

The National Secular Society has praised the House of Lords for its renewed support of victims of caste discrimination in the UK after MPs last week rejected a Lords amendment to make discrimination on grounds of caste unlawful.

Secularist of the Year prize fund donated to girls’ education in honour of Malala Yousafzai

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:07

The National Secular Society is to donate its Secularist of the Year prize fund to a global charity campaigning to ensure girls everywhere have equal access to education.

Charity regulator upholds decision against Catholic adoption agency

Posted: Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:45

The National Secular Society has welcomed the decision by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) to uphold its original ruling over the charitable status of a Catholic adoption agency.

We will challenge the Catholic Church’s new restrictions on teachers, say secularists

Posted: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:22

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has issued a shocking new booklet warning teachers and governors at Catholic schools that they risk dismissal if they enter a relationship that is not approved by the Church.