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Challenging Religious Privilege

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Religious conscience or discrimination?

Posted: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 16:52

The Archbishop has dug himself in deeper with his call for special legal privileges for all religions.

Archbishop’s Comments On Sharia Law Make Mockery Of Social Cohesion

Posted: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 17:01

The National Secular Society said today that there would be few British citizens who will not be both baffled and dismayed by BBC reports that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, believes the adoption of certain aspects of Sharia law in the UK "seems unavoidable" and might actually help social integration.

Scouts Challenged Over Discrimination against Non-Believers

Posted: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 09:45

The Scouting Association is to be challenged over its discriminatory policy against non-believers.

A Cross To Bear

Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 16:01

The results of a Christian worker's employment tribunal have been published: BA may not have been quite as prejudiced as they seemed.

Parliamentary attempt to abolish blasphemy law - your help needed

Posted: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 10:34

We have been working closely with our Honorary Associate Dr Evan Harris MP, who has identified an opportunity to challenge the blasphemy law in the House of Commons on Wednesday, 9 January.

Nick Clegg Should Be Commended For His Honesty, Not Pilloried

Posted: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 14:20

Reacting to the news that the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, has said that he doesn’t believe in God, the National Secular Society (NSS) said that he should be commended for his honesty.

Church Pressure On Catholic MPs ‘Sinister’

Posted: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 13:03

The National Secular Society has condemned as ‘sinister’ the news that a group of Catholic Labour MPs are threatening to defy the Government whip on embryology legislation, following a meeting with Cardinal Murphy O’Connor.

Theos Trying To Guilt-Trip Society over Christmas

Posted: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 09:03

The National Secular Society was dismissive of a report to be published tomorrow by the Christian think tank Theos claiming only 12% of adults have a detailed knowledge of the Christmas story.

‘Christianophobia’ Debate Is Paranoid And A Waste Of Parliamentary Time

Posted: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 12:46

The parliamentary debate called for on Wednesday 5 December by Mark Pritchard MP on ‘Christianophobia’ has been condemned by the National Secular Society as a bizarre display of religious paranoia and a waste of precious parliamentary time.

Teddy Bear Affair Just A Taster

Posted: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 17:18

The National Secular Society has written to an Ambassador to the United Nations to draw attention to severe dangers highlighted by the Gillian Gibbons affair.