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Secularist of the Year presentation 2007

Posted: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 07:05

This year’s £5,000 Irwin Prize for Secularist of the Year will be presented at a glittering lunchtime event in central London by Richard Dawkins.

Government Helps Church Retain Stranglehold On Education.

Posted: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 10:46

The head teacher of Monkseaton High School in Tyneside who wanted to set up a secular trust school has been rebuffed by the government.

The Public Don't Want More Faith Schools, And They Will Be Divisive

Posted: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 13:48

The Government’s proposal to open even more ‘faith schools’ was described today as “a self-inflicted disaster for both education and cohesion” by the National Secular Society

Rush To De-Baptise

Posted: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 12:46

The National Secular Society’s Certificate of Debaptism has now been accessed 100,000 times since it was put up on the web 5 years ago

Sacred Bull Action “Irresponsible And Anti-Social”

Posted: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 13:03

The National Secular Society has described action taken by worshippers at a Hindu Temple in Wales to prevent the slaughter of a bull that has tested positive for TB, as “irresponsible and anti-social”.

ASA Upholds Complaints Against Full Page Advert By Evangelical Christians

Posted: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 10:52

The National Secular Society welcomed a ruling released today by the Advertising Standards Agency against a full page advertisement in The Times by Coherent and Cohesive Voice seeking to raise alarm about the Sexual Orientation equality legislation being debated in Parliament earlier this year

Silver Ring Thing: Victory For Common Sense

Posted: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 16:03

The National Secular Society welcomed the High Court’s verdict today in not upholding teenager Lydia Playfoot’s challenge to a ban preventing her from wearing a Christian "purity ring".

Constitutional Reform: Undemocratic Church Privileges Retained And Further Concession Made To The Church Of England

Posted: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 11:25

The Government’s latest proposals on constitutional reform are missing a prime opportunity to modernize Britain’s democracy.

Blair’s legacy is a religious time bomb

Posted: Fri, 11 May 2007 11:52

Tony Blair is leaving behind him a religious legacy that could amount to a time bomb of conflict for the future, says the National Secular Society.

Secularists Will Challenge Threat To Stop R E Withdrawal

Posted: Wed, 09 May 2007 08:46

Proposals to scrap the right for parents to withdraw their children from Religious Education lessons have been attacked by the National Secular Society, on the grounds that such a move would be an abuse of human rights.