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Tear Fund Report Provides Best Evidence Yet That The UK Is A Secular Society

Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2007 13:58

A survey just released by Tearfund, a relief and development agency working in partnership with Christian churches, confirms that a significant majority of the population are not involved in churches and do not hold the most basic of Christian beliefs.

Equality Regulations – Are The Churches Now Going To Carry Out Their Threats?

Posted: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 13:00

The National Secular Society has welcomed the approval last night by the House of Lords of the Sexual Orientation Regulations. These give protection against discrimination in the provision of goods, services (including education) and accommodation.

Government Stands Up For Equality, Forcing Religious to Back Down

Posted: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 06:55

The National Secular Society has welcomed publication today of the Sexual Orientation Regulations in a form that does not permit any new religious opt outs.

College Principals Should Stand Up For Free Speech Instead Of Supporting The Censors

Posted: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 07:46

Staff and students at Clare College should make a stand for free speech instead of backing those who would destroy it, says the National Secular Society (NSS).

Why Is The Government Scared Of Sacking The Bishops?

Posted: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 13:58

By not completely abolishing the Bench of Bishops in the House of Lords, the Government is missing a perfect opportunity to bring Britain’s parliament into line with the rest of the Western world, says the National Secular Society.

Roman Catholic Church Demonstrates Its Unsuitability for Faith Based Welfare

Posted: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 16:45

The statement by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor on the Radio 4 Today programme today was dismissed as “an attempt to place churches above the law” say the National Secular Society.

Granting Exemptions Will Spur Bishops On To Make New Demands, Say Secularists

Posted: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 19:12

The confrontation over the Sexual Orientation Regulations is creating a major conflict between where the rights of the church end and democracy begins, says the National Secular Society.

Equality Regulations: Catholic Blackmail Must Not Be Allowed To Succeed

Posted: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 12:21

Catholic pressure being applied to the Government over the new gay rights law was condemned by the National Secular Society as "straightforward blackmail that risks undermining democracy".

Catholic Dogma Must Not Be Written Into British Equality Regulations

Posted: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 14:26

Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly must not be allowed to write Catholic dogma into British law, says the National Secular Society (NSS).

Sexual Orientation Regulations (N.I.): Commons Should Vote For Equality and Human Rights, Not Religious Bigotry

Posted: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 06:39

As MPs prepare to debate the Sexual Orientation Regulations tomorrow (Wednesday), the National Secular Society urges them to ignore the inflammatory and dishonest religious campaigns that caused such controversy last week when the House of Lords debated the issue.