Posted: Mon, 08 Jan 2007 13:06
The National Secular Society has condemned an evangelical Christian group’s intention to petition to the Queen to intervene over Parliament’s introduction of anti-discrimination provisions to be a “publicity stunt seeking to sideline the democratic process”.
Posted: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 10:25
The National Secular Society has asked the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee to recommend clarifying the law to ensure that when a public body delegates functions such as faith based welfare to a private body, the latter is subject to a duty not to act in a way which is incompatible with human rights.
Posted: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 15:23
The National Secular Society has dismissed the reports of employers “banning Christmas” as exaggerated and misleading.
Posted: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 13:43
British Airways are entitled to enforce a uniform ban on jewellery, and should not be bullied for doing so, especially by Government ministers, says the National Secular Society.
Government Must Resist Knee-Jerk Reaction To Griffin Trial: Do Not Restrict Free Speech Even Further
Posted: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 22:53
It would be catastrophic for freedom of speech for the Government to rush to further tighten the law on religious hatred as a result of the acquittal of BNP leader Nick Griffin, says the National Secular Society.
Posted: Mon, 06 Nov 2006 17:20
The Theos report was criticised today by The National Secular Society (NSS) as “a recipe for disaster”.
Posted: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 10:51
The careers of tens of thousands of staff in publicly-funded faith schools have been put at risk because the Government has swept aside long-standing legal bans on discrimination against staff who do not share the religion of the school or do not have a religion at all.
Posted: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 06:34
The report from the Evangelical Alliance “Faith and Nation” is the best argument yet put forward for the urgent introduction of a secular constitution for Britain, says the National Secular Society.
Government to introduce religious discrimination in appointment of tens of thousands of head teacher and teaching support posts
Posted: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 10:52
The Government has quietly slipped into the new Education and Inspections Bill their intention to introduce religious discrimination or preconditions in the appointment of headteachers in the nearly three thousand religious schools that are controlled by local authorities. They are in future to be “appointed specifically to guide religious education in accordance with the tenets of the school’s specified religion”.
Posted: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:49
The Government is tinkering round the edges of the faith school problem rather than confronting it in the radical way that is required, says the National Secular Society.