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Challenging Religious Privilege

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Sex Education: Government amendment is betraying children in faith schools

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 14:29

The Government is bowing to religious pressure and amending the Children Schools and Families Bill today to allow faith schools to teach about contraception and homosexuality in their own way.

Labour risks alienating voters by over-playing religion

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 14:23

Labour’s Scottish Secretary, Jim Murphy, risks alienating the Party’s core vote if he continues to insist that it embrace a religious agenda.

Pope should be challenged, not given uncontested slot on Thought for the Day

Posted: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 17:16

The National Secular Society today responded to reports that the BBC have invited to the Pope to take part in Radio 4’s Thought for the Day.

BBC must not become an evangelical wing of the Church of England

Posted: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 17:30

Church of England claims that the BBC is sidelining religious broadcasting are untrue and self-serving, says the National Secular Society.

Government’s “faith advisors” a cynical ploy and an insult to non-religious Britons

Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 16:13

The appointment by the Government this week of thirteen “faith advisors” has been condemned today by the National Secular Society as an affront to the majority of British people who do not look to organised religion for guidance.

Vatican held to account at UN over child abuse

Posted: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 14:48

The Vatican has been accused of evading its responsibilities over child abuse and trying to distract attention from its crimes by accusing other faiths of having even worse records.

Protests planned for Pope’s visit

Posted: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 21:05

Protests are already being planned for the visit of the Pope to Britain next September. The National Secular Society says it will organise a campaign to make clear to the Pope that whatever celebrations the Government lays on for him, he is not welcomed here by everyone.

Plea to psychiatrists’ governing body to ditch gay cure therapies

Posted: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 12:18

Psychiatrists should stop offering homosexuals therapies that promise to change their sexual orientation, say secularists.

GALHA hits thirty and grows in vigour and influence

Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2009 09:46

The National Secular Society congratulates the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) on its thirtieth anniversary, which is being celebrated at an event next week at the Bishopsgate Institute in London.

Religious demands costing NHS over £40 million a year

Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2009 16:38

Churches and religious organisations should fund their own presence in hospitals, says the National Secular Society, after it discovered that chaplaincy services are costing the National Health Service more than £32million.