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Challenging Religious Privilege

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Whatever The Archbishop Says, Viewers Want Less Religion On TV, Not More

Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 17:23

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s plea for more religion on the BBC is not supported by viewers.

Christian nurse is no martyr

Posted: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 12:03

The NSS doesn’t want nurse Petrie sacked. Her skills and commitment are not in question. But we do want her to understand that she cannot use her privileged access to the homes of private individuals as a pulpit, and the disciplinary hearing should elicit from her a promise that she will not repeat this.

Homophobic fireman should have been challenged

Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 16:18

The news that a fireman in Scotland who refused to hand out safety leaflets at a gay pride event had reached an out of court settlement with his employers was greeted with dismay by the National Secular Society today.

A Seasonal Message from the President

Posted: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 13:29

The economic downturn is being seen by the churches as an opportunity for them to bring people back to religion. Vicars are reporting more bums on pews, priests are telling us that mass attendance is rising.

Christian registrar decision overturned on appeal

Posted: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 15:09

Islington Council (in north London) has won its appeal today against a ruling that it unlawfully discriminated against a Christian registrar who refused to perform same-sex civil partnerships. The National Secular Society has hailed as “a victory for common sense”

One Law for All campaign launched

Posted: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 15:26

The One Law for All campaign was launched at the House of Lords on International Human Rights Day, 10 December, 2008. It draws attention to the problems of Sharia.

Launch of One Law for All - Campaign against Sharia law in Britain

Posted: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 06:58

The One Law for All campaign, which is seeking legislation to curb the influence of Sharia law in Britain, will be launched at the House of Lords on International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2008.

Christian Group’s Intimidation Tactics Must Be Challenged

Posted: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 11:12

The police must act against a Christian group using intimidation and bullying against bookshops and artists to attempt censorship of what it considers ‘blasphemous’ art, says the National Secular Society.

Government must crack down on creationists in science classes

Posted: Fri, 07 Nov 2008 11:11

Secularists are calling on the Education Secretary, Ed Balls, to crack down hard on the teaching of creationism in schools. The call comes in the light of a new survey from Teachers TV showing that 30% of teachers support the idea of creationism being given equivalent status to evolution.

Minority faith schools will be a disaster for cohesion

Posted: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 14:58

The NSS will deliver a speech at an education seminar in the European Parliament in Brussels today to underline the danger for cohesion of minority faith schools.