Posted: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 16:37
The National Secular Society has condemned the decision to allow registrars to opt out of conducting civil partnerships on the grounds of their religious objections.
Posted: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 17:14
Sir Ian McKellen drew a final line under the blasphemy laws on Saturday, when he read the last work to be prosecuted for blasphemy at a celebratory event in central London.
Posted: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 09:36
A historic precedent was set at the European parliament today. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom Religion or Belief, Mrs Asma Jahangir, addressed the European Parliament, much as religious leaders such as the Pope and the Grand Mufti of Syria have done.
Posted: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 16:29
Speech given by Keith Porteous Wood to a joint congress of the International Humanist and Ethical Union and American Humanist Association in Washington DC on 6 June 2008
Posted: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 10:15
It is now a matter of urgency for the Church of England to be disestablished. The call comes in the wake of a report commissioned by the Church, published today, which demands more privileges, more money and more influence.
Posted: Thu, 29 May 2008 12:53
The National Secular Society has called on the Archbishop of Canterbury to discipline the Bishop of Rochester for his recent remarks about the supposed moral vacuum in Britain being filled by Islam.
Posted: Thu, 15 May 2008 15:45
The National Secular Society has called for a full public inquiry into the role of the West Midlands Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) relative to the Channel 4 Dispatches documentary Undercover Mosque broadcast on 15 January 2007 that exposed the views of extremist Islamic clerics.
Posted: Wed, 14 May 2008 10:48
The National Secular Society says that it will consider legal action against the Government if it fails to follow the advice of its Joint Committee on Human Rights urging that pupils should be able to exempt themselves from Collective Worship and Religious Education.
Posted: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:12
Speech To Mark The 60th
Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Given in Bussels, 16 April 2008, by NSS Executive Director Keith Porteous Wood. In attendance was José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.
Posted: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 10:54
Alarm has been raised over a resolution passed at the United Nations Human Rights Council that threatens to restrict free speech.