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‘Moderate’ Indonesia launches anti-gay police taskforce after public caning of two men

‘Moderate’ Indonesia launches anti-gay police taskforce after public caning of two men

Fri, 26 May 2017

Indonesia's police are to launch a new crackdown on gay people, following a brutal public caning and the mass arrest of 140 gay men at a party.

Effort to repeal New Zealand blasphemy law delayed

Effort to repeal New Zealand blasphemy law delayed

Wed, 24 May 2017

An attempt by Labour MP Chris Hipkins to remove anti-blasphemy laws from New Zealand's statute book has failed after National Party and Maori Party MPs voted it down.

NSS calls for moratorium on Government funding of cathedrals

NSS calls for moratorium on Government funding of cathedrals

Tue, 16 May 2017

Following concerns raised by the National Secular Society, the UK spending watchdog has concluded that "improvements" were needed in the process the Government used to award vast sums of public money for cathedral repairs.

Campaigns against blasphemy laws gather steam following Ahok conviction and Fry investigation

Campaigns against blasphemy laws gather steam following Ahok conviction and Fry investigation

Wed, 10 May 2017

Indonesia, Denmark and New Zealand are facing calls to repeal their blasphemy laws, following the conviction of Jakarta's former governor for blasphemy and an investigation into Stephen Fry.

Scripture Union providing courses on abstinence in Isle of Man sex education classes

Scripture Union providing courses on abstinence in Isle of Man sex education classes

Tue, 09 May 2017

The Isle of Man's education minister has defended allowing an evangelical Christian group to deliver abstinence-based sex education to Year 10 pupils.