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Church of England 'colluded' with sex abuse bishop and failed victims, says report

Church of England 'colluded' with sex abuse bishop and failed victims, says report

Thu, 22 Jun 2017

The head of the Church of England, Justin Welby, has admitted that the Church "concealed" evidence of child abuse by a former bishop and failed to help his victims.

Caste: Anti-discrimination groups issue ‘urgent call’ to participate in government’s consultation

Caste: Anti-discrimination groups issue ‘urgent call’ to participate in government’s consultation

Thu, 22 Jun 2017

The NSS has urged supporters to respond to a Government consultation on caste discrimination, as new website aids those who support specifically outlawing discrimination based on 'caste' to respond.

NSS calls for end to state funded ‘religiosity inspections’ in schools

NSS calls for end to state funded ‘religiosity inspections’ in schools

Wed, 21 Jun 2017

The NSS has called for Ofsted to inspect RE in faith schools after research revealed that millions of pounds of public money has been paid to religious organisations to carry out additional inspections of denominational RE.

NSS calls on European leaders to robustly promote the “democratic value” of separation of religion and state

NSS calls on European leaders to robustly promote the “democratic value” of separation of religion and state

Mon, 19 Jun 2017

The National Secular Society today called on EU presidents to promote "democratic values", warning that past assumptions about the place of religion in politics and modern society being settled may no longer apply.

Supreme Court rules NI women don’t have equal right to abortion services in England

Supreme Court rules NI women don’t have equal right to abortion services in England

Wed, 14 Jun 2017

In a three/two decision, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that UK citizens normally resident in Northern Ireland do not have a right to free abortion services from NHS England on the same basis as other UK citizens.