Thu, 10 Oct 2019
A group called the Islamic Human Rights Commission has received more than £1m in charity cash despite being run by self-declared Islamist revolutionaries closely aligned to Iran who say that the West is "the enemy" and Britain a "Stasi state".
This editorial says a human rights group benefiting from charity laws ignores repression in Iran.
The Times (£)
A group of schools in Northern Ireland has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for working to educate children from different religious backgrounds together.
The leader of the Church of Ireland has said it is a "duty" of Christians to approach their representatives in an attempt to stop Northern Ireland's abortion laws from being liberalised.
A gunman has killed two people in eastern Germany after attempting to enter a synagogue where dozens were observing a Jewish holiday. Prosecutors say there are indications of a possible right-wing extremist motive.
French president Emmanuel Macron vowed an "unrelenting fight" against Islamist terror on Tuesday as he paid tribute to the four Paris police staff stabbed to death last week by a radicalised colleague.
The Times of Israel
Religious ethos cannot be allowed to interfere with the teaching of Relationships and Sexuality Education in schools, Ireland's education minister Joe McHugh has said.
The Irish Catholic
Even in death there is no respite for the Uighurs, one of the world's most persecuted minorities, according to a new investigation that has revealed China is destroying burial grounds where generations of families have been interred.
A US federal judge has overturned a ban on conversion therapy in the Florida city of Tampa, saying the health care regulation is the prerogative of the state, not the city.
Wed, 09 Oct 2019
The government has issued advice to local authorities on dealing with protests outside schools over LGBT-inclusive teaching.
Boy of seven died after beating from staff member at celebrated Scottish Catholic school, inquiry hears
A boy of seven at a highly-rated Catholic school died after being given a 'vicious' beating by a member of staff, an inquiry heard yesterday.
Scottish Daily Mail
Charities and medical bodies have called on the Home Secretary to bring in buffer zones outside abortion clinics.
Hardeep Singh says BBC paranoia over giving offence has caused a Sikh contributor to Thought for the Day to quit the slot.
Anti-abortion campaigners are offering to help fund pregnant students in Scotland to discourage them from having terminations.
The Times (£)
The chaplain to the speaker of the House of Commons complained to parliamentary authorities about the "ongoing stench" and "unsanitary state" created by rough sleepers in an underground entrance used to access parliament.
An attack on motorists in the western town of Limburg is being investigated as terrorism, security sources have told German media.
The US has blacklisted 28 Chinese companies and government agencies over what it called the "brutal" treatment of Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic minority groups in Xinjiang province.
Iranian women will be able to enter a football stadium on Thursday for the first time in decades, after Fifa threatened to suspend the Islamic republic over its controversial male-only policy.
Human rights organizations are demanding the release of a 33-year-old university lecturer who has been in solitary confinement on blasphemy charges in Pakistan since 2014. His family discusses his case.
Avi Korman responds to a previous column on vaccinations in Jewish News, saying it distorted the facts. He adds that recognised doctors would strongly and firmly advise people to vaccinate their children.
Tue, 08 Oct 2019
The Integrated Schools Movement, which argues for educating children from different religious backgrounds together in NI, has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize.
Social media firms let off Islamist extremists for fear of being accused of human rights breaches, report finds
Social media firms are failing to crackdown on Islamist extremists because of fears of being accused of breaching their human rights, an 18-month investigation into extremism has found.
The government has published guidance for healthcare professionals on abortion law in Northern Ireland.
One grieving woman tells of the suffering the current ban on abortion caused her.
More permanent and temporary teachers in Northern Ireland are working across the religious divide than ever before, according to a new study.
A nursery was forced to hand back government funding for tackling radicalisation following a backlash from local Muslim groups, a report has revealed.
Indarjit Singh explains his decision to stop contributing to BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day slot.
The Mail on Sunday
Scotland Yard is investigating the intimidation and harassment of Stella Creasy following the "extremist" targeting of the Labour MP by anti-abortion protesters over the past week.
The Law and Justice party, which is closely aligned with the Catholic Church on social issues, is seeking to win a second term in Poland. If it does there seems little chance that homosexual couples will enjoy the same rights as their heterosexual neighbours any time soon.
The US Supreme Court will hear its first abortion case since Donald Trump installed two justices who are both expected to vote in an anti-abortion way.
The US Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in two of the term's most closely watched cases over whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination.
The Washington Post
Islamist extremists exploited tensions over equality teaching in Birmingham schools to amplify hate against LGBT+ people, a hard hitting report claims.
Mon, 07 Oct 2019
Efforts to combat extremism are failing because the government's definition of it is so broad that it is hampering free speech, the counter-extremism commissioner has said.
The Telegraph (£)
Sara Khan says tackling extremism requires brave, bold and consistent leadership both from government and across civil society.
The Telegraph (£)
The number of schools asking to opt out of legal requirements to provide a daily act of Christian worship appears to be slowing, but more are choosing to run "multi-faith" alternatives instead.
Education inspectors have quashed a report which found a Jewish school in Manchester inadequate because it segregated boys and girls.
Anna Tims says homeowners unaware of restrictive covenants can become liable for life-changing sums out of the blue, as a result of the law on chancel repair liability.
Charity Commission chief questions if it should be able to refuse to register controversial organisations
The Charity Commission should consider whether it needs more powers to allow it to refuse to register organisations which cover areas including religion as charities, its chief executive has suggested.
The perpetrator of a knife attack that left four people dead at a Paris police headquarters had recently adhered to a "radical vision of Islam," according to witnesses.
The Catholic Church has voiced "grave concern" at imminent changes to abortion legislation in Northern Ireland.
Same-sex marriage could soon be legal across the whole of the Channel Islands.
A BBC investigation exposes Shia clerics in Baghdad advising men on how to abuse girls.
An Iranian Instagram star has been arrested for crimes including blasphemy and instigating violence, according to reports.
Fri, 04 Oct 2019
Northern Ireland's abortion law breaches the UK's human rights commitments, the High Court ruled.
The NSS has called Bucks County Council's practice of beginning its meetings with a Christian prayer "alienating," "exclusionary," and "divisive."
The Bucks Herald
Wells Cathedral School in Somerset failed to recognise "all the hallmarks of grooming" among music staff who were later convicted of child sexual abuse, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has heard.
The parents of a brain-damaged girl will be allowed to take her abroad to continue her treatment, the High Court has ruled. Her parents argued in court that argued that the girl was from a Muslim family and Islamic law said only God could take the decision to end her life.
A doctor who refused to use transgender pronouns as people's chosen sex as it went against his Christian faith has lost his tribunal.
Abortion laws in Northern Ireland breach the UK's human rights commitments, the High Court has ruled. So what are the laws on abortion in the UK?
Peer quits Thought for the Day and blasts BBC for trying to censor his address in case it offended Muslims
Sikh peer Indarjit Singh has quit BBC Radio Four's Thought for the Day after more than three decades and criticised the over-sensitivity of the corporation's bosses.
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