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Doctor accused of amputating boy’s penis during ritual circumcision

Australian doctor allegedly "pressed on with ritual prayers" despite appearing concerned "something had gone wrong" Read More »

NSS tells DfE: schools need less religious discrimination, not more

NSS tells DfE: schools need less religious discrimination, not more

NSS strongly opposes plans to scrap 50% cap on faith-based admissions at free schools in response to Government consultation. Read More »

NSS calls for creationism ban after school evangelism revealed

NSS calls for creationism ban after school evangelism revealed

Science displays around Powys school say: "Great are the works of the Lord" and "God created the creatures of the sea" Read More »

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Labour promises faith leaders “strong partnerships”

Keir Starmer tells faith leaders Labour would promote partnerships between local authorities and faith groups. Read More »

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NSS: Labour plans to reform House of Lords must include bishops

Labour manifesto pledges modernisation of House of Lords but omits lords spiritual. Read More »

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Hindu manifesto demands would silence human rights groups, NSS warns

Manifesto says linking caste to Hinduism is example of 'Hinduphobia'. Read More »

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CofE spending millions on converting children, report reveals

Schools and colleges targeted in drive to double number of children and young people in Church. Read More »

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Faith school omitting content on “religious grounds”, Ofsted finds

Jewish school censors pictures of people which do not meet religious 'modesty' codes and does not let pupils speak to inspectors alone. Read More »

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Former Ofsted chief to speak at NSS conference

"Muscular liberalism" advocate Amanda Spielman to speak about religious interference in education at Secularism 2024. Read More »

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Religious privilege in schools fosters inequality, NSS tells Ofsted

Ofsted should recognise how faith based admissions may affect school performance, NSS says. Read More »

NSS: Catholic Church donations to minister raise "serious" concerns

NSS: Catholic Church donations to minister raise "serious" concerns

Donations from Catholic Church to Gillian Keegan calls decision to remove limits on religious school admissions into question, says NSS. Read More »

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Faith school segregating pupils and staff by sex, Ofsted finds

Treatment of pupils differs by sex at school where girls help look after young pupils while boys play sport. Read More »

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Success! Church takeover of secular school aborted

Announcement follows lobbying from NSS, parents, teachers and union. Read More »

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Hundreds of NI schools hosting evangelists every year, parents warn

Parents' group says religious speakers making over 11,500 school visits each year but less than half of schools actively tell parents. Read More »

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NSS signs statement opposing religious ‘courts’

Over 50 groups and individuals sign statement calling for "one law for all". Read More »

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NSS welcomes support for schools facing religious intimidation

Schools and teachers facing blasphemy accusations must be better protected, report recommends. Read More »

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Majority in Scotland have no religion, Census finds

"Watershed moment" as 51.1% of Scots said they have no religion in the 2022 census. Read More »

Stop faith school amalgamation, school staff tell council

Stop faith school amalgamation, school staff tell council

Letter from Charlotte Sharman staff says there is "overwhelming parental consensus" against the proposed faith school. Read More »

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Expert on abuse law: mandatory reporting proposals “lack teeth”

Religious groups which covered up child sexual abuse "unlikely to be troubled" by proposed law Read More »

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Charity compares women who don’t wear hijab to ‘unwrapped sweets’

One True Message Foundation compares women who do not wear hijab to 'unwrapped sweets' that have been 'treaded on' Read More »

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Most school leaders disagree with law on worship, poll finds

NSS-commissioned poll finds 70% of senior school leaders disagree with law requiring daily acts of broadly Christian collective worship. Read More »

NSS asks minister to correct statements on faith school cap

NSS asks minister to correct statements on faith school cap

Minister's claim that plans to remove limits on faith-based admissions won't affect existing schools is inaccurate, NSS says. Read More »

Revealed: Schools seeking opt-outs from obligated Christian worship

Revealed: Schools seeking opt-outs from obligated Christian worship

Mandatory Christianity in worship is being replaced by mindfulness and environmental awareness at a growing number of schools. Read More »

Exclusively Christian RE not a breach of human rights, court rules

Exclusively Christian RE not a breach of human rights, court rules

Court confirms RE curriculum not objective, critical, or pluralistic, but says no breach of rights. Read More »

NSS “appalled” at plans for more discriminatory faith schools

NSS “appalled” at plans for more discriminatory faith schools

Government presses ahead with plan to abolish 50% cap on faith-based admissions at free schools despite widespread opposition. Read More »

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