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Reserved seats for bishops questioned in Lords constitution debate

Lib Dem peer Paul Scriven said in "a modern democracy, no religious organisation should be guaranteed seats in a parliament" Read More »

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NSS urges Scottish government to review religious charity law

NSS calls for removal of 'the advancement of religion' as a charitable purpose in response to public consultation Read More »

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Bill to end collective worship in most schools to be introduced

Bill would replace mandatory daily act of broadly Christian worship with inclusive assemblies in nonreligious schools Read More »

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NSS welcomes plan to tackle unregistered schools in new bill

NSS welcomes new duties and powers to end unregistered schools in bill but says plans must go further to ensure fairness in education Read More »

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House of Lords reform should remove bishops, NSS tells Government

NSS urges constitution minister to include bishops in plans to remove hereditary peers Read More »

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NSS opposes plan to convert secular school into faith school

Proposals would see holy communion introduced in celebration services and could allow faith-based admissions in future, NSS warns Read More »

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Scrap Tory plans for faith schools, NSS urges Government

New government should abandon plans to expand religious discrimination in admissions and faith based special academies, NSS says Read More »

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NSS warns against allowing the promotion of religious views in RSHE

Government guidance for including same-sex relationships has also been "weakened", NSS says. Read More »

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Poll: 67% support integrated education in Northern Ireland

NSS calls for urgent action from NI Executive as only 6% of NI schools are integrated despite overwhelming public support Read More »

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CofE launches new school evangelism network

Network of 40 "worshipping communities" will target schools and colleges, including nonreligious community schools. Read More »

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Powys community school children told: trust God, not feelings

NSS raises concerns about evangelical assemblies and homophobic and sexist views of head teacher's church. Read More »

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Time is right to end blasphemy laws, NSS tells NI justice minister

NSS calls for action to remove blasphemy laws as pro-free speech parties dominate NI Assembly. Read More »

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Faith school still censors science and geography after Ofsted fail

Independent Jewish school in London continues to prevent pupils learning concepts "not in line with the school's religious beliefs". Read More »

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Jewish manifesto demands defence of infant circumcision

Document also calls for defence of non-stun slaughter and greater freedoms for faith schools to discriminate in admissions. Read More »

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Faith school continues to segregate girls despite Ofsted criticism

Independent Islamic school unlawfully prevents girls aged 11+ from mixing with boys, inspection finds. Read More »

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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: faith selection in schools must be ended, not extended

NSS tells DfE: faith selection in schools must be ended, not extended

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 »

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