'Life and society' classes to replace religious education in Luxembourg schools

Posted: Wed, 27 Sep 2017

Luxembourg has abolished religious teaching in schools as part of the government's plan to separate church and state. Read More »

RE needs “strategic, urgent intervention”, says independent report

Posted: Thu, 21 Sep 2017

Religious education in England faces "a perilous future" unless it is subject to "strategic, urgent intervention", according to a report. Read More »

Schools sidelining RE, survey finds

Posted: Sun, 17 Sep 2017

The NSS has called for a 'fundamental rethink' about religious education after research showed that many English schools are not offering the subject. Read More »

Inclusion of trans pupils violates religious rights, claim parents

Posted: Thu, 14 Sep 2017

Two parents have withdrawn their son from a Church of England primary school after it allowed a student to wear a girl's uniform. Read More »

NSS welcomes Conway Hall launch of 'Victorian Blogging' project

Posted: Wed, 06 Sep 2017

The National Secular Society has welcomed a new project from Conway Hall which will highlight the work of Victorian radicals on major issues of the 19th century, including secularism. Read More »

How a teacher and a Virgin Mary statue drew attention to religious bias in the Irish education system

Posted: Fri, 01 Sep 2017

A humanist teacher who objected to a statue of the virgin Mary being displayed at a state-funded school with a "religious ethos" in Ireland has lost a claim of discrimination at a Workplace Relations Commission hearing. Read More »

NSS criticises Chinese crackdown on religious freedom

Posted: Thu, 31 Aug 2017

The National Secular Society has joined Amnesty International in condemning the Chinese government's crackdown on religious freedom. Read More »

Same-sex marriages need not be recognised in NI, court rules

Posted: Fri, 18 Aug 2017

The High Court has ruled that same-sex marriages which are entered into in England do not need to be recognised in Northern Ireland. Read More »