Catholic Church covered up abuse of 1,000 children in Pennsylvania

Catholic Church covered up abuse of 1,000 children in Pennsylvania

Posted: Wed, 15 Aug 2018

Pennsylvania's Catholic Church leaders covered up the abuse of over 1,000 children by more than 300 priests, a major report has said. Read More »

Tribunal dismisses homophobic Muslim teacher’s discrimination claim

Tribunal dismisses homophobic Muslim teacher’s discrimination claim

Posted: Mon, 13 Aug 2018

A tribunal has dismissed a claim of religious discrimination from a deputy head teacher who was sacked for expressing homophobic views. Read More »

NI women will be able to access abortions in Ireland, minister says

NI women will be able to access abortions in Ireland, minister says

Posted: Wed, 08 Aug 2018

Women from Northern Ireland will be able to access abortion services in the Republic of Ireland, an Irish minister has said. Read More »

High Court rules Muslim ‘marriage’ void rather than non-marriage

High Court rules Muslim ‘marriage’ void rather than non-marriage

Posted: Tue, 07 Aug 2018

A woman who had a Muslim 'marriage' ceremony but not a civil one is entitled to a decree of nullity which rules her marriage void. Read More »

Washington Metro can reject issue-related ads, US court rules

Washington Metro can reject issue-related ads, US court rules

Posted: Thu, 02 Aug 2018

Washington, DC's Metro system can refuse to carry religious adverts on buses and trains, an appeal court in the US has ruled. Read More »

NSS welcomes Ofsted head’s opposition to faith-based exemptions

NSS welcomes Ofsted head’s opposition to faith-based exemptions

Posted: Fri, 27 Jul 2018

The National Secular Society has welcomed the chief inspector of schools in England's expression of opposition to faith-based "carve-outs" in regulations for independent schools.

In an interview this week with the JC, Amanda Spielman said the education watchdog... Read More »

Hindu leader calls on Italian brewery to withdraw “inappropriate” beer

Hindu leader calls on Italian brewery to withdraw “inappropriate” beer

Posted: Thu, 26 Jul 2018

The NSS has warned of the need to resist "a competitive offence-taking culture" after a Hindu group asked a brewery to withdraw a beer. Read More »

Council proposes secular remembrance space following NSS intervention

Council proposes secular remembrance space following NSS intervention

Posted: Tue, 24 Jul 2018

The City of Edinburgh Council has proposed creating a new remembrance space without religious symbols following advice from the National Secular Society. Read More »

Consultation launched on relationship & sex education guidance

Consultation launched on relationship & sex education guidance

Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2018

The government has launched a consultation on new statutory guidance and regulations intended to make Relationships Education and Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) compulsory.

As the National Secular Society reported on Tuesday, the delay in bringing... Read More »

NSS urges Irish PM to force pope to pay abuse compensation debt

NSS urges Irish PM to force pope to pay abuse compensation debt

Posted: Thu, 19 Jul 2018

The National Secular Society has urged the Irish PM to force the Catholic Church to pay a €7 million shortfall in compensation owed to survivors of clerical child abuse. Read More »

High Court dismisses school religious designation review

High Court dismisses school religious designation review

Posted: Wed, 18 Jul 2018

The High Court has refused to grant a judicial review of a decision to merge a non-religious school into a Christian one, resulting in a new faith school. Read More »

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