Greece takes major step towards disestablishment of Orthodox Church

Greece takes major step towards disestablishment of Orthodox Church

Posted: Fri, 09 Nov 2018

Clerics in Greece's Orthodox Church will stop being civil servants, the country's government has announced. Read More »

Don't let faith schools distort sex education, warns NSS

Don't let faith schools distort sex education, warns NSS

Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2018

The National Secular Society has highlighted the risk that faith groups will continue to distort sex education in response to a government consultation over guidance for schools in England.

The NSS expressed its support for guidance which will require secondary... Read More »

Government threatens Jewish schools’ “purity”, rabbi claims

Government threatens Jewish schools’ “purity”, rabbi claims

Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 2018

A rabbi has called on Orthodox Jewish schools to resist requirements to teach evolution and about non-traditional relationships in the latest sign of defiance of the government and inspectors.

In an article published on EverywhereK, Mordechai Rose said the... Read More »

Most Britons support key secularist principles, says Pew research

Most Britons support key secularist principles, says Pew research

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018

Britons support several key secularist principles but a significant minority are unwelcoming of religious minorities, a study has found. Read More »

No plans to create public holidays to mark more religious festivals

No plans to create public holidays to mark more religious festivals

Posted: Tue, 30 Oct 2018

The government has rejected calls to make Hindu and Muslim religious festivals public holidays after the NSS lobbied against the idea. Read More »

Commons passes bill and amendment on abortion in NI

Commons passes bill and amendment on abortion in NI

Posted: Thu, 25 Oct 2018

The NSS has called for reform of Northern Ireland's abortion laws after MPs passed a bill and an amendment on the subject this week. Read More »

Australian ‘religious freedom’ review prompts discrimination row

Australian ‘religious freedom’ review prompts discrimination row

Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2018

Australia's government looks set to allow religious schools which receive public funds to sack teachers for their sexuality nationwide. Read More »

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