NZ secularists file human rights case over religious education in schools

Posted: Thu, 04 May 2017

The New Zealand Secular Education Network (SEN) has mounted a challenge over "religious bias" in the way the country's schools teach about religion. Read More »

Survey finds deeply regressive views of women among large majorities of Muslim men

Posted: Wed, 03 May 2017

A large-scale survey of views in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine has reported extensive anti-women views and widespread tolerance of domestic violence. Read More »

Dozens of speakers to attend major conference on secularism and freedom of expression

Posted: Tue, 02 May 2017

Dozens of speakers are confirmed to address the upcoming 'Free Expression & Conscience' conference, including many honorary associates of the National Secular Society. Read More »

Death sentence for Saudi ‘apostate’ amid surge of violence against atheists across Islamic world

Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2017

A Saudi trial based "heavily on Koranic law" has resulted in a death sentence for a 'mentally ill' man who denounced the Islamic 'prophet' Mohammed. Read More »

NSS rejects Church’s call for end to RE right to withdraw, without meaningful reform

Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2017

The National Secular Society has said that Religious Education must be fundamentally reformed before the existing right to withdraw children from RE can be removed. Read More »

Calls to boost integration after claims Muslim children can grow up without meeting non-Muslims

Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2017

The National Secular Society has accused the Government of dividing communities with the push to open new faith schools, ahead of a new report on religious and racial segregation in Birmingham. Read More »

Foreign Office urges Russia to uphold human rights after Jehovah’s Witnesses ruling

Posted: Mon, 24 Apr 2017

The Foreign Office has condemned a decision by the Russian Supreme Court to label Jehovah's Witnesses "extremists." Read More »

New call for mandatory reporting after Catholic Church in Australia admits “devastating” scale of child abuse

Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 2017

Five secularist organisations, including the NSS, have called for the Catholic Church to take real action to ensure justice for victims of clerical child abuse. Read More »

Ireland sees 73% increase in number of non-believers

Posted: Thu, 06 Apr 2017

Census figures released by the Irish Central Statistics Office show a huge increase in the number of non-believers, as the number of self-identified Catholics continued to drop. Read More »