ECHR: Lithuania infringed free expression over religious icons

Posted: Thu, 01 Feb 2018

Lithuania violated the right to free expression by fining a fashion company for using religious imagery in adverts, the ECHR has ruled. Read More »

Islamic charity run by Cherie Blair’s sister mislaid over £90,000

Posted: Tue, 30 Jan 2018

An Islamic charity has failed to account for almost 50% of its total expenditure, according to the Charity Commission. Read More »

NSS launches scholarship to promote research on secularism

Posted: Fri, 26 Jan 2018

The NSS has launched a scholarship to support students who conduct research relevant to secularism and the promotion of human rights. Read More »

Council votes to continue giving worshippers free parking

Posted: Tue, 23 Jan 2018

The NSS has criticised a council in Surrey which has decided to continue exempting worshippers from parking charges. Read More »

Iceland: 72% support separation of church and state

Posted: Wed, 17 Jan 2018

More than seven out of ten Icelanders who have an opinion on the separation of church and state support the idea, a poll has found. Read More »

Pressure on DfE to issue guidance on hijabs and fasting in schools

Posted: Mon, 15 Jan 2018

A highly respected primary school's chair of governors has called for Government guidance on the Islamic headscarf and fasting. Read More »

NSS: Council’s ban on religious offence is an insult to voters

Posted: Fri, 12 Jan 2018

The NSS has called on Belfast City Council to reconsider a ban on "offensive expression" about religious beliefs during council business. Read More »

Secularist conference to explore ‘21st Century RE for All’

Posted: Thu, 11 Jan 2018

The National Secular Society is to hold a one day conference on reform of religion and belief education in schools, with speakers to include Prof. A. C. Grayling. Read More »

Religious groups should deliver public services “on an equal opportunities basis”

Posted: Tue, 09 Jan 2018

A minister has told the NSS public services must be delivered "on an equal opportunities basis", including by religious groups. Read More »