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 »

Ten more independent faith schools issued warnings by DfE

Ten more independent faith schools issued warnings by DfE

Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Ten failing independent faith schools are among those which have recently been issued warning notices by the government. Read More »

Kavanaugh vote puts US church-state separation ‘in the balance’

Kavanaugh vote puts US church-state separation ‘in the balance’

Posted: Thu, 11 Oct 2018

Secularists in the US have said church-state separation "hangs in the balance" after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Read More »

Ireland lifts discriminatory ‘baptism barrier’ in school admissions

Ireland lifts discriminatory ‘baptism barrier’ in school admissions

Posted: Thu, 04 Oct 2018

The Irish government has stopped primary schools from discriminating on religious grounds in admissions in almost all cases. Read More »

Princess removed from line of succession for being Catholic

Princess removed from line of succession for being Catholic

Posted: Tue, 02 Oct 2018

The NSS has said a princess's removal from the monarchical line of succession is "a reminder that Britain needs a secular head of state". Read More »

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