US Supreme Court ruling a 'blow to country’s fundamental principle of church-state separation'

Posted: Thu, 29 Jun 2017

A religious liberty advocacy group in the US has warned that a Supreme Court ruling that the state of Missouri must extend a playground fund to religious organisations could "open the door to more taxpayer support for religion". Read More »

NSS calls for end to state funded ‘religiosity inspections’ in schools

Posted: Wed, 21 Jun 2017

The NSS has called for Ofsted to inspect RE in faith schools after research revealed that millions of pounds of public money has been paid to religious organisations to carry out additional inspections of denominational RE. Read More »

Leaders claim freedom of religion is unaffected after Samoa becomes a “Christian state”

Posted: Thu, 15 Jun 2017

The island nation Samoa has amended its constitution to proclaim itself a "Christian state". Read More »

Supreme Court rules NI women don’t have equal right to abortion services in England

Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2017

In a three/two decision, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that UK citizens normally resident in Northern Ireland do not have a right to free abortion services from NHS England on the same basis as other UK citizens. Read More »

NSS mourns the loss of former president David Tribe

Posted: Thu, 01 Jun 2017

David Tribe, a President of the National Secular Society from 1963 to 1971, has died in Australia at the age of 86. Read More »

Parliamentary candidates offer support for faith schools, non-stun animal slaughter and circumcision

Posted: Wed, 31 May 2017

The National Secular Society has criticised prospective MPs for offering their support to non-therapeutic male circumcision, religious slaughter of animals without stunning, and faith schools. Read More »