ECJ: non-stun slaughter breaches ‘highest welfare standards’

Posted: Tue, 26 Feb 2019

Meat from animals slaughtered without pre-stunning cannot be labelled organic because of animal welfare concerns, an EU court has found. Read More »

Sex education

NSS welcomes updated guidance on relationships & sex education

Posted: Mon, 25 Feb 2019

The government has resisted religious pressure to extend parents' right to withdraw their children from relationships and sex education. Read More »

Amanda Spielman

Ofsted head defends relationships education amid religious pressure

Posted: Thu, 21 Feb 2019

The chief inspector of England's schools has said all children should learn about same-sex couples. Read More »

Employment tribunal

Jewish nursery which sacked cohabiting woman partially wins appeal

Posted: Thu, 21 Feb 2019

The National Secular Society has said a ruling that a woman who was sacked for living with her boyfriend did not suffer religious discrimination "undermines freedom from religion".

The NSS has also warned that the ruling could have implications for teachers... Read More »

Stop RSE

NSS: DfE must stand up to religious  bullying over sex education

Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2019

The NSS has highlighted the bigoted messages of religious anti-RSE campaigners. Read More »

Dr Ahmed Shaheed

Experts: persecuted Christians review should have broader focus

Posted: Mon, 11 Feb 2019

A United Nations special rapporteur has urged the government to take a broader view of religious freedom in response to a review focusing on Christian persecution.

In an open letter signatories including Dr Ahmed Shaheed, the UN's special rapporteur on freedom... Read More »

Rushdie gathering

Event to mark 30th anniversary of fatwa against Salman Rushdie

Posted: Fri, 08 Feb 2019

An event to commemorate the women who defended the right to publish The Satanic Verses is to be held in London next Thursday. Read More »

Screenshot Manx Independent Worksheet

Isle of Man parents voice concern over RE ‘propaganda’

Posted: Fri, 01 Feb 2019

The National Secular Society has called for improved vetting and standards for religious education resources after parents accused a school of handing religious "propaganda" to pupils. Read More »

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