Consultation launched on relationship & sex education guidance

Consultation launched on relationship & sex education guidance

Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2018

The government has launched a consultation on new statutory guidance and regulations intended to make Relationships Education and Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) compulsory.

As the National Secular Society reported on Tuesday, the delay in bringing... Read More »

NSS urges Irish PM to force pope to pay abuse compensation debt

NSS urges Irish PM to force pope to pay abuse compensation debt

Posted: Thu, 19 Jul 2018

The National Secular Society has urged the Irish PM to force the Catholic Church to pay a €7 million shortfall in compensation owed to survivors of clerical child abuse. Read More »

High Court dismisses school religious designation review

High Court dismisses school religious designation review

Posted: Wed, 18 Jul 2018

The High Court has refused to grant a judicial review of a decision to merge a non-religious school into a Christian one, resulting in a new faith school. Read More »

Investigation launched after weapons seized at independent faith school

Investigation launched after weapons seized at independent faith school

Posted: Wed, 18 Jul 2018

The Charity Commission has launched a statutory inquiry into Darul Uloom School London after the school's safeguarding lead and headteacher were arrested related to firearms offences. Read More »

Comprehensive sex and relationship education delayed till at least 2020

Comprehensive sex and relationship education delayed till at least 2020

Posted: Tue, 17 Jul 2018

Following mounting equivocation from DfE officials, and growing rumours, it has been confirmed that compulsory relationships and sex education (RSE) has been delayed from 2019 until 2020.

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 required the Government to bring... Read More »

Head of faith school that hired terrorist banned from teaching

Head of faith school that hired terrorist banned from teaching

Posted: Thu, 12 Jul 2018

The head of an Islamic faith school that hired the London Bridge terrorist attack ringleader has been banned from teaching. Read More »

Religious and secular groups launch EU freedom of belief campaign

Religious and secular groups launch EU freedom of belief campaign

Posted: Tue, 10 Jul 2018

An EU campaign developed by religious and non-religious groups promoting freedom of belief has been launched. Read More »

Church lobbies to make closing rural schools easier

Church lobbies to make closing rural schools easier

Posted: Tue, 10 Jul 2018

Secular school campaigners have called for the Church of England to "give up some control" where flexibility may save some small rural schools. Read More »

Talk to honour NSS’s longest-serving president in Leicester

Talk to honour NSS’s longest-serving president in Leicester

Posted: Thu, 05 Jul 2018

The NSS and Leicester Secular Society will hold a talk on the longest-serving president of the NSS, Chapman Cohen, in September. Read More »

NSS welcomes plan to restrict LGBT ‘conversion therapy’

NSS welcomes plan to restrict LGBT ‘conversion therapy’

Posted: Tue, 03 Jul 2018

The National Secular Society has welcomed a government announcement that it will bring forward proposals to end the practice of LGBT 'conversion therapy' in the UK.

But the NSS criticised the government's failure to mention anti-LGBT sex education in faith... Read More »

US secularist groups condemn travel ban which targets Muslims

US secularist groups condemn travel ban which targets Muslims

Posted: Fri, 29 Jun 2018

Secularist and atheist groups have lined up to condemn a US Supreme Court decision upholding a travel ban which targets Muslims. Read More »

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