NI women will be able to access abortions in Ireland, minister says

NI women will be able to access abortions in Ireland, minister says

Posted: Wed, 08 Aug 2018

Women from Northern Ireland will be able to access abortion services in the Republic of Ireland, an Irish minister has said. Read More »

High Court rules Muslim ‘marriage’ void rather than non-marriage

High Court rules Muslim ‘marriage’ void rather than non-marriage

Posted: Tue, 07 Aug 2018

A woman who had a Muslim 'marriage' ceremony but not a civil one is entitled to a decree of nullity which rules her marriage void. Read More »

Washington Metro can reject issue-related ads, US court rules

Washington Metro can reject issue-related ads, US court rules

Posted: Thu, 02 Aug 2018

Washington, DC's Metro system can refuse to carry religious adverts on buses and trains, an appeal court in the US has ruled. Read More »

NSS welcomes Ofsted head’s opposition to faith-based exemptions

NSS welcomes Ofsted head’s opposition to faith-based exemptions

Posted: Fri, 27 Jul 2018

The National Secular Society has welcomed the chief inspector of schools in England's expression of opposition to faith-based "carve-outs" in regulations for independent schools.

In an interview this week with the JC, Amanda Spielman said the education watchdog... Read More »

Hindu leader calls on Italian brewery to withdraw “inappropriate” beer

Hindu leader calls on Italian brewery to withdraw “inappropriate” beer

Posted: Thu, 26 Jul 2018

The NSS has warned of the need to resist "a competitive offence-taking culture" after a Hindu group asked a brewery to withdraw a beer. Read More »

Council proposes secular remembrance space following NSS intervention

Council proposes secular remembrance space following NSS intervention

Posted: Tue, 24 Jul 2018

The City of Edinburgh Council has proposed creating a new remembrance space without religious symbols following advice from the National Secular Society. Read More »

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 »

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