Tags: Blasphemy

Campaign to repeal Ireland’s blasphemy law launched

Campaign to repeal Ireland’s blasphemy law launched

Posted: Wed, 26 Sep 2018

The NSS has backed a campaign to repeal Ireland's blasphemy law which is being launched on Sunday, ahead of a referendum on the subject. Read More »

NSS condemns Spain’s blasphemy laws after actor detained

NSS condemns Spain’s blasphemy laws after actor detained

Posted: Thu, 13 Sep 2018

The NSS has called for Spain to abolish its blasphemy laws following the detainment of an actor accused of offending religious sentiment. Read More »

Council withdraws advert from toilet after Hindu complaints

Council withdraws advert from toilet after Hindu complaints

Posted: Thu, 13 Sep 2018

The NSS has criticised a north London council for removing an advert featuring a temple from a toilet after a Hindu group complained. 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 »

ECHR: Lithuania infringed free expression over religious icons

ECHR: Lithuania infringed free expression over religious icons

Posted: Thu, 01 Feb 2018

Lithuania violated the right to free expression by fining a fashion company for using religious imagery in adverts, the ECHR has ruled. Read More »

NSS welcomes Conway Hall launch of 'Victorian Blogging' project

NSS welcomes Conway Hall launch of 'Victorian Blogging' project

Posted: Wed, 06 Sep 2017

The National Secular Society has welcomed a new project from Conway Hall which will highlight the work of Victorian radicals on major issues of the 19th century, including secularism. Read More »

Pakistan puts pressure on Facebook to help punish 'blasphemers'

Pakistan puts pressure on Facebook to help punish 'blasphemers'

Posted: Fri, 21 Jul 2017

The Pakistani government is punishing people for social media posts which it considers blasphemous, and placing pressure on social media companies to help it do so. Read More »

Calls for abolition of Irish blasphemy law following investigation of Stephen Fry

Calls for abolition of Irish blasphemy law following investigation of Stephen Fry

Posted: Mon, 08 May 2017

The National Secular Society has called for the repeal of Ireland's blasphemy law after Irish police dropped an investigation against Stephen Fry over a complaint of 'blasphemy' related to an interview aired in 2015. Read More »

Death sentence for Saudi ‘apostate’ amid surge of violence against atheists across Islamic world

Death sentence for Saudi ‘apostate’ amid surge of violence against atheists across Islamic world

Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2017

A Saudi trial based "heavily on Koranic law" has resulted in a death sentence for a 'mentally ill' man who denounced the Islamic 'prophet' Mohammed. Read More »