Tags: Religion & Belief

EU adopts guidelines on freedom of religion or belief

Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2013

This week, the EU Council of Foreign Affairs adopted a report offering guidelines on the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief, with the aim of promoting the fundamental human right to freedom of religion or belief in countries beyond EU borders. Read More »

NSS calls for Baroness Warsi - and her post of Minister for Faith - to go

Posted: Thu, 30 May 2013

The refusal of Baroness Warsi, the "Minister for Faith and Communities" to steer the flagship same-sex marriage bill through the House of Lords was condemned today by the National Secular Society. Read More »

More Americans think religion is losing its influence

Posted: Thu, 30 May 2013

Over three-quarters of Americans (77%) say religion is losing its influence on American life, while 20% say religion's influence is increasing. These represent Americans' most negative evaluations of the impact of religion since 1970, although similar to the views measured in recent years. Read More »

Is this a true history of religious education or a rewriting of the facts?

Posted: Wed, 03 Apr 2013

Secularists and humanists in the 1960s and 1970s played a critical role in stopping religious education in schools being used for proselytising. That's the claim being made in new research from the University of Exeter. Read More »

Poll shows little belief in creationism in Britain

Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2012

A poll of 2,010 Britons, carried out by Angus Reid Public Opinion shows that only 17% say they believe that God created human beings in their present form within the last 10,000 years. Read More »