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Nicky Campbell to deliver NSS Bradlaugh Lecture

Nicky Campbell to deliver NSS Bradlaugh Lecture

'The Big Questions' host to share insights into career and media's treatment of religion at NSS event Read More »

NSS welcomes council decision to replace prayers at meetings

NSS welcomes council decision to replace prayers at meetings

The National Secular Society has welcomed a council's decision to replace prayers at meetings with a 'moment of contemplation'.... Read More »

Faith schools repeatedly refuse to teach about same sex relationships

Faith schools repeatedly refuse to teach about same sex relationships

Three independent faith schools are refusing to teach about same sex relationships despite previous criticisms from... Read More »

Report: ‘blasphemy’ backlash could lead to violence

Report: ‘blasphemy’ backlash could lead to violence

Religious backlash to 'blasphemy' could "inspire intimidation, violence and even mass killings" in the UK, a new report... Read More »

New religious charity promotes ‘witch hunting’ sermon

New religious charity promotes ‘witch hunting’ sermon

The National Secular Society has expressed concerns about a newly registered Christian charity which promoted a sermon... Read More »

Religious selection in schools challenged in parliament

Religious selection in schools challenged in parliament

Parliamentarians have spoken out against state schools which religiously discriminate against children in their admissions.... Read More »

NSS calls for change as RE “least useful” subject again

NSS calls for change as RE “least useful” subject again

The National Secular Society has called for a rethink of religious education as polls again reveal the subject's unpopularity.... Read More »

UN rights body votes in favour of banning Quran burnings

UN rights body votes in favour of banning Quran burnings

The National Secular Society has warned a United Nations resolution to ban the burning of religious texts could be... Read More »

NSS: Don’t let Welsh independent schools put faith before education

NSS: Don’t let Welsh independent schools put faith before education

The National Secular Society has told the Welsh Government independent schools should not omit education which conflicts... Read More »

Bishops’ bench “gives democracy a bad name”, MPs hear

Bishops’ bench “gives democracy a bad name”, MPs hear

Bishops in the House of Lords give "democracy and bad name", MPs have been told in a debate today.

Scottish National... Read More »

Church plans to use schools to drive conversion of children

Church plans to use schools to drive conversion of children

The Church of England has unveiled plans to use schools to drive recruitment of children and young people to Christianity.... Read More »

NSS urges Charity Commission to investigate CofE safeguarding

NSS urges Charity Commission to investigate CofE safeguarding

NSS letter comes amid mounting criticism of the decision to sack the Independent Safeguarding Board Read More »

Faith school found teaching Bible as fact in history and science

Faith school found teaching Bible as fact in history and science

An independent school has failed an inspection after it was found teaching the Bible "as fact" in subjects including... Read More »

Fife Council ends voting powers for religious appointees

Fife Council ends voting powers for religious appointees

Fife Council has become the third Scottish council this year to end voting privileges for unelected religious appointees.... Read More »

NSS: doctors not declaring faith group links in union debates

NSS: doctors not declaring faith group links in union debates

Representatives of the UK's largest doctors' union are failing to declare ties with faith groups opposed to assisted... Read More »

MPs to debate the role of bishops in House of Lords

MPs to debate the role of bishops in House of Lords

The National Secular Society has welcomed news that parliament will debate the role of bishops in the House of Lords.... Read More »

Royal College of Surgeons drops opposition to assisted dying

Royal College of Surgeons drops opposition to assisted dying

The National Secular Society has welcomed the Royal College of Surgeons' (RCS) decision to adopt a neutral stance... Read More »

NSS defend mayor ousted for questioning religious circumcision

NSS defend mayor ousted for questioning religious circumcision

The National Secular Society has teamed up with a men's health charity to raise concerns after a mayor was ousted... Read More »

NSS welcomes calls for objective RSE in N. Ireland

NSS welcomes calls for objective RSE in N. Ireland

The National Secular Society has said relationships and sex education (RSE) at faith schools needs reviewing across... Read More »

NSS raises concerns over RSE review panel members

NSS raises concerns over RSE review panel members

The National Secular Society has raised concerns over the religious connections of individuals appointed to review... Read More »

End faith-based selection in schools, UN committee urges

End faith-based selection in schools, UN committee urges

Schools in England should be prevented from religious discrimination in their admissions, a United Nations committee... Read More »

Anti-science textbooks teaching creationism used in schools

Anti-science textbooks teaching creationism used in schools

Textbooks which present the theory of evolution as a conspiracy theory are being used in UK schools, a new report... Read More »

Barring humanists from RE committees is discriminatory, court rules

Barring humanists from RE committees is discriminatory, court rules

Local advisory committees on religious education may not exclude humanists, the High Court has found.

In a landmark... Read More »

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