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NSS calls for action on religious homophobia in report to UN

NSS calls for action on religious homophobia in report to UN

The National Secular Society has highlighted the role of religion in discrimination against LGBT people in a submission... Read More »

Panel wrongly questions child’s religion at appeal for faith school entry

Panel wrongly questions child’s religion at appeal for faith school entry

A child rejected by a faith school had his baptism status wrongly queried by an admissions appeal panel, an ombudsman... Read More »

Anglican experts to join NSS event on disestablishment

Anglican experts to join NSS event on disestablishment

Anglicans sceptical of the Church of England's established status will join the National Secular Society for an online... Read More »

Assisted dying inquiry: NSS calls for reform

Assisted dying inquiry: NSS calls for reform

The National Secular Society has called for reform of the law regarding assisted dying in its submission to a parliamentary... Read More »

Soheil Arabi

Fears grow for Iranian atheist Soheil Arabi

The National Secular Society has joined a campaign for the release of an atheist blogger arrested in Iran.

Soheil Arabi,... Read More »

Peter Ball

Solicitor struck off for conflict of interests in defending bishop

A legal advisor who delayed bishop Peter Ball's imprisonment for abuse has been struck off, following complaints raised... Read More »

Faith school not teaching students about consent in sex education

Faith school not teaching students about consent in sex education

An independent faith school is failing to teach students about consent as part of its sex education program, inspectors... Read More »

NSS calls for action on religious denial of women’s medical care

NSS calls for action on religious denial of women’s medical care

The National Secular Society has urged the government to act on reports that NHS staff are denying women care due... Read More »

Over 100 new unregistered school investigations opened this year

Over 100 new unregistered school investigations opened this year

Ofsted opened over 100 new investigations into unregistered schools, many of them faith schools, in the last 12 months.... Read More »

Bishops’ bench representative protests Labour’s House of Lords plan

Bishops’ bench representative protests Labour’s House of Lords plan

An Anglican bishop has protested plans to reform the House of Lords which could abolish reserved seats for Church... Read More »

Religious role in honour abuse must be tackled, NSS tells inquiry

Religious role in honour abuse must be tackled, NSS tells inquiry

The National Secular Society has told an inquiry the government must tackle religious ideology which fuels so called... Read More »

NSS welcomes parliamentary inquiry into assisted dying

NSS welcomes parliamentary inquiry into assisted dying

The National Secular Society has welcomed the health and social care committee's decision to open a parliamentary... Read More »

Study: Nonreligious children ‘excluded’ in religious education

Study: Nonreligious children excluded in religious education

Nonreligious children may find religious education lessons "excluding", researchers have found.

A recent study published... Read More »

Teachers: End “archaic and discriminatory” collective worship

Teachers: End “archaic and discriminatory” collective worship

Teachers have called for the "archaic and discriminatory" law on collective worship to be scrapped following last... Read More »

UK politicians lobby Malta with “misleading” abortion statements

UK politicians lobby Malta with “misleading” abortion statements

The National Secular Society has criticised an attempt by UK politicians to stop Malta easing abortion restrictions... Read More »

Protect children’s rights from religious imposition, NSS urges UN

Protect children’s rights from religious imposition, NSS urges UN

The National Secular Society has called on the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to address religious... Read More »

Census England & Wales: Less than half the population Christian

Census England & Wales: Less than half the population Christian

The National Secular Society has called for separation of Church and state after census data revealed that less than... Read More »

Faith school fails to teach human reproduction in science

Faith school fails to teach human reproduction in science

An independent faith school is failing to teach pupils about human reproduction in science, inspectors have found.... Read More »

Poll: Most Iranians want secular state and reject forced hijab

Poll: Most Iranians want secular state and reject forced hijab

A majority of Iranians support a secular state and oppose mandatory hijab, polling has found.

Seventy-four per cent... Read More »

Scottish councillors vote not to adopt ‘Islamophobia’ definition

Scottish councillors vote not to adopt ‘Islamophobia’ definition

Councillors have voted not to adopt a definition of 'Islamophobia' that could undermine freedom to criticise Islam,... Read More »

Faith schools fail inspections for eight years running

Faith schools fail inspections for eight years running

The National Secular Society has called for government action after recent reports revealed two faith schools have... Read More »

Government funds charity bringing “biblical truth” to sex workers

Government funds charity bringing “biblical truth” to sex workers

The National Secular Society has criticised the government for funding a faith group which aims to bring "biblical... Read More »

NSS calls on Home Secretary to take charge of Leicester inquiry

NSS calls on Home Secretary to take charge of Leicester inquiry

The National Secular Society has written to Suella Braverman asking that a formal inquiry into the civil unrest in... Read More »

NSS calls for a more secular and inclusive coronation

NSS calls for a more secular and inclusive coronation

The National Secular Society has written to prime minister Rishi Sunak calling for a more secular and inclusive coronation... Read More »

NSS raises concerns over judge’s religion remarks

NSS raises concerns over judge’s religion remarks

The National Secular Society has asked for an investigation after a judge said a murderer's actions were "more" shocking... Read More »

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