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Newsline 15 July 2016

Join the National Secular Society in celebrating 150 years of challenging religious privilege with a very special anniversary conference on Saturday 3 September.

A great line-up of speakers will discuss the role of secularism in diverse societies and debate some of the challenges facing secularism in modern Britain.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to hear some of today's finest advocates for secularism examine a broad range of topical issues, including the tensions between Islam and secular democracy, the role of religion in schools and religious threats to universal human rights.

Tickets for an evening gala dinner are available separately, priced £80.

If you would like to join the National Secular Society or if you need to renew your membership you can do so here – and there is a discounted conference ticket price available to our members!

NSS criticise Church plan to open 125 new free schools

NSS criticise Church plan to open 125 new free schools

News | Mon, 11 Jul 2016

The Church of England is planning to bid for control of more than one quarter of the new free schools announced by the Government.

NSS Speaks Out

This week we were quoted in the Guardian, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Independent and in specialist and some international news outlets about the Church's bid to take control of 125 new free schools, and our executive director Keith Porteous Wood was quoted by the Express and Telegraph on the Church's report on historic abuse in a Church-run children's home.

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