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Newsline 23 May 2014

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EU publishes guidelines on protecting free expression abroad

EU publishes guidelines on protecting free expression abroad

News | Tue, 20 May 2014

The Council of the European Union has adopted human rights guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline.

NSS Speaks Out

NSS President Terry Sanderson defended a church's right to freedom of expression in the Daily Mail after a Baptist church became the subject of the police investigation for displaying a poster suggesting non-Christians would 'burn in hell'.

Terry also discussed the role of religion in schools on BBC 3 Counties after an independent Muslim school in Luton was heavily criticised by Ofsted inspectors for promoting Salafi fundamentalist beliefs.

NSS campaigns manager Stephen Evans appeared on the Islam Channel to discuss the influence of religion in schools following allegations that community schools in Birmingham have being taken over in an alleged "Trojan Horse' plot and run on "Islamic principles".

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