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Newsline 24 March 2016

Another terror attack has struck at the heart of our secular ideals – freedom of speech, democracy, equality, freedom of and from religion. Now is the time for us all to unite as citizens in standing up for these principles, to prevent terrorism from threatening our cherished way of life.

Last Saturday we announced our Secularist of the Year – Educate Together, who show what our schools can look like when secularist principles are put into action. You can read more about Educate Together's work opening inclusive, equality-based schools below.

All of our work depends on you, our supporters, and we need your support more than ever. If you're not already a member, please join the Society today and put your principles into action.

There will not be an issue of Newsline next week but it will return as normal on Friday 8 April.

Christian country? Politicians should be careful what they wish for

Christian country? Politicians should be careful what they wish for

Opinion | Wed, 23 Mar 2016

The demise of Anglican Christianity won't herald a uniformly secularised society, but a fractured country where the vast, non-religious majority contend with vocal religious minorities. Secularism must mediate this, argues Benjamin Jones.

Gender segregation: breaking the law to appease Islamism

Gender segregation: breaking the law to appease Islamism

Opinion | Mon, 21 Mar 2016

The LSE and their Students' Union need to stop breaking equality legislation that is designed to protect students, and start listening to the Muslim women challenging gender segregation, argues Chris Moos.

Should the Church of England be disestablished?

Should the Church of England be disestablished?

The marriage of church and state has lasted five centuries, but is it now time for a divorce? Do Anglican bishops sitting in the House of Lords retain any political relevance in our national life? Might a split be better for both? Linda Woodhead and Reverend Lucy Winkett offer interesting perspectives on this debate in Prospect Magazine.

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