This week we have commentary on a proposed definition of 'Islamophobia' and religious groups which proselytise while providing public services.
We're also resisting proposals to extend religious discrimination in school admissions in Renfrewshire in western Scotland. We respond to a court ruling on
religious marriage. And we have video of our recent lecture on the legacy of the 1944 Education Act.
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A BBC debate on defining 'Islamophobia' was a reminder of the risks of giving too much ground to religious identity politics and empowering 'community
groups' to police public discussion, says Chris Sloggett.
As a report shows some religious groups are helping survivors of modern slavery without proselytising, Megan Manson says public sector bodies must ensure all
organisations that provide services adopt similar policies.
Keith Sharpe, the chair of our Secular Education Forum, reflects on the act of parliament that gave churches substantial control over the education system in
England and Wales.
Illegal Jewish schools hold council to ransom over child safety
Jewish leaders running illegal 'schools' in north London asked Hackney Council to exempt them from the national curriculum in return for agreeing to a
safeguarding framework, it's been revealed. The council has said its
efforts to keep children safe were "frustrated" as a result.
The NSS campaigns to protect the rights of all children to a proper education, and has played a
crucial role in exposing the scandal of unregistered faith schools.
A group of rabbis has said Charedi Jewish schools shouldn't discuss LGBT "matters" with pupils. The NSS has said the government mustn't back down in the face of this defiance.
A Swiss court has ruled that Jägermeister may expand its trademark because its logo isn't offensive to Christians. The NSS has said the ruling misses the point.
"It's not only me. I am just one of millions of women in Iran… We are all sending this message to the government, to the authorities, that I don't want to
wear hijab but I am wearing it because I have to." Shohreh Bayat, who fears returning to Iran after wearing a loose hijab at a chess tournament abroad
For seven decades, India has been held together by its constitution, which promises equality to all. But Narendra Modi's BJP is remaking the nation into one
where some people count as more Indian than others.
NSS speaks out
Our opposition to Renfrewshire Council's plans to extend religious discrimination in school admissions was featured in the Daily Record.
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