national secular society

  • March 31, 2010

    Representatives of six major church bodies have been challenged to reconsider their position in relation to an equalities forum they walked away from earlier this month.

  • December 23, 2009

    Peace on earth, goodwill to all? Stuff that. Zealots in our misnamed ‘culture wars’ are much keener on promoting discord than harmony. Well, that's how it seems.

  • April 8, 2009

    Churches and religious organisations should fund chaplaincy and spiritual care in the National Health Service instead of the taxpayer, says the National Secular Society.

  • October 27, 2008

    When I was younger I used to rejoice in argument. Now I’m tired of it, even though I’m in a line of work where (in terms of the media and politics interface) polarisation is the way you are expected to play the game.

  • October 22, 2008

    The usual internet ranters apart, the much-publicised 'atheist bus project' has provoked some lively discussion and response.

  • June 17, 2008

    PM Gordon Brown has launched a new consultation involving the Labour Party, churches and faith communities. It will focus on identifying the values held in common by different faiths and beliefs - ones that also echo with the non-religious.

  • February 12, 2008

    Rowan Williams clarified the nub of his thinking and showed contrition for clumsiness, but he declined to apologise and is not off the hook, say commentators and other public figures today, amid calls for disestablishment.

  • February 2, 2008

    Two leading organisations speaking for the concerns of non-religious people in the UK have challenged a major youth organisation over its exclusion of non-believers, in spite of its repeated claims to be open and inclusive.

  • December 1, 2007

    Europeans who have no religion are growing in number but are becoming increasingly disadvantaged in the political process, claimed the National Secular Society in the UK at a meeting in the European Parliament on religion and politics.

  • March 21, 2007

    Simon Barrow says that the idea of 'religious liberals' being foils for bombers and bigots is a distorted and distorting notion produced by too much heat and not enough light.