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NSS objects to new workplace guidelines on religious discrimination

The National Secular Society has objected to new workplace guidelines issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission following the outcome of the recent European Court cases.

A senior astrophysics professor in Turkey appears to be the latest target of what academics and scientists in that country say is an ongoing campaign by its conservative government to intimidate secular intellectuals.

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Sudden Conversion: Religious right warms to church-state separation in Calif. yoga case

Religious Right groups spend a lot of time beating on church-state separation. Funny, though, how that “artificial” wall that the Religious Right tells us over and over doesn’t exist and was never intended by the Founding Fathers can come in handy sometimes – like when the right wing wants to attack yoga in public schools.

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There are two types of people who sometimes object to participating in interfaith ceremonies: religious and irreligious.
First the religious. After the horrible shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, the local clergy sponsored an ecumenical prayer service…

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is suing a Rhode Island florist in Superior Court in Providence for refusing to deliver FFRF’s order of a dozen red roses to Cranston teen Jessica Ahlquist after she won a court case in January 2012.

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AHA’s Legal Center asks Summerville, SC YMCA to cease discrimination against atheists.

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A Catholic adoption agency has been told by the Charity Regulator in Scotland that if it doesn’t lift its ban on applications from gay couples it will lose its charitable status.

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The European Commission is to investigate complaints submitted by the National Secular Society concerning whether UK legislation relating to state funded ‘faith’ schools breaches European employment laws in relation to discrimination on the grounds of …

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In a move that has enraged human rights advocates, the Australian government has given religious groups wide-scale opt-outs in proposed new anti-discrimination laws.

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The European Court of Human Rights has rejected three of the four landmark cases of alleged religious discrimination in the workplace. The ruling has been welcomed by the National Secular Society.

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