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To show that Secularism and Freethought are alive and well in the United Kingdom and Europe.

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Did Europe's centuries of religious war result in its secularism?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Chris Jul 30, 2016. 8 Replies

Did long-term monarchs impose their religions?In the US, with presidents' terms limited to eight years, religions might be imposed by majorities in state legislatures or Congress or by majorities on state supreme courts or the US Supreme Court.Continue

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Firms 'place asylum seekers in sub-standard housing'

Started by Stephen. Last reply by Mrs.B Jan 20, 2016. 1 Reply

Private security firms G4S and Serco have placed asylum seekers in sub-standard properties, according to a report by the National Audit Office.…Continue

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Comment by Stephen on September 15, 2017 at 4:45pm

Campaigners raise concern over hijab in primary schools

Posted: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:29

Campaigners raise concern over hijab in primary schools

Feminist campaigners are calling for a "robust" response after it emerged that many state primary schools are incorporating the hijab into their uniform policies.

In a letter published in the Sunday Times last weekend (text below), they urged the state "to robustly defend hard-won freedoms and progressive values". They will soon meet Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector of schools in England, to discuss the issue.

The letter was co-ordinated by Amina Lone, of the Social Action and Research Foundation. Its other signatories included Gina Khan, of One Law for All, and the National Secular Society's campaigns director, Stephen Evans.

Read more=  http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2017/09/campaigners-raise-concern...

Comment by Mrs.B on September 13, 2017 at 4:17pm

Those numbers are looking very good.

Comment by Stephen on September 13, 2017 at 11:50am

How better education has built a more secular Britain

It’s official: the people of Great Britain have lost faith. New research from the British Social Attitudes survey reveals that 71% of young people are not religious. Overall, 53% of the population in England and Wales are non-religious. It is the first time that following a religion has been a minority position. Only 18% of people are actively practising.

So why is this happening? Are the young just feckless, uninterested, or has society somehow “failed” to persuade them that religion should be part of their lives? Around 20% of British schools are, after all, “faith schools”. Surely a religious school, chosen by parents, should produce young people who are religious?

https://theconversation.com/how-better-education-has-built-a-more-s...

Comment by Mrs.B on September 8, 2017 at 3:29pm

They are always the injured parties.........

Comment by Stephen on September 8, 2017 at 2:54pm

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Lee Rigby killer Michael Adebolajo's £100,000 compo claim for 'psychological scars' he suffered in scuffle with prison staff

Lee Rigby's killer has launched a compensation bid over a scuffle with prison guards that could cost taxpayers £100,000.

Michael Adebolajo claims he has been left with 'psychological injury' after he was left with two teeth missing following the incident in 2013.

He has now filed a writ in the High Court asking for £25,000.

But with costs for a police investigation and legal fees taken into consideration the total is likely to be around £100,000.

Adebolajo, 32, and his accomplice Michael Adebowale, 26, ran Fusilier Lee over with their car near to his barracks in Woolwich, south London, on May 22, 2013.

read:http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/lee-rigby-killer-michael-adebo...

Comment by Mrs.B on September 6, 2017 at 5:24pm

Its the criminals I was talking about.

Comment by Stephen on September 6, 2017 at 5:07pm

The trouble is their country's of origin puts up barriers and don't cooperate, and under the law of the UK their human rights have to be respected. I'm in favour of doing this for asylum seekers and migrants, but many are people who have committed terrible crimes and we still cant expel them. 

Comment by Mrs.B on September 6, 2017 at 5:00pm

Oh good grief!!! Criminals should be instantly deported, not housed for any more than 48 hours. That's ridiculous.

Comment by Stephen on September 6, 2017 at 4:30pm

Mustapha came to the UK on a false passport. He shares his experience of being in Brook House – an immigration removal centre.

Comment by Mrs.B on August 22, 2017 at 1:26am

Such a well spoken young man.

 

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