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  1. New research has revealed that the average minority ethnic or poor pupil who applies for a place at a Church of England or Roman Catholic state school in England is significantly less likely to get that place when compared to the average white or better-off pupil. The research was conducted by Dr Matthew Weldon of the […]
  2. The Court of Session has dismissed a judicial review brought by the anti-abortion campaign group SPUC (the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) against the Scottish Government’s decision to allow women to take misoprostol, the second drug used to effect an early medical abortion, in the safety of their home. Humanists UK has welcomed […]
  3. A new report, commissioned by Humanist Society Scotland, reveals that a substantial majority (59%) of Scottish people do not hold either religious or spiritual beliefs. The research carried out by Survation, polled over 1,000 Scottish residents about a range of issues relating to their religious affiliations and beliefs. The report’s key findings are: Most people […]
  4. A state faith school in London previously exposed by Humanists UK for redacting mentions of same-sex relationships and women’s rights in its textbooks, has been criticised by Office of the Schools Adjudicator for lacking reasonableness, clarity, and objectivity in its admissions policy. The Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls’ School had applied ‘modesty and holiness’ requirements upon […]
  5. Republic of Ireland Health Minister, Simon Harris, has confirmed that women resident in Northern Ireland will be able to access abortion services in the Republic of Ireland, after legislation to remove the ban on abortion is passed in the autumn. Humanists UK, which has campaigned for free, safe, and legal abortion services in Northern Ireland, has […]