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Catholicism Collective Worship Education

School Children Punished for Not Going to Mass

Story taken from the BBC News Site School children who decided not to attend their Catholic school’s Founders Mass one afternoon are to be subjected to discipline by the school. The school has said that it is ostensibly for “truancy” but as the whole school was expected to attend this service which lasted the whole […]

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Church of England

And so the Church of England Collapse Continues…

I know I only posted yesterday about the ongoing war over homosexuality that is taking place in the Church of England which has revealed a deep split over the issue (although I think we all knew it was there). Well, the ongoing collapse continues with two more stories (both taken from the BBC website):

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Church of England Religion

Is the CofE About to Tear Itself Apart?

In a week when the first Church of England Bishop came out as gay and in a relationship (and yet stating that he is obeying the rules and staying celebate… we believe him don’t we?), another CofE vicar in Tunbridge Wells is threatening to form a new group to orchestrate a formal split from the […]

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Atheism Humanism International

We Don’t Want Your (Atheist) Money!

Story taken from “The Thinking Atheist” podcast: An Oklahoma children’s home happily accepted a $100 donation (given by Matt Wilbourne, a Muskogee (Oklamhoma) resident), until it realized that the money was given in the name of the Muskogee Atheist Community.

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Islam Religion

What do Jihadists Really Want?

In his latest episode of the “Waking Up” Podcast, Sam Harris reads and examines articles from ISIS’ own magazine “Dabiq”. Hear, in their own words, the reasons why they hate us, and why some apologists for Islam are wrong! https://www.samharris.org/podcast/item/what-do-jihadists-really-want Join the Forum discussion on this post

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News

South London Church Fined for Loud 3am Services

A church in South London has just been fined over £7,000 following noise complaints. As someone who lives next door to one of these churches myself I am, of course, pleased with this result!

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Events

Special Event AronRa in London

In association with our friends at the London Atheist  Activist Group (LAAG), Atheism UK is proud to announce that Texas State Director of American Atheists, host of the Ra-Men Podcast and one third of the “Unholy Trinity”, AronRa will be coming to speak on “Religious Culture and AA’s Activism”. Thursday 30th April 2015 at 7.30pm-10.30pm […]

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Atheism

A Hundred Walked Out of My Lecture

Atheism UK Distinguished Supporter Dr Sue Blackmore recently attempted to deliver a lecture to a group of 17-18 year olds in Oxford. What followed was a prime example of how religions poison minds! Taken from the Richard Dawkins Foundation Website

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Atheism

Where do Atheists in the UK live?

The Guardian links to a data mapping application which utilises the Census data to visually represent the most godless places in the UK. The bluer the map, the higher the godless population! What are the numbers like where you live?

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Atheism

Petition – Free Mubarak Bala

Please sign this Change.org petition – Mubarak Bala is a highly educated chemical engineer. He was about to continue his studies in petroleum engineering in London, England, before he was abruptly committed to a secure psychiatric ward. He has been beaten by his family, drugged and confined to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, in the […]