Inverclyde parent, Mark Gordon, who initiated the Scottish Secular Society's 2013 petition at the Scottish Parliament asking for Religious Observance to be made an Opt In rather than an Opt Out activity, had this to say. “South Lanarkshire Council's recent review of matters completely vindicates our position, highlighted in both the petition to change religious observance and the … Continue Reading ››
On news of the killings at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, Spencer Fildes has issued the following statement:- Of course our immediate thoughts go out to the families of those killed today by terrorists. But… We need to talk about Islam. The “Allah Akbar, … Continue Reading ››
Raif Badawi and his children
- Raif Badawi is convicted of ‘liberal thoughts’ and insulting authorities
- Badawi is expected to be lashed on Friday in Saudi Arabia
Raif Badawi SCOTTISH SECULAR SOCIETY DELIVERS RAIF BADAWI WITH ANNUAL AIKENHEAD AWARD
- Raif Badawi is convicted of ‘liberal thoughts’ and blasphemy in Saudi Arabia
SCOTTISH SECULAR SOCIETY CALL FOR IMAMS TO HOLD RELIGIOUS ASSEMBLIES IN SCHOOLS
- Logical conclusion of Kirk Moderator’s calls for inclusion
LEADING CREATIONIST WELCOMES OPPORTUNITY TO TEACH CREATIONISM IN SCOTTISH SCHOOLS
- Young Earth creationist Answers in Genesis welcomes Scottish Government’s statement
- Ken Ham has connections with Scottish creationists
- Administrative failure on Biology submission undermined petition
SOCIETY OF BIOLOGY BACKS SCOTTISH SECULAR SOCIETY PETITION FOR GUIDANCE FOR TEACHERS ON CREATIONISM
- SSS claim petition damaged by failure to publish
- Society for Biology also urges appropriate support for teachers
- Petition backed by 3 Nobel Prize winners2
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE ON HOW CREATIONISM IS TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS (PE01530). SCOTTISH SECULAR SOCIETY FEARS IT VALIDATES CREATIONIST TEACHING.
- Government response to evolution-denial in schools: Go ahead and teach it 'in context'.
- Parents and teachers left without guidance
- Open invitation to teach creationism within Religious and Moral Education (RME)
Al-Furqan mosque - Facebook The men were filing into the hall for a talk after Friday prayers at Al-Furqan mosque in Glasgow’s affluent west end. A small bunch of women, separated from the men in front by a long mat, were still uttering prayers at the back. It would be the only thing I would hear … Continue Reading ››
GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE SEX EDUCATION OUT OF HANDS OF ‘MIDDLE-AGED MEN PLEDGED TO CELIBACY’.
- SSS want mandatory sex education with no exclusions.
- Introduction of Dutch model of sex education to Scotland.
- Professional sex educators in all schools.