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The SSS condemn the distribution of homophobic literature at a local high school

Posted by on 5 May, 2017 in Press Releases, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The SSS condemn the distribution of homophobic literature at a local high school

The Scottish Secular Society fully condemn the recent distribution of homophobic literature at St. Mungo’s High School.

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Welcome Our New Board for the 2017-18 year!

Posted by on 4 April, 2017 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Welcome Our New Board for the 2017-18 year!

  Following our Annual General Meeting last night we have a new board! In our fifth year, the campaign for increased secularism in Scottish society continues. The Scottish Secular Society provides a strong secular voice, advocating a more cohesive, rational and equal society- in which both freedom of and freedom from religion are respected. We’d like to thank two board members who have reluctantly stood down due to pressing life commitments; Douglas McLellan, former Vice Chair, and Steffy Heggarty, our former Interfaith Officer. They’ve...

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Speaking before the Edinburgh Secular Society

Posted by on 4 April, 2017 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Speaking before the Edinburgh Secular Society

  We send our warmest thank you to the members of the Edinburgh Secular Society. Charlie Lynch and Megan Crawford, attended by SSS member Brendan Devlin, had the privilege of being invited to be the guest speakers for the ESS monthly meeting. Charlie delivered an insightful perspective about where the SSS has come from, but most especially where we are heading. You could even say 2017 is our own “Great Taking Off”.   Charlie discussed our present and future petitions, our newest affiliations with various organisations...

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Representatives of Scotland’s secular and humanist societies offer a united statement against the recent attacks

Posted by on 3 March, 2017 in Press Releases, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Representatives of Scotland’s secular and humanist societies offer a united statement against the recent attacks

Dignity, safety, compassion and love for one another must be at the forefront of our minds today.

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Stornoway’s Sunday swimmers need your help (and a little bit of cash)

Posted by on 11 November, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Stornoway’s Sunday swimmers need your help (and a little bit of cash)

Comhairle nan Eilean Sia (Western Isles Council) consider it sinful to swim in the public baths on Sunday. That is a matter for them. They wish to impose this view on all Stornoway sports facility users. That is a matter for all of us. It is discrimination against non-Christians, and indeed against the many Christians who think that taking a swim on the Sabbath is ok.

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Scottish Secular Society backs Dundee church over giant cross

Posted by on 10 October, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Scottish Secular Society backs Dundee church over giant cross

A Dundee church at the centre of a planning row over a giant cross has won support from an unusual source — The Scottish Secular Society.

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HUMANISTS IN FIGHT FOR PUPILS’ RIGHTS | On The Button

Posted by on 10 October, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

HUMANISTS IN FIGHT FOR PUPILS’ RIGHTS | On The Button

Scottish Humanists gear up for high court battle with religious institutions to give pupils
the right to opt-out of religious observance in schools.

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Get unelected church reps off education committees, says society

Posted by on 10 October, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Get unelected church reps off  education  committees, says society

Secular Society wants to end automatic church representation on education committees

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Are Faith Schools a Good Thing? (audio)

Posted by on 9 September, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are Faith Schools a Good Thing? (audio)

The Church of England has made it clear that it wishes to establish hundreds of new Anglican schools over the next 5 years.

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Threat to erode our human rights looms large – The Scotsman

Posted by on 8 August, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Threat to erode our human rights looms large – The Scotsman

Source: Megan Crawford: Threat to erode our human rights looms large – The Scotsman There are reasons to fear a UK Bill of Rights, argues Megan Crawford Brexit has troubling implications for the future of human rights and secularism in Scotland. At this time, the confusion of where the 1998 Human Rights Act (HRA), the European Charter of Human Rights (ECHR) and the EU Charter protect our rights is made none-the-clearer by the proposedautonomous post-Brexit British Bill of Rights. This Bill of Rights would be in line with Germany’s and...

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