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Tuesday 2 December 2008

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AUSTRALIAN HUMANISTS, meeting in national convention in Sydney, at Humanist House, 10 Shepherd St, Chippendale, resolved on 3rd May as follows: 1- To express our dismay at recent events in the United Nations Human Rights Council, which seriously challenge the U.N. Universal Declaration of (...)
Tuesday 2 December 2008

World Youth Day bill

WORLD YOUTH DAY BILL 15 November 2006 Second Reading The Hon. ERIC ROOZENDAAL (Minister for Roads, and Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport) [12.42 a.m.]: I move: That this bill be now read a second time. I seek leave to incorporate the second reading speech in Hansard. Leave (...)
Tuesday 2 December 2008

The catholic church and gambling

Max Wallace is a member of the Australian National Secular Association which is campaigning for a constitutional separation of church and state in Australia. His book, The Purple Economy, as been published in 2007. Readers of La Raison may not be aware of the Catholic Church’s extensive (...)
Tuesday 2 December 2008

Australia plans to fund school chaplains

Australia plans to fund school chaplains Ian Robinson, President of the Rationalist Society of Australia, has strongly criticised the Australian Government’s plan to fund chaplains in public schools. ’This is another nail in the coffin of a viable free, compulsory and secular education system (...)
Tuesday 2 December 2008

Understanding La laïcité

History and Theory What France has recognised, which most other countries have not, is that government temporal authority and church supernatural authority must be separate entities in a democracy. The separation between the two authorities should be seen as on a par with the separation of (...)

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6 October 2010 - NSS Bulletin autumn 2010

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7 September 2010 - Number of Catholic weddings falls dramatically

The number of Catholic weddings in the (US) Archdiocese of Boston – where the extent of the (...)

7 September 2010 - Armed forces consider deploying "humanist chaplains"

The Scotsman reports "military sources" as being "sympathetic" to the idea of establishing an (...)

7 September 2010 - Coming out as atheist – John McCrirrick

The barmy betting guru John McCrirrick tells us on Channels Four’s own "Thought for the Day" (...)

7 September 2010 - Darwin’s house and laboratory denied world heritage status – for now

Charles Darwin’s home, Down House in Kent, and the surrounding landscape where he carried out (...)