The Secular Spotlight Blog

Weekend Wrap for 25 October 2020

25 October 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 25 October 2020.

Ruddock’s religious privilege at Hornsby Shire Council

23 October 2020

Philip Ruddock once oversaw the review into religious freedom in Australia. But as Mayor of Hornsby Shire Council, he now oversees the practice of privileging one faith – Christianity – in the official proceedings of council meetings.

Weekend Wrap for 18 October 2020

18 October 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 18 October 2020.

Our ambassadors take up the fight on chaplaincy

NSL ambassadors leading the charge against religious chaplaincy

14 October 2020

We need secular champions right across the community to speak out against the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP).

Media Release: 2020 Budget Sustains Wasteful Chaplaincy Funding

12 October 2020

The federal government’s commitment to funding the wasteful and discriminatory National School Chaplaincy Program continues with the confirmation of more than $60 million being allocated for the 2020-21 financial year. We believe religious chaplains have no place in our secular public schools.

Weekend Wrap 11 October 2020

Weekend Wrap for 11 October 2020

11 October 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 11 October 2020.

NSL Youth Ambassador Lazaras Panayiotou

Welcoming NSL Youth Ambassador Lazaras Panayiotou

7 October 2020

We’re pleased to welcome Lazaras Panayiotou on board as our first official NSL Youth Ambassador!

Weekend Wrap for 4 October 2020

4 October 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 4 October 2020.

Lack of SRE oversight a cause for growing concern

1 October 2020

Teachers and parents are united in their concern over the lack of control over the material presented in NSW public school SRE classes.

Weekend Wrap for 27 September 2020

27 September 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 27 September 2020.

Meg Webb denounces faith-based opponents of assisted dying

26 September 2020

In her speech on Mike Gaffney’s voluntary assisted dying (VAD) bill in the Legislative Council in Tasmania, fellow Independent Meg Webb criticised the campaign tactics employed in religious-based opposition to the bill.

Navy’s Top Chaplain Excited for New Secular Roles

23 September 2020

For the first time, the Royal Australian Navy’s Director-General of Chaplaincy, Collin Acton, is on the search for staff who do not have theological degrees.