The Secular Spotlight Blog

SRE Providers Increase COVID Risk for Sake of “Mission”

4 September 2020

The insistence of preachers on continuing to access public school classrooms despite the fears of COVID-19 shows how Special Religious Education (SRE) providers are putting their religious “mission” above the safety of others.

A Devilish Test for Noosa

1 September 2020

Noosa’s Satanists are calling on the Morrison government to protect their right to freedom of religion as thousands of Christians mount an online campaign to have their first annual Black Mass cancelled.

Weekend Wrap for 30 August 2020

30 August 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 30 August 2020.

Removing Prayers in Parliament

28 August 2020

We want your help in removing prayers from parliamentary procedures at all levels of government across the country!

Aussies Losing Faith in Chaplains

25 August 2020

Results from a new survey have again brought into question the taxpayer funding of exclusively religious chaplains in public institutions such as the military and schools.

Weekend Wrap for 23 August 2020

23 August 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 23 August 2020.

Council Prayers Contradict Inclusion Policies

18 August 2020

A Queensland council whose own vision statement aims to encourage inclusiveness is inviting only Christians to lead prayer sessions at the opening of each council meeting.

Weekend Wrap for 16 August 2020

16 August 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 16 August 2020.

Prayers Enforced at Brisbane City Council

11 August 2020

Mayor Adrian Schrinner has publicly rejected the outcome of a petition to remove prayers from Brisbane City Council meetings weeks before the petition is due to close, signalling that neither he nor the Council are willing to consider the outcome.

Weekend Wrap for 9 August 2020

9 August 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 9 August 2020.

Brisbane Council prayers: Time to get rid of this tradition

5 August 2020

Although 49.8 per cent of citizens in the Brisbane City Council area are not Christian, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane is insisting that a prayer must continue to kick off every council meeting because of ‘tradition’.

Weekend Wrap for 2 August 2020

2 August 2020

Catch up on the latest secular news with the NSL’s Weekend Wrap for 2 August 2020.