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The National Secular Society works for the separation of religion and state and equal respect for everyone's human rights so that no one is either advantaged or disadvantaged on account of their beliefs.

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Opinion

Necessary reforms of religious education are being frustrated by religion's lingering influence. It's time to liberate RE from the vested interests, argues Stephen Evans.

Who controls religious education?

Tags: Education, RE

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

It is now 38 years since Monty Python's Life of Brian was released in November 1979, despite protests. Chris Sloggett asks: are we truly free to engage in blasphemy today?

‘Life of Brian,’ 38 years on: de facto blasphemy is alive and well

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

A new civil service post may be intended to promote 'inclusion'. But insistently bringing religion into the workplace will promote it and encourage an assertive form of selfishness at public expense, says Chris Sloggett....

The folly of the civil service’s ‘faith and belief champion’

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

Interfaith Week is underway. Megan Manson says interfaith dialogue must embrace secularist principles to remain relevant, effective and inclusive.

Interfaith must embrace secularism

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

The myth of a culture war on Christmas may be comical and its claims endlessly debunked, but its promotion is part of a campaign for Christian supremacy, argues Alastair Lichten.

The 'war on Christmas' is coming

Fri, 10 Nov 2017

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What our members say

  • Luke said:

    I feel proud my membership money will go towards future successes in the fight for a fair and secular future for all.

  • David, Shropshire said:

    I have come to appreciate that the NSS is often a lone voice of rationality in the wilderness that is dominated by religious dogma, bigotry and political manipulation.

  • Anon said:

    The General Principles of the NSS very accurately represent my outlook. Religious beliefs are valid and appropriate when held and practised privately, but if you use your beliefs to justify your actions, you must be prepared to justify your beliefs.

  • Nicolle, London said:

    I chose a non-denominational school for my son and yet he still has to take part in daily collective worship. A theatre group called "Open the Book" entertain his class once a week with Bible stories, in addition to an RE class. Religion should be taken out of schools altogether and more time spent on aspects of the curriculum relevant to adult life. Excluding him would however make him the odd-one-out.

  • Matt, Ipswich said:

    Unacceptable- 26 bishops are able to influence legislation which will directly affect me - for no other reason than they are connected to the established church.