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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.

Make a stand for freedom, fairness and human rights by adding your voice to the call for a secular democracy.

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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

  • 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.

  • Jonathan said:

    The redacting of exam questions and the scandal of gender separation at British Universities convinced me to join the NSS, standing up for rationalism, and civilised behaviour, unafraid to stick its head above the parapet and expose hypocrites, religious zealots and apologists

  • Peter, Leeds said:

    When selecting a school for my kid, I checked it wasn't focused towards just Christianity. I have no issues with schools teaching about religions and beliefs equally, but don't want my young and impressionable children to be exposed to evangelical practices.

  • Clive, Bideford said:

    The NSS is Britain's front line defence against the vested interests of organised religion that damage our public institutions, not least in education and local government.

  • Amber said:

    People should have the free will to practise whatever religion they wish. I support actions challenging religious organisations' campaigns to manipulate laws and services according to their own belief systems. I hope my membership makes a valid contribution to this important cause.