150 Years of Challenging Religious Privilege
Join our campaign for an inclusive and secular education system.
We campaign for the law and the administration of justice to be based on equality, respect for human rights, and on objective evidence.
Blasphemy to intimidation, we've always robustly challenged religious threats to free expression.
Public services that are intended for the whole community, especially those funded by public money, should be provided in a secular context.
We campaign on a wide range of topics where religious privilege impacts public life. Including:
For over 150 years we have campaigned for disestablishment, the separation of the C of E and state.
Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The British public considers religious studies one of the least important subjects which secondary schools teach, according to a poll.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018
The National Secular Society is to hold a one day conference on reform of religion and belief education in schools, with speakers to include...
Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The number of pupils being entered for an RS IGCSE exam which allows them to learn about only one religion rose by 40% last year.
Mon, 04 Dec 2017
The NSS has called for a new national entitlement for religion and belief education in England to ensure all pupils learn about a diversity...
Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Luxembourg has abolished religious teaching in schools as part of the government's plan to separate church and state.
The latest report into the problems with religious education reiterates the need to start with a fundamental examination of the subject's purpose. But, Alastair Lichten wonders, do the proposals go far...
Thu, 23 Nov 2017
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.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017
A parent's legal challenge to the exclusion of a humanist representative from the local body responsible for overseeing religious education highlights the need for urgent reform of this contested area...
Fri, 21 Jul 2017
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Education Reform Act 1988 which saw the introduction of a national curricular entitlement for all pupils. One subject alone remains set apart from this - religious...
Wed, 17 May 2017
In recent years faith communities have amplified their demands for a better understanding of religion in the private and public sector. But what do pupils need to know about religion by the time they leave...
Tue, 02 Aug 2016