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, 17 Nov 2016
The National Audit Office has been asked to scrutinise the significant sums of public money that the Government has handed out to wealthy...
Tue, 09 Aug 2016
The National Secular Society has criticised the latest wave of taxpayer funding for cathedrals, after the Department for Culture, Media and...
Mon, 01 Jun 2015
Several bills related to secular causes have been successful in the House of Lords Private Members' Bill ballot, meaning new laws on sharia...
Fri, 23 Jan 2015
Secularists made a strong case for abolishing Chancel Repair Liability (CRL) in a debate in the House of Lords, and described CRL as a "medieval...
Thu, 18 Sep 2014
Rip Off Britain, the BBC consumer rights programme which investigates viewers' stories of being ripped-off, this week covered chancel repair...
The legal requirement to repair church chancels has surprisingly started to impact the Church Commissioners. Here's what they did about it.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016
NSS treasurer Ed Moore writes on the blurred lines between church and state when it comes to taxpayer funding for church repairs, and the vast sums of money being sent from the Treasury to the Church of...
Mon, 19 Sep 2016
Is the Church really as poor as it claims? Ed Moore, treasurer of the National Secular Society, considers the extent of the Church of England's considerable wealth.
Tue, 23 Feb 2016
Keith Porteous Wood argues that with the Church Commissioners sitting on a £4bn surplus, the Church of England should not be receiving additional public funds for fixing church roofs, and should...
Fri, 20 Mar 2015
Michael Hall reflects on the importance of Lord Avebury's bill to abolish chancel repair liability and places it in the context of privilege and inequality.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014