For Freedom And Fairness
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, 21 Dec 2017
A judge has ruled that a transgender parent can appeal to have contact with her children, despite a religious community's opposition.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017
A 'devout Christian' who was sacked as an NHS director after opposing same-sex adoption has lost his claim for religious discrimination.
Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Two parents have withdrawn their son from a Church of England primary school after it allowed a student to wear a girl's uniform.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The High Court has ruled that same-sex marriages which are entered into in England do not need to be recognised in Northern Ireland.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The NSS has called on the government to consider banning so-called gay conversion 'therapies' after a Liverpool church encouraged LGBT+ people to starve themselves for long periods.
On International Women's Day, Megan Manson celebrates the stories of seven brave and determined women in the UK who religious hardliners have tried – and failed miserably – to bully over the past year.
Thu, 08 Mar 2018
On Pride weekend, NSS executive director Keith Porteous Wood highlights the interconnectedness between the fight for secularism and equality for LGBTQ people
Fri, 07 Jul 2017
Despite the hyperbole, the decision in the Ashers Baker case is both reasonable and straightforward, opening the door neither to a denigration of religious freedom or equality laws. Had the case gone the other way it would have undermined both, argues Stephen Evans.
Tue, 01 Nov 2016
Italy's bill on civil unions is an important landmark in the history of successful and unsuccessful attempts by the Vatican to influence Italian politics, writes Stefano Bonino.
Thu, 26 May 2016
While people of all faiths and none have campaigned for and against LGBTQ rights, the merger of religious and state power has always been the greatest threat to LGBTQ rights around the world and turns bigotry into discrimination, argues NSS president Terry Sanderson.
Tue, 17 May 2016