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, 19 Oct 2017
The number of children attending Church of England services during school time has risen for at least the third consecutive year.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The NSS has accused the government of obfuscating over the extent of religious schools' ability to discriminate when hiring teachers.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The NSS has welcomed a ruling in the Court of Appeal that an Islamic school's policy of gender segregation was unlawful.
Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Parents and children have taken to the streets to protest plans to merge Trafalgar College, a school without a religious ethos, into the Christian...
Wed, 27 Sep 2017
A faith school will co-locate with a non-religious school while retaining a faith-based ethos, in what the NSS has termed "a farce".
The government is under fire over proposals to lift the cap on faith-based admissions in faith schools. Stephen Evans says the plans should be abandoned - and religious groups' role in education rolled...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Theresa May's plans to expand faith schools in Britain are ill-judged. In response, Chris Sloggett argues, it is up to secularists to make a principled case: state education must be grounded in reason...
Thu, 20 Jul 2017
Turning a blind eye to discriminatory gender segregation in Islamic schools would be a disaster for future generations of British girls growing up in Muslim communities, argues Stephen Evans.
Tue, 11 Jul 2017
The Government's proposals on Relationships and Sex Education are a step in the right direction – but religious opt outs mean many children will continue to be left behind, writes Stephen Evans....
Thu, 09 Mar 2017
Both the Government and the Labour Party have wilful blind spots around faith schools, and as the Government looks set to launch a new wave of faith schools amid an education funding crisis, how can such...
Tue, 07 Mar 2017