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National Secular Society

Challenging Religious Privilege

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Becoming a member of the National Secular Society is a declaration of your support for the separation of the state from religious institutions. Make a stand for freedom, fairness and human rights by adding your voice to the call for a secular society.

We receive no funding from government or outside bodies – our campaigning is wholly supported by our members, people like you who share our belief in the urgent need to separate religion from education, politics and public life in general.

New members must agree to our General Principles. Term and conditions can be read here.

Membership rates

Membership

Annual

Monthly

Student

£9

Concessionary

£23

£2

Individual

£34

£3

Group

£34

£3

Joint

£57

£5

Membership rates may change if approved by an Annual General Meeting of the Society. We will notify you in advance in this event.

How would you like to purchase your membership?

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Annual direct debit

Starting a direct debit is the most effective way to join the NSS or renew – it allows us to predict how much money we will have available, and also cuts down on administration costs. If you'd prefer you can make a one off card payment


Apply by post

You can join by downloading and printing off the application form below and returning it with your payment.

Group affiliation

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NSS affiliated groups; local, student and organised around specific interests are a great way of raising local awareness of secular issues, running campaigns and socialising with like-minded secularists

Life membership

Life membership is available only to existing members of at least one year's standing. For under 65s it is £700, for over 65s it is £400. Contact us for more details.

What our members say

Stephen, Kent

I have long been convinced that the only way to fight religious extremism of all origins, and to protect the basic liberties of all citizens, is to work towards a a properly secular and democratic society, in which freedom of religious practice and expression (within the law) is safeguarded, but where the state takes no sides in religion save to ensure that it has no special privileges and cannot be forced on anyone.

The only way I can see to build a tolerant and cohesive society is to have a secular state free from religion. It should work for and protect every one of its citizens whatever their beliefs.

Tom, Liskeard

"I decided to join the NSS because I am fed up of politicians acting as though a dilemma exists between equality, civil rights, and religious freedom. This is evident in the policies on religious slaughter, equal marriage, and evangelism in schools. No such dilemma exists. Secularism presents the ideal compromise which would lead to a truly equal and multicultural Britain. I live in hope that the political parties will eventually realise this."

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