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.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Dozens of small independent faith schools have repeatedly failed to meet Ofsted standards in the last three years.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The NSS has promised to "actively support" efforts to outlaw caste discrimination after taking part in an official consultation on the issue.
Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The NSS has called for a 'fundamental rethink' about religious education after new research revealed that a quarter of England's secondary schools are...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Only 6% of adults in Britain are practising Christians and very few of them decided to become Christians during adulthood, a survey has found.
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Two parents have withdrawn their son from a Church of England primary school after it allowed a student to wear a girl's uniform.
As new data suggests non-belief is at a record high, Chris Sloggett says secularists should be more assertive in making the case for freedom of and from religion.
Fri, 08 Sep 2017
Cormac Murphy O'Connor, the former Archbishop of Westminster, died on 1 September. NSS executive director Keith Porteous Wood seeks to set the historical record straight with this alternative obituary....
Fri, 08 Sep 2017
As a theme park lifts its ban on Sikh ceremonial swords, NSS campaigns director Stephen Evans questions the wisdom behind religious exemptions from generally applicable rules.
Sat, 02 Sep 2017
NSS executive director Keith Porteous Wood detects a long-overdue and decisive turn towards secularism in publicly funded healthcare in Ireland, an area in which the Catholic Church has until now been...
Fri, 01 Sep 2017
The Australian abuse commission is right not to exempt the confessional from reporting obligations, and its rigour should provide a model to reverse the backsliding already all too clear in the UK, argues...
Wed, 16 Aug 2017