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Newsline 5 August 2016

We are very excited for our upcoming conference, and for the opportunity to hear from so many fascinating speakers. The fabulous Gala Dinner in the evening will be unmissable, with separate tickets for the dinner available for only £80, to include a three course meal and entertainment.

The conference theme – living better together – reflects the role secularism can play in building a society in which all of us, whether religious or not, can live together fairly and cohesively, as our campaigns director writes in the blog below.

For students the conference ticket price includes a 1 year NSS membership, all for just £10!

All of our members enjoy a discounted ticket price for the conference, so if you would like to join the National Secular Society before you get your ticket, or if you need to renew your membership, do so here.

We hope to see you at the conference, on Saturday 3rd September.

Living better together: secularism and cohesion

Living better together: secularism and cohesion

Opinion | Fri, 29 Jul 2016

Later this year the NSS will mark its 150th anniversary with a special conference around the theme of 'living better together'. Campaigns director Stephen Evans explains why the time has come for people of all faiths to stand together in supporting secularist principles.

Living better together: Muslims and active integration

Living better together: Muslims and active integration

Opinion | Mon, 25 Jul 2016

On the theme of living better together, Maajid Nawaz argues that identity policing has further marginalised Muslims and that Britain was wrong to not expect minorities to embrace liberal values.

What do pupils need to know about religion?

What do pupils need to know about religion?

Opinion | Tue, 02 Aug 2016

In recent years faith communities have amplified their demands for a better understanding of religion in the private and public sector. But what do pupils need to know about religion by the time they leave school?

NSS Speaks Out

Our president Terry Sanderson spoke on LBC about a swimming pool in Luton that features sessions segregated by gender for "cultural reasons" with bathers required to cover themselves from "navel to knee". NSS executive director Keith Porteous Wood spoke on BBC Three Counties about faith schools, and NSS vice president Alistair McBay was quoted in the Scotsman about threats to Human Rights.

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