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, 13 Jul 2017
Legislators in Malaysia's northeastern state of Kelantan have voted to allow the public caning of those who break strict Islamic laws.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017
The Family Division of the High Court has ruled against a man who claimed his marriage could only be dissolved under sharia, and that his...
Mon, 30 Jan 2017
Baroness Cox has launched a fresh attempt to tackle sharia councils operating in the UK and protect women's rights.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced plans to strengthen the power of Islamic law in the country, in a bid to shore up support...
Wed, 23 Nov 2016
Testimony from Muslim women has been published by the Home Affairs Committee as part of their investigation into sharia, while activists have...
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
Our legal system cannot be permitted to fracture into parallel codes for different religious groups. Sadikur Rahman writes on how to avoid accommodation with sharia while also protecting the rights and...
Fri, 11 Nov 2016
Gender inequality isn't the only problem with sharia councils, and non-Muslims have every right to object to the foundation of a parallel legal system in the UK, writes Benjamin Jones.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016
Does the UK's Sharia Review resemble the sharia 'courts': secretive procedures and discriminatory advisors? Are the Home Office and the Church ignoring conflicts of interest and evidence of discrimination?...
Tue, 09 Aug 2016
The last year has seen a number of successful campaigns against attempts to impose religion in our secular legal system. Council member Sadikur Rahman looks at hopes for optimism in 2015.
Tue, 23 Dec 2014