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.
Fri, 09 Feb 2018
The NSS has criticised the Foreign Office for "fetishising Islamic head coverings" after it encouraged staff to mark 'world hijab day'.
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
A minister has told the NSS public services must be delivered "on an equal opportunities basis", including by religious groups.
Fri, 05 Jan 2018
The NSS has expressed support for a North London coroner facing calls to be sacked after refusing to prioritise religious burials over others....
Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The NSS has written to the Government after a minister said Christian charities need not hide their faith when providing public services....
Fri, 10 Nov 2017
A council plans to close and partially demolish a public hall in south-west London and build a new Pentecostal church on the site.
A new civil service post may be intended to promote 'inclusion'. But insistently bringing religion into the workplace will promote it and encourage an assertive form of selfishness at public expense, says...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017
When religious organisations are delivering state-funded public services they should neither discriminate nor proselytize – argues Stephen Evans, looking at the case of CrossReach and its implications....
Tue, 13 Jun 2017
An increased role for religious organisations in the provision of public services would be disastrous for both the public and faith sectors, argues Alastair Lichten.
Thu, 02 Jun 2016
Any attempt to give faith-based organisations more room to discuss religion when running public services risks making their services less inclusive. Besides, public money shouldn't be funding evangelism,...
Fri, 06 Nov 2015
There are many ways to do good, including campaigning for human rights and equality over discrimination and prejudice, but charitable work is not a bargaining chip for special privileges, argues Alistair...
Tue, 06 Jan 2015