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, 19 Oct 2017
The number of children attending Church of England services during school time has risen for at least the third consecutive year.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Income generated by Church of England parishes topped £1 billion for the first time in 2015.
Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Most Brits under 65 think religion does more harm than good, with no evidence linking this to religious intolerance. Just 23% say religion...
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The NSS has urged the Environment Secretary to end the religious exemption from animal welfare laws after a rise in non-stun slaughter.
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Countries with official or preferred religions are more likely to restrict religious activity, research suggests.
New figures show that the BBC is devoting hundreds of hours of programming to religion each year. NSS president Terry Sanderson argues that more of its scarce resources should be spent elsewhere.
Mon, 31 Jul 2017
The overwhelming majority of Britons believe religion should not "influence" politics in the UK, and majorities of all religious believers except Muslims agree.
Mon, 23 May 2016
The ICM poll on 'What British Muslims Really Think' shows clearly that widespread support for Islamic theocracy, not terrorism, is the real, long-term threat to British society, argues Benjamin Jones....
Thu, 14 Apr 2016
Scotland is a mosaic of beliefs and non-beliefs where individuals are free to hold a belief, change it or not have one at all. But it's not hard to see why people are rejecting the organised and politicised...
Thu, 24 Mar 2016
Is the Church really as poor as it claims? Ed Moore, treasurer of the National Secular Society, considers the extent of the Church of England's considerable wealth.
Tue, 23 Feb 2016