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, 15 Dec 2017
The NSS has told a parliamentary committee free speech should be protected "not only as a legal concept" on university campuses.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017
A growing number of religious schools are spreading beliefs that clash with British values and equalities law, Ofsted has warned.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017
A consultation has revealed extensive support for inclusive secular education in the London borough of Hackney.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Prince Charles's accession to the throne will offer an "opportune moment" to disestablish the Church of England, an NSS report says.
Fri, 08 Dec 2017
The National Secular Society has criticised the "cynical abuse of religious privilege" at a House of Lords debate led by the Archbishop of...
After three weeks of damning evidence at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, Richard Scorer says mandatory reporting of institutional abuse is necessary to prevent churches from covering it...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Women's rights advocates say the US legal advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom is "exporting extreme ideologies worldwide" against sexual and reproductive rights. Claire Provost and Ella Milburn investigate....
Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Pakistan's government, military and opposition parties have given in to the demands of a fundamentalist mob. Basit Mahmood says this is a blow to those who wish to remain true to the secular vision of...
Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Violent threats look set to censor a film which was due for UK release today. It's the latest sign of rising Hindu fundamentalism. In response, Chris Sloggett says, we must make sure no religion gets special...
Fri, 01 Dec 2017
As supporters of a new Bill aim to see home schooling in England registered for the first time, education and schools campaigner Alastair Lichten says children's independent rights must receive greater...
Thu, 30 Nov 2017