A significant part of our output, largely hidden from view, is our submissions to Government or international bodies' consultations. A selection of these submissions can be found below.
The problems of faith-based welfare, possible discrimination and proselytising by religious groups given public funding to provide services to the community.
NSS letter to Andrew Dismore MP,
Chairman of the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
Letter dated 12 September 2008.
NSS submission to Mike Penning MP, Chair of of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on NHS chaplaincy.
Community Cohesion and Migration: Submission by the NSS to the Communities and Local Government Committee.
Consultation on proposals relating to the commencement of section 37 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006
Staffing at foundation and voluntary schools with a religious character.
Submission by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)
Jointly with National Secular Society to the United Nations Commission for Human Rights on the implementation of ‘Combating Defamation of Religions’ resolution of 27 March 2008.
Submission to Liberal Democrat Schools Working Group Consultation on Schools.
Council of Europe - 118th Session of the Committee of Ministers
White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue Living Together As Equals in Dignity - Strasbourg, 7 May 2008
This document identifies references made in the above White Paper to the non-religious or secular perspectives, thought to have been positively influenced by NSS/IHEU input.
Response by the National Secular Society to the Department of Communities and Local Government’s consultation Face-to-Face and Side-by-Side: A framework for inter faith dialogue and social action.
NSS evidence submitted to members of the House of Lords Ad hoc Committee on Intergovernmental Organisations On how effectively the global Spread of communicable diseases is being controlled through action by Intergovernmental Organisations