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, 01 Feb 2018
The NSS has welcomed a call from the head of education watchdog Ofsted for head teachers to confront religious extremists.
Mon, 15 Jan 2018
The NSS has questioned why the head of an unregistered Islamic school who was banned from teaching has not been prosecuted.
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The NSS says a report from Hackney Council has highlighted the urgent need for new legislation to regulate unregistered 'schools'.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017
A consultation has revealed extensive support for inclusive secular education in the London borough of Hackney.
Mon, 03 Jul 2017
The National Secular Society has welcomed a commitment by OFSTED's chief inspector to protect children in unregistered faith schools.
As a trial reveals the brainwashing of boys during evening classes at a mosque in Barking, Stephen Evans says the Government should defy faith groups which resist the regulation of out-of-school educational...
Mon, 12 Feb 2018
The Government is preparing to extend religious selection in faith schools. Keith Sharpe contrasts its willingness to cause greater segregation with French efforts to encourage integration in the wake...
Tue, 30 Jan 2018
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
NSS campaigns manager Stephen Evans warns that growing numbers of unregulated religious 'schools' are badly letting children down, and argues that the rights of children to education should be prioritised....
Wed, 22 Apr 2015