• Advert and link for healthcare and secularism conference in Birmingham on 27 October. Mix of medical symbols and logo.
  • Campaign graphic for No More Faith Schools - features placards reading: no more segregation, no more discrimination etc. Click to visit campaign
  • 21st Century RE for All campaign link with strapline (it's time to reform religion and belief education) and hands raised.

The National Secular Society works for the separation of religion and state and equal respect for everyone's human rights so that no one is either advantaged or disadvantaged on account of their beliefs.

Make a stand for freedom, fairness and human rights by adding your voice to the call for a secular democracy.

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Opinion

After a sharp rise in reported crimes in which religious hatred was a factor, Alastair Lichten says liberal democracies should challenge hatred and bigotry while resisting attempts to silence ideas.

We must resist both religious hatred and its weaponisation

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

The revelation that Amazon funds extremist religious charities is the tip of the iceberg. Our charity system has deep problems, in part stemming from the presumption that religion is a public good, says Megan Manson.

Why are harmful charities registered at all?

Fri, 12 Oct 2018

The good deeds of faith-based organisations shouldn't lead us to turn a blind eye to their more ethically dubious practices, argues Stephen Evans.

The questionable ethics of evangelical debt advice

Fri, 05 Oct 2018

Campaigners' elation at the arrival of opposite-sex civil partnerships is understandable, says Chris Sloggett. But beware politicians using it to excuse their failure to loosen the Church of England's grip on marriage.

Don’t let mixed-sex civil partnerships distract from the need for marriage reform

Wed, 03 Oct 2018

The principle of bodily autonomy is enough reason to end genital cutting, says Brian D. Earp. Allowing 'health benefits' to dictate its acceptability risks legitimising inconsistent, pseudo-scientific justifications.

Genital cutting: the search for ‘health benefits’ is disingenuous and inconsistent

Thu, 27 Sep 2018

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What our members say

  • I think all groups, religious, atheistic or agnostic, have enough common ground to be able to live together in harmony under secular systems of governance, law, welfare, education, etc.

    Paula, Coalville said:
  • I have come to appreciate that the NSS is often a lone voice of rationality in the wilderness that is dominated by religious dogma, bigotry and political manipulation.

    Marcus, Milford Haven said:
  • The highly divisive policy of "faith" schools supported by the majority of politicians from both the coalition and the Labour Party motivated me to join the NSS. We need a secular education system.

    John, Tyne & Wear said:
  • I feel secularism is a cause for which I can be politically and publicly active. Ultimately it's about removing the archaic rights given to religions to infringe my liberty.

    Nicklas, Haywards Heath said:
  • When selecting a school for my kid, I checked it wasn't focused towards just Christianity. I have no issues with schools teaching about religions and beliefs equally, but don't want my young and impressionable children to be exposed to evangelical practices.

    Peter, Leeds said: