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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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Salman Rushdie's battle is the battle of all of us who stand on the right side of history, says Pragna Patel.

The Ayatollah will not have the last word

Posted: Tue, 16 Aug 2022

The best way to show solidarity with Salman Rushdie is by making sure his voice continues to be heard, says Stephen Evans.

The silencing of Salman Rushdie must not succeed

Posted: Sat, 13 Aug 2022

The Church of England's position on same-sex relationships should set the wheels of disestablishment in motion, says Stephen Evans.

Anglican gay sex debate is a reminder of the need for secularism

Posted: Wed, 03 Aug 2022

The rolling back of reproductive rights in America shows necessity of secularism, says Stephen Evans.

Freedoms that flow from secular democracy need to be defended

Posted: Fri, 08 Jul 2022

An obituary to Terry Sanderson, who died on June 12th 2022, by his civil partner Keith Porteous Wood.

Obituary: Former NSS president Terry Sanderson

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Posted: Mon, 13 Jun 2022

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What our members say

  • I was spurred on to join the NSS by the torrent of attacks on secularism by Baroness Warsi amongst many others, and by the Pope's poisonous and mendacious claim that Nazi Germany was the result of atheism.

    Michael, Scottish Borders
  • 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
  • "As a retired head teacher, I have always been concerned by the requirement of schools to provide a daily act of collective worship. I read about the NSS campaign to abolish this requirement and decided to add my voice."

    Ray, Tyne & Wear
  • I feel proud my membership money will go towards future successes in the fight for a fair and secular future for all.

  • "The state should take no role whatsoever in promoting any particular faith in any sphere of public life. The NSS is one of the strongest and most effective groups working to raise public awareness, overcoming peoples' inertia and lack of information."

    Stipo, London