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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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Opinion

An Islamic organisation which condones extremist messages was among charities which registered on questionable grounds in October. The bar for religious groups to become charities is set too low, says Megan Manson.

Most new faith based charities do nothing but promote religion. Time to reform charity law

Tags: Charity

Posted: Tue, 19 Nov 2019

The Welsh government is considering removing the parental right to withdraw from religious education. Alastair Lichten argues that despite potential benefits, reforms don't go far enough to justify ending this longstanding...

This isn’t the time to end the right to withdraw from RE in Wales

Posted: Thu, 14 Nov 2019

Chris Sloggett says the major parties in the current election campaign are indulging Britain's division into religious tribes – and we should urgently ask how we can move past this.

Don’t let religious sectarianism tear our democracy apart

Posted: Thu, 14 Nov 2019

In response to a targeted criticism of the NSS for campaigning to end non-stun slaughter, Chris Sloggett says the principle of one law for all is worth upholding.

We should expect the religious to follow the same laws as everyone else

Posted: Thu, 07 Nov 2019

As the UK's political parties consider their manifestos for the upcoming election, Stephen Evans outlines a series of secularist pledges they should include to advance freedom, fairness and equal citizenship.

Election 2019: pledges that should be in the parties’ manifestos

Posted: Tue, 05 Nov 2019

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What our members say

  • Religion should not provide a justification for discrimination, for breaching a person's human rights or for intolerance.

    Stephen, Teddington
  • We should not label our children as Christian, Muslim or any other religious group. So big NO to faith schools.

    Asif, London
  • I feel proud my membership money will go towards future successes in the fight for a fair and secular future for all.

    Luke
  • "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
  • I joined the NSS because I sense that those who promote religious observance are becoming more strident, and I believe we need a stronger voice in opposition.

    James, Guildford