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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

Ahead of parliament's first consideration of assisted dying for six years, Stephen Evans calls on secularists to help ensure that religious objections don't stand in the way of necessary reform.

Religion shouldn’t frustrate assisted dying reform

Posted: Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Keith Porteous Wood says France's deference to the Catholic Church has obstructed justice for hundreds of thousands of abuse victims.

Only secular law can bring justice to victims of mass clerical abuse in France

Posted: Thu, 07 Oct 2021

Helen Nicholls reviews The Reluctant Gay Activist, the revised memoir of former NSS president Terry Sanderson.

Terry Sanderson’s memoir shows gay and secularist activism go hand in hand

Tags: LGBT, Reviews

Posted: Thu, 07 Oct 2021

A new government fund exclusively for faith groups threatens to embed religious privilege into public services, warns Megan Manson.

Beware the government’s “new normal” of faith-based public services

Posted: Thu, 23 Sep 2021

As a bill to reform collective worship progresses in parliament, Stephen Evans argues that the time has come for lawmakers to recognise that laws mandating worship have no place in modern Britain.

Schools should be liberated from the compulsion of worship

Posted: Thu, 16 Sep 2021

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What our members say

  • Children can be segregated and discriminated against according to their parents' religion when it comes to school admissions. This worries me immensely. I am not looking forward to letting my children be taught superstition and myths as truth or separating them from their friends. The NSS is all we have to take on the might of these tax-exempt organisations given free access to our children by the state.

    Martin, Darlington
  • "I am angry with what I view as the permitted brainwashing of children within our education system. Myself and my wife joined the NSS to help protect children from adults with religious and faith based agendas."

    Timothy, London
  • 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.

    David, Shropshire
  • The NSS is Britain's front line defence against the vested interests of organised religion that damage our public institutions, not least in education and local government.

    Clive, Bideford
  • The redacting of exam questions and the scandal of gender separation at British Universities convinced me to join the NSS, standing up for rationalism, and civilised behaviour, unafraid to stick its head above the parapet and expose hypocrites, religious zealots and apologists

    Jonathan