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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

For Interfaith Week 2018, campaigns officer Megan Manson explains how the NSS's work protects those who are religious as well as those who are not.

How secularism protects people who have religious faith

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018

As the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse turned its attention to the Catholic Church's archdiocese of Birmingham, Richard Scorer delivered the following opening statement on behalf of several victims.

Time to end criminality and cover-up in the Catholic Church

Posted: Mon, 12 Nov 2018

Emma Park says Ian McEwan's book and the film it has inspired prompt the questions of what the state should do when a young person's religion conflicts with their welfare, and how this affects religious freedom.

Review: The Children Act

Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2018

Just as Irish citizens strike a blow for the right to freedom of expression, the European Court has fundamentally undermined it, argues Stephen Evans.

European ruling that ‘religious feelings’ trump free speech is a dangerous development

Posted: Fri, 26 Oct 2018

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

Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2018

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What our members say

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

    Asif, London said:
  • The treatment of religious minorities, atheists and apostates in theocratic countries is sickening. Everyone should have the right to their own beliefs and religious choices, provided that they do not impinge on other people's rights.

    Tim, Gloucestershire said:
  • Having moved to the UK from America I found it difficult to get my daughter pulled out of compulsory worship in her school. The NSS helped me every step of the way and was supportive and knowledgeable. Thank you.

    Heather, Preston 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:
  • What prompted me to join was simply that I had had enough of religious organisations establishing themselves as being above criticism. That it is not possible to criticise religious practices without being told that you are being offensive scares me.

    Anon said: