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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 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

Pandering to fundamentalism is not the way to a more open, tolerant and peaceful society, argues Stephen Evans.

Britain’s de facto blasphemy law strikes again

Posted: Thu, 09 Jun 2022

Specialist theological colleges focused on doctrinal training create inherent conflict with the academic freedom and anti-discrimination requirements of education. Therefore, they should neither receive public funds nor be...

Should specialist theological colleges receive public funds for higher education?

Posted: Mon, 06 Jun 2022

A survey reveals members of the public generally get along well with Christians – but feel less enthusiastic about proselytism. Megan Manson says this should be a warning to politicians who want faith groups to be free...

Encouraging evangelism in public services will promote division, not divinity

Posted: Tue, 31 May 2022

The National Secular Society recently held an online conference on inclusive education in Northern Ireland. Here, Alastair Lichten shares the videos from the conference and thoughts on the speakers' key messages.

NI education conference shows cause for secularist hope

Posted: Wed, 25 May 2022

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What our members say

  • 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
  • People should have the free will to practise whatever religion they wish. I support actions challenging religious organisations' campaigns to manipulate laws and services according to their own belief systems. I hope my membership makes a valid contribution to this important cause.

    Amber
  • 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
  • Religious minorities, atheists and apostates are routinely treated appallingly in theocratic countries. Every human should be free to express their own thoughts, beliefs and religious choices, provided they do not impinge on other people's rights.

    Tim, Gloucestershire
  • I am opposed to faith based schools on principle. The government promotes tribalism, the single greatest threat to our future. Many other threats can be solved if we work together and not against each other.

    Mike, Petersfield