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.
Posted: Wed, 22 May 2019
A nurse who was sacked for repeatedly evangelising when treating patients was not unfairly dismissed, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Posted: Sat, 18 May 2019
Saif ul Malook, a lawyer who defended a woman accused of blasphemy in Pakistan, has been named the NSS's Secularist of the Year.
Posted: Fri, 17 May 2019
The NSS has welcomed a commitment to inclusion in an updated school inspection framework for 2019 from the education watchdog Ofsted.
Posted: Thu, 16 May 2019
The government has said it is reviewing its "decision making" amid concerns about its use of theological justifications in asylum policy....
Posted: Wed, 15 May 2019
The NSS has signed an open letter criticising the "uncritical and hasty adoption" of a proposed definition of 'Islamophobia'.
By only obligating officials in the Roman Catholic Church to report cases of clerical abuse internally, the pope's latest decree on child abuse falls a long way short of what is necessary, argues Keith Porteous Wood.
Posted: Fri, 10 May 2019
A damning report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has highlighted the need for independent oversight of the Church of England's safeguarding procedures and a mandatory reporting law, says Richard Scorer....
Posted: Thu, 09 May 2019
The government has published new guidance on independent schools, amid systemic failings by independent faith schools. Alastair Lichten looks at what's changed and how the DfE has handled religious groups' demands.
Posted: Fri, 03 May 2019
The appalling attacks in Sri Lanka again highlight the growing global persecution of Christians. But there should be no hierarchy of importance when it comes to protecting people from persecution, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Tue, 23 Apr 2019
As a regulator issues patronising advice to advertisers in the run-up to Easter, Chris Sloggett takes a look at its guidance on religious offence – and finds a deep and damaging aversion to freedom of expression.
Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2019