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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

It is outrageous to try to force this small magazine to give the 2015 killers what they wanted, says Chris Sloggett.

The continued effort to silence Charlie Hebdo is shameful

Posted: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

The first Apostasy Day has highlighted the human rights abuses facing many who leave Islam. To stand up for them we must ensure the religion isn't given special protection, says Kunwar Khuldune Shahid.

The world has abandoned freethinkers of Muslim heritage

Posted: Fri, 04 Sep 2020

A new report says compulsory registration for Islamic marriages is needed to tackle discrimination and abuse. Megan Manson argues broad reform to marriage laws is a better way to ensure fairness and equality for all.

Problems around Islamic marriage require a secular solution

Tags: Marriage

Posted: Fri, 28 Aug 2020

Keith Porteous Wood reflects on the achievements of Lord Lester, who died earlier this month, and the enduring relevance of his work.

Anthony Lester’s legacy for human rights and secularism

Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020

As research shows social integration is key to fostering positive attitudes toward people of different religions and beliefs, Megan Manson says we should challenge the segregation and division inherent to faith schools.

Our schools should promote social cohesion – so educate children together

Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 2020

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What our members say

  • I think all groups, religious, atheistic or agnostic, have enough common ground to be able to live together in harmony under secular systems of governance, law, welfare, education, etc.

    Paula, Coalville
  • I am angry about faith schools, free schools, and ridiculous 'faith' based views pervading education, including Sex Education.

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

    Luke
  • "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