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

As councils in north London, police in West Yorkshire and politicians in Westminster pander to religious groups' demands, Chris Sloggett says public bodies should stop taking the line of least resistance.

Stop reflexively saying yes to religious groups

Fri, 21 Sep 2018

China may be the most godless country in the world, but it is far from being a secular one. Stephen Evans says the intensifying religious persecution in the repressive state must be condemned.

China's religious persecution is a secularist issue

Fri, 21 Sep 2018

There is an urgent case for resisting those who claim the mantle of 'religious freedom' without regard for others' rights. Here's why our Secularism 2019 conference will have the tagline 'reclaiming religious freedom'.

Why we must reclaim religious freedom

Wed, 12 Sep 2018

NSS president Keith Porteous Wood says the international community must confront the Vatican over its shameful record on child abuse and demand action to bring secular justice.

The Catholic Church’s record on abuse demands accountability, not more meaningless apologies

Fri, 24 Aug 2018

In this long read NSS president Keith Porteous Wood explains how all arms of the law co-operated to protect the now former bishop Peter Ball for decades and refutes claims that "it couldn't happen now".

Religious power and privilege failed the victims in the Peter Ball affair

Sat, 11 Aug 2018

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What our members say

  • Nicklas, Haywards Heath said:

    I feel secularism is a cause for which I can be politically and publicly active. Ultimately it's about removing the archaic rights given to religions to infringe my liberty.

  • Tom, Leeds said:

    It's all very well suggesting Islamic faith schools are potentially damaging children, but the only way to solve this problem is to leave all religion out of education and legislation. I'm not anti-religion, but I am against giving any religion a free ride.

  • Karen, Northamptonshire said:

    "David Cameron's 'Big Society' appears to be pushing towards a greater role for religion-based organisations instead of connecting with all people."

  • Matt, Ipswich said:

    Unacceptable- 26 bishops are able to influence legislation which will directly affect me - for no other reason than they are connected to the established church.

  • Heather, Preston 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.