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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

The Church of England's position on same-sex relationships should set the wheels of disestablishment in motion, says Stephen Evans.

Anglican gay sex debate is a reminder of the need for secularism

Posted: Wed, 03 Aug 2022

The rolling back of reproductive rights in America shows necessity of secularism, says Stephen Evans.

Freedoms that flow from secular democracy need to be defended

Posted: Fri, 08 Jul 2022

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

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What our members say

  • "Thank you for all of your help. I had never heard of your organisation before, I bet there are many many families feeling like this with no idea how to broach it with the schools or where they stand legally. You do a great job in empowering people to have the confidence and knowledge to stand up for their beliefs."

    A Parent, whose school is pushing an increasing religious ethos
  • I joined to show that being an NSS member is compatible with being a Muslim. I think the NSS would benefit from having more members of faith. At present, just as many believers fail to understand what secularism means, many who do not practice a religious faith fail to understand the provisions that a just society needs to make for people who do.

    Mohammed Amin MBE, Manchester
  • 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.

    Nicklas, Haywards Heath
  • 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.

    Marcus, Milford Haven
  • "As a retired head teacher, I have always been concerned by the requirement of schools to provide a daily act of collective worship. I read about the NSS campaign to abolish this requirement and decided to add my voice."

    Ray, Tyne & Wear