Challenging Religious Privilege
Join our campaign for an inclusive and secular education system.
We campaign for the law and the administration of justice to be based on equality, respect for human rights, and on objective evidence.
Public services that are intended for the whole community, especially those funded by public money, should be provided in a secular context.
We campaign on a wide range of topics where religious privilege impacts public life. Including:
For over 150 years we have campaigned for disestablishment, the separation of the C of E and state.
Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2020
The NSS has urged the Welsh government to extend planned reforms of RE so every child is given a pluralistic and balanced syllabus.
Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020
The Welsh government has published legislation to replace religious education with a more pluralistic 'religion, values and ethics' subject....
Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020
The NSS has urged the Welsh government to reject objections from Catholic leaders to plans to reform RE.
Posted: Wed, 24 Jun 2020
The heads of all 84 Catholic schools in Wales have claimed government plans for reform "strike at the very identity of Catholic schools"....
Posted: Tue, 05 May 2020
Wales's faith schools will have to offer a non-denominational religion, values and ethics syllabus if parents request it under new plans....
As the government considers ways to end 'gay conversion therapy' it should give Ofsted the power to stop faith schools fostering anti-LGBT attitudes in the first place, says Megan Manson.
Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020
The Welsh government's plans to reform RE risk being a missed opportunity for more radical reform of the way we approach religion in schools, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2020
Three-quarters of a century ago an enduring piece of legislation secured free education for all – but gave churches substantial control over schools in return. Keith Sharpe says this settlement needs...
Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2019
The Welsh government is considering removing the parental right to withdraw from religious education. Alastair Lichten argues that despite potential benefits, reforms don't go far enough to justify ending...
Posted: Thu, 14 Nov 2019
New guidance on managing parents' right to withdraw their children from religious education in Wales is largely common sense, says Alastair Lichten. But it downplays the confessional nature of some RE...
Posted: Wed, 06 Jun 2018