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, 09 Mar 2021
Legislation which will substantially reform the teaching of religion and belief has passed its final parliamentary vote in Wales.
Posted: Wed, 09 Dec 2020
A bill which would replace religious education with a more pluralistic alternative in Wales will proceed to the next parliamentary stage....
Posted: Wed, 09 Dec 2020
The C of E's theological approach to RE has come to dominate the subject amid a lack of government leadership, research has found.
Posted: Thu, 03 Dec 2020
A majority of adults in Britain don't consider it important to teach religious studies at secondary school, according to a new poll.
Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2020
The NSS has said children's rights should take priority over religious interests in a new curriculum for Wales in evidence to the Senedd....
A review has highlighted significant problems with the way RE is taught. Alastair Lichten argues that it shows the need to ask fundamental questions about the purpose of education about religion.
Posted: Wed, 02 Jun 2021
A new study of a widely-used set of RE resources illustrates the way powerful groups control the subject to accommodate the evangelical mission of the Church of England, says Chris Selway.
Posted: Thu, 17 Dec 2020
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