About us

About us

The National Secular Society is a membership-based organisation campaigning for a freer, fairer, more tolerant society.

Founded in 1866, we've been at the forefront of advocating for the separation of religion and state, safeguarding freedom of belief, and promoting a truly inclusive and fair society for all.

We promote secularism as a vital principle that upholds individual freedoms, protects human rights, and fosters a fair and open society, in which people of all religions and none can live together as equal citizens.

We know that where any religion is privileged, people's freedoms suffer.

We actively campaign for secular reforms and lobby decision makers at local, national, and international levels to shape public policy and ensure that secularist principles are upheld in legislation and governance.

As an independent non-profit, our work is wholly supported by our members and supporters – people like you who recognise the need to keep religion and politics separate. It is only with your help that we can continue to challenge religious privilege and ensure everyone's freedoms are protected. Join today.