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Becoming a member of the National Secular Society is a declaration of your support for the separation of the state from religious institutions. Make a stand for freedom, fairness and human rights by adding your voice to the call for a secular society.

We receive no funding from government or outside bodies – our campaigning is wholly supported by our members, people like you who share our belief in the urgent need to separate religion from education and government in general.

You can use this page to join the National Secular Society, start a Direct Debit, make a donation or renew your existing membership.

Membership

Annual

Monthly

individual

£34

£3

concessionary

£23

£2

student

£9

group

£34

£3

joint

£57

£5

Our campaigning and policy objectives are guided by our Secular Charter. Membership applications can only accepted from those accepting our General Principles.


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If you already have a Direct Debit and would like to make a change (e.g. changing/adding a regular donation to your membership) then please use our Direct Debit changes form.

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You can join by downloading and printing off the application form below and returning it with your cheque or postal order.

Life membership

Life membership is available only to existing members of at least one year's standing. For under 65s it is £700, for over 65s it is £400. Contact us for more details.


What our members say

A random selection of three of our members' reasons for joining. To see more, click here.

Paula, Coalville

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:10

I think all groups, religious, atheistic or agnostic, have enough common ground to be able to live together in harmony under secular systems of governance, law, welfare, education, etc.

Nicolle, London

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:48

I chose a non-denominational school for my son and yet he still has to take part in daily collective worship. A theatre group called "Open the Book" entertain his class once a week with Bible stories, in addition to an RE class. Religion should be taken out of schools altogether and more time spent on aspects of the curriculum relevant to adult life. Excluding him would however make him the odd-one-out.

Anon

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:01

What prompted me to join was simply that I had had enough of religious organisations establishing themselves as being above criticism. That it is not possible to criticise religious practices without being told that you are being offensive scares me.

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