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: Wed, 03 Apr 2019
Five in six Britons are prepared to support legalisation of assisted dying, a poll has found, despite religious institutions' opposition....
Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The NSS has welcomed a decision by the Royal College of Physicians to drop its opposition to the legalisation of assisted dying.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018
Speakers have told an NSS conference that individual rights and autonomy should take priority over religious concerns in healthcare.
Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2015
Several bills related to secular causes have been successful in the House of Lords Private Members' Bill ballot, meaning new laws on sharia...
Posted: Fri, 31 Oct 2014
The campaign group Dignity in Dying (DiD) will be demonstrating outside Parliament next week on Friday morning 7 November (9am-1pm), to coincide...
As the UK's political parties consider their manifestos for the upcoming election, Stephen Evans outlines a series of secularist pledges they should include to advance freedom, fairness and equal citizenship....
Posted: Tue, 05 Nov 2019
As more doctors' groups consult their members on assisted dying and parliament debates the issue, Dr Antony Lempert says the challenge to the status quo, which is propped up by religious interests, is...
Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2019
As the Royal College of Physicians consults its members over assisted dying, Stephen Evans says we should be aware of often well-disguised theological objections to reform.
Posted: Thu, 07 Feb 2019
The media give too much weight to the views of faith leaders who have failed to deal with the central issue of assisted dying, which is alleviating the suffering of others, argues Keith Porteous Wood....
Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2015
On Friday 7 November the Assisted Dying Bill was debated in the House of Lords. The executive director of the National Secular Society, Keith Porteous Wood, who attended last Friday's debate, reports back...
Posted: Tue, 11 Nov 2014