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, 24 May 2022
The NSS has welcomed the inclusion of religious courts in updated guidance for prosecutors working on domestic abuse cases.
Posted: Mon, 23 May 2022
A faith school has reportedly cancelled a visit from a children's author because it feared his books would 'promote witchcraft'.
Posted: Mon, 23 May 2022
The charity regulator has shut down an Islamic charity after the National Secular Society repeatedly raised concerns about extremism.
Posted: Thu, 19 May 2022
The NSS has warned the government education about religion should be reformed, rather than enforced, amid calls to compel schools to teach...
Posted: Fri, 13 May 2022
A state-funded faith school has been warned by the government after failing an inspection for discriminating against girls.
Following the furore over the archbishop of Canterbury's latest political intervention, Stephen Evans argues Justin Welby should be free to speak, but his words shouldn't carry the constitutional weight...
Posted: Wed, 20 Apr 2022
After ending a blanket exemption from equality laws, Northern Ireland will outlaw religious discrimination against teachers. Ella Sen examines the situation across other UK nations and urges them to follow...
Posted: Tue, 12 Apr 2022
The Church of England's emerging plans to expand their role in sixth form and further education colleges, accompanied by empire building and evangelism, may undermine the secularity and inclusivity of...
Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2022
The government's new proposals for education reform in England could see increased discrimination, and most non-faith schools placed in faith-based academy trusts. Alastair Lichten explores the threat...
Posted: Wed, 30 Mar 2022
Keeping religion and state education separate is the best way of ensuring schools promote free inquiry, equality and inclusivity, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2022