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: Fri, 20 Sep 2019
The NSS has criticised a Dorset town council for spending £40,000 on church repairs despite the Church of England's significant wealth....
Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2018
The government let the C of E spend £40m of taxpayers' money on cathedral repairs without proper scrutiny, NSS research has revealed....
Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2018
The NSS has urged the government not to submit to a Church of England demand for at least £30m per year for church maintenance.
Posted: Thu, 24 May 2018
The NSS has urged the Law Commission to recommend the abolition of a measure which requires landowners to pay for local church repairs.
Posted: Wed, 04 Apr 2018
The NSS has said the government did not give the C of E's wealth enough consideration before launching a scheme to fund church repairs.
The Government is hailing the work done under a fund for the restoration of cathedrals. But NSS treasurer Ed Moore asks if it is really a taxpayer-funded opportunity for Church of England archbishops to...
Posted: Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Stephen Evans questions the point of a Minister for Faith and says his recent tour of all 42 of England's Anglican cathedrals was a waste of ministerial time and taxpayers' money.
I've often wondered what...
Posted: Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The legal requirement to repair church chancels has surprisingly started to impact the Church Commissioners. Here's what they did about it.
The National Secular Society has long campaigned to remove Chancel...
Posted: Wed, 05 Oct 2016
NSS treasurer Ed Moore writes on the blurred lines between church and state when it comes to taxpayer funding for church repairs, and the vast sums of money being sent from the Treasury to the Church of...
Posted: Mon, 19 Sep 2016
Is the Church really as poor as it claims? Ed Moore, treasurer of the National Secular Society, considers the extent of the Church of England's considerable wealth.
A recent news item on the BBC web site...
Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2016