Challenging Religious Privilege
Join our campaign for an inclusive and secular education system.
Law and administration of justice should be based on equality, human rights, and 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, 05 Jul 2022
Religious imposition in healthcare, education and public services can harm mental health, the National Secular Society has warned.
Posted: Tue, 10 May 2022
The NSS is calling for reform of prison chaplaincy after research found nonreligious prisoners may experience unlawful discrimination.
Posted: Wed, 20 Apr 2022
Religious exemptions from sex education at schools should be removed to protect women's health, experts have said.
Posted: Wed, 30 Mar 2022
Parliament has voted to keep abortion telemedicine legal following campaigning by medical and women's rights groups, including the NSS.
Posted: Thu, 24 Feb 2022
The National Secular Society has warned the government's decision to end abortion 'pills by post' is a "regression" in women's rights.
Ahead of parliament's first consideration of assisted dying for six years, Stephen Evans calls on secularists to help ensure that religious objections don't stand in the way of necessary reform.
Posted: Thu, 14 Oct 2021
As politicians again grapple with assisted dying, we should beware attempts to impose a religious worldview on those who want the option of alleviating their suffering, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Thu, 24 Jun 2021
With the country again plunged into a strict lockdown, Stephen Evans questions the rationale behind and wisdom of an exemption for religious worship in England.
Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021
As the High Court considers whether to let a girl from a Jehovah's Witness community refuse blood transfusions, Dr Antony Lempert says the precedent of overriding a child's refusal of lifesaving treatment...
Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020
A ruling on abortion in Poland has again highlighted the government's damagingly close relationship with the Catholic Church. But many Poles are now questioning the church's power, says Aleksandra Myslek....
Posted: Thu, 12 Nov 2020