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, 08 Oct 2019
The religious and cultural circumcision of non-consenting boys is "morally impermissible", according to a panel of experts.
Posted: Wed, 28 Aug 2019
The NSS has questioned why an NHS trust has hired a therapist who will specialise in reiki, a form of spiritual healing.
Posted: Thu, 15 Aug 2019
A health body has withdrawn guidance encouraging parents to seek faith leaders' advice over vaccinations after the NSS questioned it.
Posted: Tue, 30 Jul 2019
The NSS has asked why a public health body is encouraging parents to seek religious advice over whether to get their children vaccinated....
Posted: Tue, 25 Jun 2019
The NSS has asked a regulator to investigate an incident in which a pharmacist reportedly refused to serve a woman contraception.
A pharmacist has been convicted for having a baby boy circumcised against his parents' wishes. Megan Manson says the case raises alarming questions over our willingness to defend children's bodily integrity...
Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 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
A ruling that a nurse was not wrongly dismissed for repeatedly evangelising was unsurprising, says Stephen Evans. Healthcare professionals must be prepared to set aside their personal beliefs at work to...
Posted: Fri, 24 May 2019
The body which represents doctors has missed the opportunity to take a stand against medically unnecessary child circumcision in its new guidance on the subject, says Dr Antony Lempert.
Posted: Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Moves to introduce humanist chaplaincy services in some NHS hospitals paper over the cracks in a discriminatory service, Dr Antony Lempert argues.
Posted: Fri, 11 Jan 2019