For Freedom And Fairness
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.
Blasphemy to intimidation, we've always robustly challenged religious threats to free expression.
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.
Mon, 26 Feb 2018
The NSS has welcomed a UN call for the UK to liberalise its abortion laws, both nationwide and particularly in Northern Ireland.
Mon, 19 Feb 2018
The NSS has said the UK should "follow the lead" of Iceland, which is expected to ban cutting boys' genitals for non-medical reasons.
Fri, 26 Jan 2018
An NSS honorary associate has criticised a proposal to extend medical practitioners' rights not to do their duties on religious grounds.
Wed, 20 Dec 2017
Amazon UK has withdrawn infant circumcision training kits from sale over child safety concerns after an NSS request to do so.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017
The Royal Society for Public Health is undertaking research to better understand the role of faith and religion in health and wellbeing – and it's looking for your help.
NSS CEO Stephen Evans explains why religious liberty is too important to leave to zealots to defend.
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
As Icelandic lawmakers consider whether to ban cutting infants' genitals for non-medical reasons, Dr Antony Lempert reflects on the ferocious backlash to the proposal in the UK.
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
NSS executive director Keith Porteous Wood detects a long-overdue and decisive turn towards secularism in publicly funded healthcare in Ireland, an area in which the Catholic Church has until now been predominant.
Fri, 01 Sep 2017
Ensuring that NHS abortion services are made available, free of charge, to UK citizens travelling from Northern Ireland would be a way of mitigating the harm caused by a disparity in women's reproductive health rights across the UK, argues Dr Antony Lempert.
Thu, 15 Jun 2017
The placards may have to come out again soon as the controversy over the National Maternity Hospital (St Vincent's) rumbles on.
Mon, 05 Jun 2017