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: Thu, 05 Nov 2020
A regulator has reminded Lloyds Pharmacy of its guidance after the NSS raised the case of a woman who was refused the morning after pill....
Posted: Thu, 24 Sep 2020
The NSS has called for a review of some NHS trusts' deferential relationships with Jehovah's Witnesses' 'hospital liaison committees'.
Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020
The charity regulator is to scrutinise a church over its bishop's sale of "plague protection kits" during the coronavirus outbreak.
Posted: Tue, 17 Mar 2020
A European court has rejected an appeal by two nurses who were not hired as midwives in Sweden because they refused to perform abortions....
Posted: Mon, 06 Jan 2020
A medical regulator will review a decision not to investigate a GP who brings up religion during appointments after an NSS intervention.
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
The British Medical Association's opposition to assisted dying is at odds with its members' views. There's now a chance for the BMA and parliamentarians to stand up to religious obstructionism, says Dr...
Posted: Fri, 23 Oct 2020
Committees of Jehovah's Witnesses who encourage patients to refuse treatments involving blood are seeking influence in hospitals – and many NHS trusts are holding the door open for them, writes Lloyd...
Posted: Thu, 24 Sep 2020