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.
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, 09 Jul 2018
Police in Oxfordshire are appealing for information regarding a man arrested on suspicion of physically assaulting boys in connection to circumcision.
Mon, 09 Jul 2018
The National Secular Society will hold its first ever conference on the role of secularism within healthcare in October.
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
NHS Choices has removed advice which drew heavily on Islamic theology from its website and will consider replacing it.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
The NSS has asked NHS Choices to review health advice on its website which draws heavily on Islamic theology.
Tue, 29 May 2018
The NSS has reiterated its call for reform to Northern Ireland's abortion laws amid pressure on the UK government to legislate.
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 determination to give a hospital to a disgraced religious order, in spite of public outrage, is the very antithesis of secularism. But the episode has prompted calls for fundamental changes in the...
Mon, 05 Jun 2017