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: Wed, 10 Jun 2020
The NSS has urged the government to consider the role of charities as it looks into ways to end anti-gay 'conversion therapy'.
Posted: Mon, 18 May 2020
The NSS has welcomed the Charity Commission's decision to open an inquiry into a charity over its funding for the channel Peace TV.
Posted: Wed, 13 May 2020
The NSS has urged NI's charity regulator to review the status of an organisation which promotes "change oriented therapy" for gay people....
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: Mon, 16 Dec 2019
A regulator hasn't opened a statutory inquiry into a charity behind a TV station which has promoted Islamist extremism, the NSS can reveal....
The Scottish government has published a bill that threatens to outlaw the expression of hateful ideas. But meanwhile religious groups who promote harmful ideology enjoy charitable status, says Megan Manson....
Posted: Thu, 21 May 2020
As the NSS challenges the status of a Christian charity which pushes "change oriented therapy" for gay people, Megan Manson says charity law shouldn't help religious groups to engage in exploitative behaviour....
Posted: Thu, 14 May 2020
The proliferation of religious charities openly expressing anti-LGBT views should prompt us to rethink religion's privileged position in charity law, says Megan Manson.
Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020
If we want to protect vulnerable people from being duped into buying 'miracle cures' from religious charities we should start by reforming charity law, says Megan Manson.
Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2020
As a report shows some religious groups are helping survivors of modern slavery without proselytising, Megan Manson says public sector bodies must ensure all organisations that provide services adopt similar...
Posted: Thu, 20 Feb 2020