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, 10 Nov 2020
The Catholic Church put its reputation before the interests of child abuse survivors, with senior leaders complicit, an inquiry has found....
Posted: Tue, 06 Oct 2020
The Church of England failed to take action to deal with child abuse as it prioritised defending its reputation, an inquiry has found.
Posted: Fri, 04 Sep 2020
The NSS has raised concerns with the UN that a treaty between Poland and the Vatican undermines efforts to tackle child abuse.
Posted: Tue, 18 Aug 2020
Witnesses at a public inquiry have called for the mandatory reporting of child abuse allegations during hearings on religious settings.
Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2020
The NSS has urged regulators to ensure the restructuring of JW charities doesn't obstruct abuse victims from claiming compensation.
The extraordinary antics of Jehovah's Witnesses at the public inquiry on child sexual abuse show why independent oversight of religious organisations is needed to protect children from abuse, says Richard...
Posted: Mon, 28 Sep 2020
Eye-opening evidence at a public inquiry has shown the dangers presented by unregistered schools. Richard Scorer, a lawyer at the inquiry, says the authorities mustn't leave children to languish in unsafe...
Posted: Thu, 28 May 2020
Australia's top court has overturned the conviction of the Vatican's former treasurer for sexually assaulting two boys. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's plain sailing from here for him, says Keith...
Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020
The conviction of France's most senior Catholic cleric for failing to report child abuse has been overturned. Keith Porteous Wood says this should be a warning to those charged with responding to abuse...
Posted: Thu, 06 Feb 2020
Keith Porteous Wood says the shocking failings highlighted by the BBC documentary The Church's Darkest Secret show the need to separate church and state.
Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020