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, 17 Mar 2020
A lawyer representing child abuse victims has called for an end to religious groups' self-regulation on safeguarding at a public inquiry....
Posted: Thu, 12 Mar 2020
The NSS has urged the UN Human Rights Council to strengthen recommendations designed to tackle child abuse in Italy's Catholic Church.
Posted: Fri, 27 Sep 2019
The NSS has urged the government to hold the Vatican accountable over its continued failure to cooperate with a child abuse inquiry.
Posted: Wed, 18 Sep 2019
The NSS has urged a UN council to pressurise the Vatican to submit long-overdue reports outlining its response to child sexual abuse.
Posted: Thu, 25 Jul 2019
Campaigners against domestic abuse within minority religious communities will be give formal roles in hearings at a child abuse inquiry.
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
The Holy See's refusal to fully assist the UK's sexual abuse inquiry reveals unchangeable deficiencies within the church and highlights the need for a new mandatory reporting law, says Stephen Evans.
Posted: Fri, 01 Nov 2019