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, 06 Oct 2021
A UN committee has expressed concern about the Catholic Church's impact on children's rights in Poland following an NSS intervention.
Posted: Mon, 06 Sep 2021
The former prosecutor Nazir Afzal has addressed issues such as forced marriage, honour-based violence and child abuse in an NSS lecture.
Posted: Thu, 02 Sep 2021
An inquiry has criticised religious organisations' handling of child abuse and said various cultural factors contribute to the problem.
Posted: Thu, 01 Jul 2021
The NSS is delighted to announce that the distinguished prosecutor Nazir Afzal will deliver its annual Bradlaugh Lecture for 2021.
Posted: Wed, 23 Jun 2021
UN special rapporteurs have criticised the Vatican over child sexual abuse in stronger terms than ever before.
Keith Porteous Wood says France's deference to the Catholic Church has obstructed justice for hundreds of thousands of abuse victims.
Posted: Thu, 07 Oct 2021
An inquiry's report has highlighted the barriers which regulators face in dealing with child abuse in religious charities. Megan Manson says this should prompt reforms – including in how charity...
Posted: Mon, 13 Sep 2021
The IICSA inquiry's latest report on child abuse in religious organisations and settings provides welcome evidence of significant problems – but is still too light on much-needed solutions, says...
Posted: Wed, 08 Sep 2021
Next week the IICSA inquiry will publish a report into the Jehovah's Witnesses. This can only be damning. But the inquiry hasn't gathered the evidence needed to root out abuse within the organisation,...
Posted: Wed, 25 Aug 2021
A coroner's report has laid bare the Church of England's cruel and scandalous handling of the case of Alan Griffin, who killed himself following unfounded accusations of child exploitation, says Keith...
Posted: Wed, 28 Jul 2021