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: 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.
Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2019
Senior Church of England figures including the archbishops of Canterbury and York have faced severe criticism at the IICSA inquiry.
Posted: Tue, 02 Jul 2019
The NSS has challenged guidance which alters information and advice for those raising concerns about child abuse in "Jewish communities"....
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
Keith Porteous Wood says a film highlighting the struggle to bring a senior Catholic cardinal to account for covering up child abuse is a sign that the Vatican's wall of silence cannot hold.
Posted: Fri, 25 Oct 2019
The latest Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse report scotches once and for all the idea that Catholic safeguarding has been transformed, says Richard Scorer.
Posted: Thu, 20 Jun 2019
A report on child abuse in religious settings should prompt us to reconsider our relationship with religious institutions and their constitutional privileges and our wider attitude towards religion, says...
Posted: Fri, 07 Jun 2019
By only obligating officials in the Roman Catholic Church to report cases of clerical abuse internally, the pope's latest decree on child abuse falls a long way short of what is necessary, argues Keith...
Posted: Fri, 10 May 2019