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 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
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