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.
Blasphemy to intimidation, we've always robustly challenged religious threats to free expression.
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, 03 May 2019
The government has watered down requirements on independent schools to promote respect for difference in an apparent sop to religious groups....
Posted: Wed, 24 Apr 2019
The NSS has welcomed a university's revocation of a degree from the sultan of Brunei after his country introduced draconian Islamic laws....
Posted: Wed, 10 Apr 2019
The National Secular Society has urged the government to reconsider a requirement on schools to take pupils' "religious background" into account...
Posted: Mon, 01 Apr 2019
The NSS has asked two professional bodies to investigate whether an anti-LGBT psychologist's views are compatible with their standards.
Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2019
The NSS has urged the government to support a school in Birmingham which is under pressure to stop teaching lessons on LGBT equality.
The current wave of religious protests outside schools began with objections to the No Outsiders scheme of work. As its author prepares to give the NSS's Bradlaugh Lecture, Megan Manson asks what the fuss...
Posted: Wed, 31 Jul 2019
The campaign against inclusive relationships and sex education risks spreading from the school gates to sympathetic faith school authorities. Alastair Lichten argues the government must act now to save...
Posted: Thu, 25 Jul 2019
Stephen Evans says religious concerns weren't a good reason to restrict understanding of birth control in Victorian England and they aren't a good reason to undermine relationships and sex education today....
Posted: Fri, 07 Jun 2019
In modern Britain equality is protected and one person's protected characteristics can't be used to subjugate another. The sooner people from all faiths and none realise this the better, argues Adrian...
Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2019
After a father threatens the government with legal action over a requirement to teach about LGBT people in independent schools, Alastair Lichten argues the focus should remain on protecting pupils' rights....
Posted: Mon, 07 Jan 2019