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, 10 Jun 2020
The NSS has urged the government to consider the role of charities as it looks into ways to end anti-gay 'conversion therapy'.
Posted: Wed, 13 May 2020
The NSS has urged NI's charity regulator to review the status of an organisation which promotes "change oriented therapy" for gay people....
Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2019
A high court judge's ruling will prevent mainly Muslim protesters from rallying against inclusive education outside a Birmingham school.....
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....
As the government considers ways to end 'gay conversion therapy' it should give Ofsted the power to stop faith schools fostering anti-LGBT attitudes in the first place, says Megan Manson.
Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020
As the NSS challenges the status of a Christian charity which pushes "change oriented therapy" for gay people, Megan Manson says charity law shouldn't help religious groups to engage in exploitative behaviour....
Posted: Thu, 14 May 2020
Sex education empowers young people. The government must stand up to those making faux religious freedom arguments in an attempt to stop them receiving it, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Fri, 03 Jan 2020
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