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, 30 Sep 2020
Equality law is failing to protect the non-religious and members of religious minorities from discrimination, the NSS has warned.
Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2020
The NSS has written to easyJet after a woman said she was asked to move seats to accommodate other passengers' religious beliefs.
Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020
The government must take "urgent" steps to curb the rise of extremism against Ahmadi Muslims in the UK, a parliamentary group has warned....
Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2020
The government has confirmed businesses won't be able to refuse services for same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland after NSS lobbying.
Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2020
The NSS has welcomed a ruling that a Christian fostering service acted unlawfully by refusing to let gay people be carers.
On the 10th anniversary of the Equality Act coming into force, Lynne Featherstone says reforms proposed by the NSS on education, caste discrimination and employment would make Britain fairer and more cohesive....
Posted: Thu, 01 Oct 2020
The first Apostasy Day has highlighted the human rights abuses facing many who leave Islam. To stand up for them we must ensure the religion isn't given special protection, says Kunwar Khuldune Shahid....
Posted: Fri, 04 Sep 2020
Stephen Evans argues that the current system of religious oaths and affirmations should be replaced by a universal secular declaration of the solemn duty to tell the truth.
Posted: Fri, 24 Jul 2020
Megan Manson continues our election analysis of parties' policies on secularist issues. This time she examines the policies of the major parties of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Posted: Wed, 04 Dec 2019
Megan Manson studies the main UK-wide parties' election manifestos – and says religion will continue to be a dividing force in UK politics during the next parliament.
Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2019