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, 05 Feb 2020
The Council of Europe has rejected a motion calling for 'reasonable accommodation' of in the workplace – but adopted an alternative....
Posted: Fri, 16 Aug 2019
The NSS has warned against allowing religious groups to host opposite-sex civil partnerships while opting out of hosting same-sex ones.
Posted: Thu, 30 May 2019
Segregated education and legal discrimination are causing the "cultural encapsulation" of Northern Ireland's teachers, a report has said....
Posted: Fri, 17 May 2019
The NSS has welcomed a commitment to inclusion in an updated school inspection framework for 2019 from the education watchdog Ofsted.
Posted: Thu, 02 May 2019
The National Secular Society has warned that new guidance "does not do enough" to tackle the problem of caste discrimination.
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
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
There is an urgent case for resisting those who claim the mantle of 'religious freedom' without regard for others' rights and freedoms. Here's why our Secularism 2019 conference will be held under the...
Posted: Wed, 12 Sep 2018