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.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Religious education should be replaced with a new national 'Religion, Belief and Values' subject, a former education secretary has recommended.
Tue, 10 Jul 2018
An EU campaign developed by religious and non-religious groups promoting freedom of belief has been launched.
Fri, 06 Jul 2018
A study of faith schools in Leicester has said their complex admissions policies cause particular harm to disadvantaged families.
Fri, 04 May 2018
An effort by Christian groups to restrict LGBT+ and women's rights across Europe has already had some success, a report has revealed.
Tue, 03 Apr 2018
A tribunal has rejected claims of religious discrimination by a former teacher who was sacked after making anti-gay remarks to students.
Thirty years after the government banned local authorities from 'promoting' homosexuality, Terry Sanderson reflects on the hysteria that prompted Section 28, the fear it caused and the backing religious fanatics gave it.
Wed, 23 May 2018
Women's rights advocates say the US legal advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom is "exporting extreme ideologies worldwide" against sexual and reproductive rights. Claire Provost and Ella Milburn investigate.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Secularism and controversies regarding the relationship between religion and state have deep roots in Africa's socio–political history, but are increasingly relevant to many pressing human rights issues, argues Leo Igwe.
Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Ahead of International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day, Megan Manson looks at democratic secularism's changing role in an age of the non-religious minority and rising diversity.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017
UNESCO says gender equality is one of its top priorities. But Megan Manson says it is protecting misogynistic attitudes by awarding World Heritage Status to religious sites that practise sexual discrimination.
Wed, 11 Oct 2017