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: Tue, 28 Sep 2021
The NSS has called for an end to religious discrimination in schools to enhance fairness for children and young people.
Posted: Fri, 24 Sep 2021
The National Secular Society has welcomed a judgment upholding a ruling that a Christian fostering agency cannot reject same-sex couples....
Posted: Wed, 21 Apr 2021
The NSS will support a bill to end a legal exemption allowing religious discrimination against teachers in Northern Ireland.
Posted: Thu, 11 Mar 2021
EasyJet has paid compensation to a woman who was asked to move seats to accommodate the wishes of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men.
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.
Research suggests the Church of England downplays the extent of religious discrimination in admissions to the schools it runs. Its embarrassment shows the need to end this practice, says Alastair Lichten....
Posted: Fri, 28 May 2021
The film Women Leaving Islam shows the risks facing those who stand up for the fundamental right to leave religion and the ongoing neglect of minorities within minorities in public life, says Helen Nicholls....
Posted: Wed, 14 Apr 2021
As families in England prepare to find out which primary schools their children will attend, Alastair Lichten says ending faith-based discrimination would make the admissions system fairer and simpler....
Posted: Mon, 12 Apr 2021
Opponents often erect a straw man of secularism to justify demands for religious privilege. But freedom of religion must come with freedom from religion, says Stephen Evans.
Posted: Fri, 18 Dec 2020
A shadow minister was wrong to say religious registrars should be able to opt out of providing same-sex marriages. And her comments are a reminder that we don't need a ministerial office for faith, says...
Posted: Tue, 08 Dec 2020