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: 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.
Posted: Fri, 12 Apr 2019
The NSS has questioned the legality of a school's policy which requires non-religious pupils and teachers to attend Christian services.
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
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...
Posted: 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....
Posted: Thu, 14 Dec 2017