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, 22 Apr 2020
Renfrewshire Council looks set to extend the priority it gives to children who are baptised Catholic for admission to Catholic schools.
Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020
The NSS has called for a review of religious exemptions contained within the Equality Act of 2010 in response to a public consultation.
Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020
The NSS has urged Renfrewshire Council not to extend the priority given to baptised Catholic children for admission to Catholic schools.
Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2020
The NSS has urged the UN Human Rights Council to push the UK government to legislate to outlaw discrimination on the grounds of caste.
Posted: Thu, 05 Mar 2020
The NSS has warned that allowing providers of wedding services to opt out of serving same-sex couples would undermine equality law.
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