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, 03 Jul 2020
The NSS and Edinburgh Secular Society have warned the Scottish government that its hate crime bill threatens free speech on religion.
Posted: Fri, 26 Jun 2020
Scotland's justice secretary will offer to correct the parliamentary record after he misrepresented part of a bill on hate crime.
Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2020
The UK government has said the president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria has been charged over claims he insulted religion.
Posted: Fri, 05 Jun 2020
The government has said it's looking in to the case of the arrested Nigerian Humanist leader Mubarak Bala "on an urgent basis".
Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2020
The president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria has been arrested for blasphemy for a second time, sparking fears for his safety.
Humza Yousaf has claimed a bill he's proposing isn't a threat to free speech because it sets a high threshold for criminality. But his careless words suggest he isn't taking concerns seriously, says Chris...
Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2020
A new offence of 'stirring up hatred' on religious grounds is too restrictive of free speech, says Chris Sloggett.
Posted: Thu, 07 May 2020
You don't need to agree with everything Trevor Phillips has said about Muslims or Islam to be concerned at the attempt to render his ideas beyond the pale, says Chris Sloggett.
Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2020
A BBC debate on defining 'Islamophobia' was a reminder of the risks of giving too much ground to religious identity politics and empowering 'community groups' to police public discussion, says Chris Sloggett....
Posted: Thu, 20 Feb 2020
Half a decade after the Islamist attack on cartoonists in France, Chris Sloggett says we owe it to the victims and those left behind to reject blasphemy taboos.
Posted: Tue, 07 Jan 2020