Challenging Religious Privilege
Read and share our campaign briefing on ending compulsory worship in schools.
Join our campaign for an inclusive and secular education system.
Law and administration of justice should be based on equality, human rights, and 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, 08 Dec 2021
A bill to replace mandatory collective worship with inclusive assemblies in non-faith schools has cleared the House of Lords.
Posted: Wed, 10 Nov 2021
A bill to end the duty on non-faith schools in England to hold daily acts of Christian worship has progressed in parliament.
Posted: Fri, 10 Sep 2021
A majority of peers have backed a bill to end the duty on non-faith schools in England and Wales to hold daily acts of Christian worship....
Posted: Fri, 20 Aug 2021
The government has told the NSS that schools aren't permitted to replace religious worship with non-religious assemblies.
Posted: Wed, 04 Aug 2021
The NSS has raised inconsistencies and unfairness in laws on education, charity, health and animal welfare in response to a consultation....
Paul Stanley's work shows how much more inclusive and engaging school assemblies could be without the anachronistic legal requirement for religious worship, argues Sue Garratt.
Posted: Fri, 05 Nov 2021
As a bill to reform collective worship progresses in parliament, Stephen Evans argues that the time has come for lawmakers to recognise that laws mandating worship have no place in modern Britain.
Posted: Thu, 16 Sep 2021
The Church of England's new evangelical missional strategy should lead us to question its entitlement to proselytise in schools, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Thu, 22 Jul 2021
Church of England guidance which aims to promote an 'inclusive' form of collective worship in schools misses the point and highlights the need to stop imposing religion on children, says Alastair Lichten....
Posted: Wed, 19 May 2021
Following major curriculum reforms in Wales, Alastair Lichten argues that the Senedd should now turn its attention to ending the collective worship requirement in schools.
Posted: Tue, 16 Mar 2021