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, 04 Aug 2021
The NSS has raised inconsistencies and unfairness in laws on education, charity, health and animal welfare in response to a consultation....
Posted: Thu, 24 Jun 2021
Northern Ireland's High Court has allowed a challenge to laws requiring confessional RE and collective worship in all schools.
Posted: Fri, 14 May 2021
A bill that would end a requirement to hold worship in schools without a religious character in England is set to come before parliament....
Posted: Thu, 22 Apr 2021
The NSS has urged the government to repeal a law requiring worship after a minister said it would "investigate" schools which breached it....
Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2021
A United Nations committee has questioned laws which require collective worship in UK schools after the NSS raised the issue.
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
As figures show most people in Britain never pray, Megan Manson says institutionalised prayer has no place in our parliament, councils, schools or public ceremonies.
Posted: Tue, 03 Mar 2020
A private member's bill to replace compulsory worship with inclusive assemblies should prompt the government to reform the archaic collective worship law, says Stephen Evans.
Posted: Wed, 22 Jan 2020