Challenging Religious Privilege
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: Tue, 05 Jul 2022
Collective worship and Christian-biased religious education in Northern Ireland breach human rights, a high court has ruled.
Posted: Tue, 21 Jun 2022
The UK government is refusing to review laws requiring collective worship in schools despite repeated requests from a UN committee.
Posted: Wed, 15 Jun 2022
The government has refused to support amendments to a bill which would help nonreligious academies protect their secular ethos.
Posted: Wed, 25 May 2022
The National Secular Society has criticised a move to enshrine protections for the ethos of faith schools into law as a missed opportunity...
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.
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