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.
Blasphemy to intimidation, we've always robustly challenged religious threats to free expression.
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, 14 Nov 2018
The NSS has said a rise in the number of children attending C of E school services should prompt "a separation of church and school".
Posted: Wed, 10 Oct 2018
The NSS has welcomed an academic report which calls on English state schools to raise children in a religiously neutral manner.
Posted: Mon, 24 Sep 2018
The NSS has criticised a plan to exclude children from nativity plays and fundraising if they are withdrawn from prayers.
Posted: Wed, 05 Sep 2018
The NSS has said the Scottish government should end compulsory religious observance in response to a new position on children's rights.
Posted: Mon, 11 Jun 2018
British adults strongly oppose religious influence in school admissions, assemblies and RE teaching, an NSS-commissioned poll has found.
Thanks to campaigning by the NSS, sixth-formers have the right to withdraw themselves from collective worship. But faith schools often make this nigh-on-impossible, as this pupil's story from one academy...
Posted: Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Blinkers go on when the topic is religion. So one parent in a Queensland school thought she would use food to explain the impact of the school's version of 'inclusiveness', which involves telling them...
Posted: Thu, 10 Aug 2017
NSS executive director Keith Porteous Wood writes on the union between church and state that is denying freedom of religion to young people – in defiance of the United Nations and human rights.
Posted: Tue, 05 Jul 2016
Collective worship has its history in a murky compromise between politicians and the church dating back to the Second World War – and it is long since time the arcane requirement was removed, writes...
Posted: Thu, 10 Mar 2016
A parent writes of their shock at discovering Religious Observance in the non-denominational Scottish school attended by their daughter, and gives their perspective on the problems caused by archaic Religious...
Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2015