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: Mon, 29 Jul 2019
A couple have launched a legal challenge against a primary school over its use of Christian assemblies.
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The NSS has criticised a plan to exclude children from nativity plays and fundraising if they are withdrawn from prayers.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.
As opposition to compulsory worship gathers and its defenders grow increasingly out of touch, Alastair Lichten says ministers should reconsider the law and its implementation.
Posted: Mon, 05 Aug 2019
After two students pushed the Welsh government for a response to a petition to remove schools' obligation to hold acts of worship, Stephen Evans says pupils should be free to opt out of religious practices...
Posted: Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Lee Harris didn't choose a faith school for his children. But when he challenged evangelism at his local school, he learnt that community school status doesn't necessarily prevent religion from being imposed...
Posted: Fri, 14 Dec 2018
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