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: Mon, 23 Dec 2019
The NSS has welcomed a bill that proposes to scrap compulsory religious worship in non-faith schools in England.
Posted: Thu, 12 Dec 2019
The NSS is to consider the impact of the law which brought hundreds of faith schools into the state sector in a lecture in February.
Posted: Wed, 20 Nov 2019
An academy trust will provide an inclusive alternative assembly for pupils withdrawn from collective worship after a legal challenge.
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".
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
Three-quarters of a century ago an enduring piece of legislation secured free education for all – but gave churches substantial control over schools in return. Keith Sharpe says this settlement needs...
Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2019
After two parents forced a school trust to provide an alternative to religious assemblies for their children, Alastair Lichten says the law which requires schools to hold acts of worship needs to change....
Posted: Thu, 05 Dec 2019
As the UK's political parties consider their manifestos for the upcoming election, Stephen Evans outlines a series of secularist pledges they should include to advance freedom, fairness and equal citizenship....
Posted: Tue, 05 Nov 2019
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