Challenging Religious Privilege
If your local council is making prayers as part of its business you can challenge it.
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, 17 Jul 2019
The NSS has urged councillors in Norfolk to stop holding prayers before meetings after a councillor tabled a motion to remove them.
Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2019
The NSS has asked an equalities charity to reconsider its support for prayers at council meetings after remarks from its chief executive....
Posted: Mon, 14 Jan 2019
MPs have called for an end to the practice of holding prayers in parliament in an early day motion backed by the NSS.
Posted: Wed, 08 Aug 2018
The NSS has asked the mayor of a Welsh town to ensure prayers are "sufficiently separate" from council meetings and "entirely optional".
Posted: Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Four of Northern Ireland's 11 councils hear prayers before their monthly meetings, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
As Brighton's new mayor comes under fire for abolishing prayers at council meetings, Stephen Evans argues that Britain's growing indifference to religion should prompt a rethink of religion's public role....
Posted: Thu, 25 Jul 2019
As MPs launch a motion against parliamentary prayers, NSS CEO Stephen Evans says ending the anachronistic custom would strike a blow for modernity, equality and freedom of conscience.
Posted: Wed, 16 Jan 2019
In recognition of National Democracy Week 2018, Megan Manson reflects on what still needs to be changed to make the UK a truly democratic, secular state.
This year's National Democracy Week is special because...
Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Claims of ecumenicalism and pluralism are often used to smuggle exclusively Christian privilege into public institutions. Christian secularist Paul Lusk asks what we should do about that.
Posted: Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Those who regard the imposition of religious values and practices in secular spaces as benign should be more aware of their privilege, argues Alastair Lichten.
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Posted: Tue, 17 Mar 2015