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: Tue, 01 Jun 2021
The new chair of the council on the Isle of Wight has decided to end the practice of saying Christian prayers at the start of meetings.
Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2020
The NSS has welcomed a decision by the mayor of Swale borough council in Kent not to appoint a civic chaplain to conduct council prayers....
Posted: Wed, 15 Jan 2020
An MP has called for a review of the practice of holding parliamentary prayers after being effectively forced to attend.
Posted: Thu, 02 Jan 2020
The NSS has urged the new speaker of the House of Commons to support a review of the practice of holding prayers in parliament.
Posted: Fri, 27 Sep 2019
The NSS has welcomed a decision to scrap official prayers at the start of meetings at a council in Somerset.
As figures show most people in Britain never pray, Megan Manson says institutionalised prayer has no place in our parliament, councils, schools or public ceremonies.
Posted: Tue, 03 Mar 2020
A religiously diverse new intake of MPs should prompt the removal of parliamentary prayers and the Church of England's privilege in our political institutions, says Megan Manson.
Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2020
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.
Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2018