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.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Four of Northern Ireland's 11 councils hear prayers before their monthly meetings, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
Mon, 06 Nov 2017
A councillor in Northern Ireland has proposed replacing religious prayers at council meetings with a moment of silent reflection.
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
The City of London asked for a religiously-neutral message, rather than a Christian grace, at an official dinner last week.
Sun, 23 Jul 2017
Councils across Wales no longer hold prayers as part of their official business after the National Secular Society won a court battle over the practice.
Wed, 03 May 2017
The Irish parliament has approve a requirement mandating TDs remain standing during the prayers that open each Dáil sitting.
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.
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.
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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Tue, 17 Mar 2015
A small group of Christians in parliament are changing the law to give councils the power to introduce their meetings with prayers. Stephen Evans argues that the right to freedom of religion should always be balanced by the right to be free from religion.
Thu, 12 Mar 2015
When Conservative councillor Imran Khan opted out of Christian prayers at council meetings he was subject to ostracization, abuse and deselection. He's urging MPs to keep sectarianism out of local politics by voting against the Local Government (Religious Etc. Observances) Bill.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015