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.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017
A primary school in Kent has stopped inviting a Christian evangelist group to lead assemblies and lessons, following complaints from parents.
Tue, 09 May 2017
The Isle of Man's education minister has defended allowing an evangelical Christian group to deliver abstinence-based sex education to Year 10 pupils.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014
The Education Department of Victoria has issued a directive clarifying rules on the Australian state's requirements on secular education which could limit the activities of outside religious groups.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014
The Girlguides Association has given in to religious pressure and said that a religious preamble can be used in conjunction with its secular Promise, which came into effect last September.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014
The Girlguides Movement is under heavy pressure from the Church of England to scrap its recently introduced secular promise and "re-instate God".
Sometimes concerns regarding religious interference in education can be easily resolved, simply through clear and polite conversations with the school.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
A parent tells the story of a school which invited a Christian charity to perform a show with a pro-abstinence message under the guise of sex education, and says it was important to challenge it.
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
As NSS research highlights a systemic bias against secular schooling, Megan Manson explores the tactics used by religion to infiltrate education – and how parents are fighting back.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Alastair Lichten looks at the ethical, educational and efficiency case against the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child shoebox scheme.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016
The Operation Christmas Child 'shoebox' appeal is a front for a project to convert children in predominantly Muslim countries to literalist Christianity. Parents should give it a wide berth, argues Stephen...
Thu, 12 Nov 2015