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National Secular Society

Challenging Religious Privilege

Upcoming Events

Links are provided to events which may be of interest to secularists. Unless otherwise stated the NSS does not necessarily support or endorse these events.

How secular is Britain? NSS talk at Plymouth Humanists

Tue, 27 Jun 2017

Date: Tuesday 27th June 2017, 19.30
Location: B-Bar Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
Details: With our population becoming less religious and more religiously diverse, what of our institutions? Keith Porteous Wood from the National Secular Society will explore the disparity between the country's increasing secularity and the religiosity of our institutions, and how the NSS approaches this in our work.

Why secularism is increasingly important? NSS talk at North East Humanists

Thu, 20 Jul 2017

Date: Thursday 20th July 2017, 19.00-20.45
Location: Broadacre House, Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6HQ
Tickets: £1 which includes refreshments
Details: With our population becoming less religious and more religiously diverse, what of our institutions? Keith Porteous Wood from the National Secular Society will explore the disparity between the country's increasing secularity and the religiosity of our institutions, and how the NSS approaches this in our work.

International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression in the 21st Century

Sat, 22 Jul 2017

Date: Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 July 2017
Location: Central London
Tickets: See website for details
Details: The exciting two-day conference will be a follow up to the historic 2014 International Conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights and will discuss censorship and blasphemy laws, freedom of and from religion, apostasy, the limits of religion's role in society, LGBT and women's rights, secular values and more.

7th International Congress of Freethought

Thu, 21 Sep 2017

Date: Thursday 21 - Sunday September 2017
Location: Salle Léon Jouhaux – Annexe de la Bourse du Travail, 67 rue Turbigo – 75003 Paris
Tickets: From €65
Details: An international conference bringing together activists and organisations from around the world working on themes related to secularism, free thought and human rights. Speakers at the event will include:- Dr Brian Dempsey, School of Law, University of Dundee; Prof. Jane Mair, School of Law, University of Glasgow; Prof Callum Brown, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow; and Gordon Macrae, CEO of Humanist Society Scotland.

Events from our affiliated groups

Many of our affiliated groups hold regular events.

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