Challenging Religious Privilege
Read and share our faith school briefing. Our campaign for an inclusive education system, free from religious discrimination, privilege or control.
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: Fri, 13 May 2022
A state-funded faith school has been warned by the government after failing an inspection for discriminating against girls.
Posted: Thu, 28 Apr 2022
School inspectorate Ofsted has criticised the Catholic Church for forcing a school to cancel a talk by a gay children's author.
Posted: Tue, 12 Apr 2022
The NSS has called on a council not to close a community primary school, warning the move would devastate local secular school provision....
Posted: Tue, 15 Mar 2022
A state-funded faith school is breaking the law by segregating girls, the school inspectorate has said.
Posted: Wed, 09 Mar 2022
The NSS has said religious control over state schools must be challenged after a Catholic diocese cancelled a talk by a gay author.
After ending a blanket exemption from equality laws, Northern Ireland will outlaw religious discrimination against teachers. Ella Sen examines the situation across other UK nations and urges them to follow...
Posted: Tue, 12 Apr 2022
The government's new proposals for education reform in England could see increased discrimination, and most non-faith schools placed in faith-based academy trusts. Alastair Lichten explores the threat...
Posted: Wed, 30 Mar 2022
Keeping religion and state education separate is the best way of ensuring schools promote free inquiry, equality and inclusivity, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2022
Ending religious discrimination in faith school admissions is an important first step – but it will not undo all the harms caused by faith schools, says Alastair Lichten.
Posted: Thu, 20 Jan 2022
Faith-based selection forces families' religiosity to be assessed, compels conformity, and undermines everyone's freedom of belief, says Alastair Lichten.
Posted: Tue, 04 Jan 2022