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: Mon, 17 Feb 2020
Renfrewshire Council plans to extend the priority given to children who are baptised Catholic for admission to Catholic schools.
Posted: Thu, 13 Feb 2020
A challenge to a decision to open a new selective Catholic school has been rejected, despite strong backing from local residents.
Posted: Wed, 12 Feb 2020
The NSS has urged Telford & Wrekin Council to end discretionary funding for transport to faith schools in response to a consultation....
Posted: Mon, 03 Feb 2020
The NSS has been refused permission for a judicial review against Vale of Glamorgan Council over a Church in Wales school's expansion.
Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2020
The NSS has urged Peterborough City Council not to approve plans to open a new religiously selective Catholic state school in the city.
After he was refused permission for a judicial review against Vale of Glamorgan Council, James Brunt says its decision to expand a faith school was based on dubious methodology and defied reasonable logic....
Posted: Fri, 14 Feb 2020
Three-quarters of a century ago an enduring piece of legislation secured free education for all – but gave churches substantial control over schools in return. Keith Sharpe says this settlement needs...
Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2019
Politicians need to end their fetishisation of faith schools and face the fact that a religiously divided education system is unfit for the future, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Fri, 22 Nov 2019
As the UK's political parties consider their manifestos for the upcoming election, Stephen Evans outlines a series of secularist pledges they should include to advance freedom, fairness and equal citizenship....
Posted: Tue, 05 Nov 2019
The chief rabbi has asked secularists to stop campaigning against practices such as faith schools and infant circumcision. His apparently polite request should be firmly rejected, says Chris Sloggett....
Posted: Wed, 18 Sep 2019