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: Thu, 14 Oct 2021
The NSS has urged the new schools' minister to increase transparency over school admissions.
Posted: Mon, 20 Sep 2021
The National Secular Society has called on the Welsh government to challenge religious homophobia in education, healthcare and charities....
Posted: Mon, 23 Aug 2021
Many families in England have little choice but a faith school and thousands are forced into faith schools against their wishes each year....
Posted: Thu, 29 Jul 2021
The government has said it has no estimate of how many children are effectively forced into faith schools in England.
Posted: Fri, 02 Jul 2021
A state-funded faith school will be investigated after the NSS raised concerns about potential racial discrimination in its admissions.
A case in Leicestershire shows the mess faith groups make of admissions and why secular accountability is necessary, argues Alastair Lichten.
Posted: Thu, 21 Oct 2021
State funding of faith schools means many families are left without suitable schools. The narrative that faith schools are justified on the grounds of choice should be confronted, says Alastair Lichten....
Posted: Wed, 25 Aug 2021
The Church of England's new evangelical missional strategy should lead us to question its entitlement to proselytise in schools, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Thu, 22 Jul 2021
Research suggests the Church of England downplays the extent of religious discrimination in admissions to the schools it runs. Its embarrassment shows the need to end this practice, says Alastair Lichten....
Posted: Fri, 28 May 2021