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.
Posted: Sat, 08 Dec 2018
Almost three in ten families in England live in areas where most or all of the local primary schools are faith-based, new National Secular...
Posted: Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Councils in Wales and Greater Manchester may cut funding for transport schemes which give children at faith schools special treatment.
Posted: Tue, 04 Dec 2018
An adjudicator has said it is "reasonable" for Jewish state schools to expect applicants' families to observe strict religious practices....
Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2018
The government has announced funding for a wave of new voluntary aided schools, which can select all their children based on faith.
Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018
The NSS has said a rise in the number of children attending C of E school services should prompt "a separation of church and school".
We often hear that faith schools improve choice. But an NSS report shows that this narrative mischaracterises the challenges facing families and public education's role in a diverse society, says Alastair...
Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018
The Church of England's pretence that 'its' schools aren't faith schools is a dishonest attempt to avoid association with the unpopularity of faith-based schooling, and at odds with their actual policy,...
Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Integrating schools isn't a magic bullet to end sectarianism, but no serious attempt to address the issue can ignore the role of religiously segregated schools, argues Stephen Evans.
Last week, as Catholic...
Posted: Fri, 13 Jul 2018
In recognition of National Democracy Week 2018, Megan Manson reflects on what still needs to be changed to make the UK a truly democratic, secular state.
This year's National Democracy Week is special because...
Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Schools are forbidden from promoting, showing favouritism to or discriminating on the grounds of partisan politics. Alastair Lichten asks why partisan religious beliefs are treated so differently.
Posted: Tue, 12 Jun 2018