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, 23 Nov 2020
The NSS has said temporary changes to many faith schools' admissions policies should prompt lasting change to make schools more inclusive....
Posted: Tue, 17 Nov 2020
The NSS is encouraging supporters to respond to a call for evidence from the government over its engagement with faith groups in England....
Posted: Wed, 21 Oct 2020
Religious groups have gained greater control over many schools as a result of opportunities created by academisation, the NSS has found.
Posted: Tue, 01 Sep 2020
More than 130,000 children have been sent to faith schools in England against their parents' preferences since 2014, the NSS has found.
Posted: Wed, 05 Aug 2020
The NSS has called on Liverpool City Council to consider the impact of discriminatory policies in faith schools in an upcoming review.
As research shows social integration is key to fostering positive attitudes toward people of different religions and beliefs, Megan Manson says we should challenge the segregation and division inherent...
Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 2020
After a select committee chair urged more leeway for a faith school which has long censored textbooks, Stephen Evans says politicians with responsibility for education should stop pandering to religious...
Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2020
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