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, 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.
Posted: Tue, 27 Apr 2021
Inspections of state schools which are carried out by religious groups are inappropriate and should be scrapped, an NSS report has said.
Posted: Tue, 16 Mar 2021
The Church of England's ability to block academisation options is frustrating reorganisation plans and putting schools at risk, the NSS has...
Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021
A substantial new analysis of academic research has highlighted significant weaknesses in the arguments for state-funded faith schools.
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
Publicly funded school inspections which enable clerics to exert undue influence should have no place in a modern education system, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Fri, 30 Apr 2021
As families in England prepare to find out which primary schools their children will attend, Alastair Lichten says ending faith-based discrimination would make the admissions system fairer and simpler....
Posted: Mon, 12 Apr 2021
An adjudicator's ruling has exposed the outrageous requirements a state-funded faith school places on pupils and their families. This shows the need to end faith-based discrimination in admissions, says...
Posted: Fri, 05 Mar 2021