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: Fri, 17 Jan 2020
A new discriminatory Catholic primary school is expected to open in Peterborough after education officials recommended its approval.
Posted: Thu, 02 Jan 2020
The government dismissed concerns about community pressures at a school which has encouraged parents to withdraw children from RSE.
Posted: Fri, 20 Dec 2019
The NSS has urged Peterborough City Council not to approve plans to open a new discriminatory Catholic school in the east of the city.
Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2019
The NSS has warned that changes to admissions rules in Surrey could restrict families' chances of sending children to non-faith schools.
Posted: Thu, 12 Dec 2019
The NSS is to consider the impact of the law which brought hundreds of faith schools into the state sector in a lecture in February.
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
Ofsted penalises schools that refuse to teach about LGBT people, but seems to ignore other schools that teach same-sex relationships are morally wrong. Megan Manson says this double standard needs to end....
Posted: Thu, 11 Jul 2019