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: Thu, 12 Sep 2019
The NSS is resisting plans to open a religiously selective Catholic school in Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.
Posted: Wed, 26 Jun 2019
The government will require schools in England to take pupils' "religious background" into account in lessons about relationships and sex....
Posted: Fri, 21 Jun 2019
The NSS has backed a registration system for children who do not attend state-funded or registered independent schools.
Posted: Sat, 15 Jun 2019
A faith school that unlawfully segregates pupils has failed an inspection triggered by complaints.
Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2019
The National Secular Society has criticised government plans to fund a new religiously selective faith school in Peterborough.
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
Megan Manson examines a new document outlining the Catholic Church's position on issues relating to sex and gender, and explains how this may lead to conflict in Catholic Schools.
Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2019
A government plan on integration sets out a positive vision on education - but faith schools remain the elephant in the room. Alastair Lichten asks if ministers' actions will match their rhetoric.
Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019
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