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, 30 Sep 2019
More than 20,000 children were sent to faith schools in England against their parents' preferences this month, NSS research has found.
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.
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
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