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: Sat, 18 Jul 2020
Proposals to open 19 new faith schools in England aren't being properly scrutinised because of a lack of transparency, the NSS has said.
Posted: Thu, 21 May 2020
Seventeen rabbis have said Charedi Jewish schools won't compromise with government requirements to teach about same-sex couples.
Posted: Fri, 01 May 2020
Religious selection in faith schools undermines efforts to improve the socio-economic diversity of schools' intakes, the NSS has said.
Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2020
Renfrewshire Council looks set to extend the priority it gives to children who are baptised Catholic for admission to Catholic schools.
Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020
The NSS has urged Renfrewshire Council not to extend the priority given to baptised Catholic children for admission to Catholic schools.
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
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