150 Years of 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.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017
A growing number of religious schools are spreading beliefs that clash with British values and equalities law, Ofsted has warned.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017
A consultation has revealed extensive support for inclusive secular education in the London borough of Hackney.
Fri, 08 Dec 2017
The National Secular Society has criticised the "cynical abuse of religious privilege" at a House of Lords debate led by the Archbishop of...
Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Plans to merge a secular multi-academy trust and a Hindu one may create more "faith schools by stealth", the NSS has told the Government....
Thu, 07 Dec 2017
The number of pupils being entered for an RS IGCSE exam which allows them to learn about only one religion rose by 40% last year.
The government is under fire over proposals to lift the cap on faith-based admissions in faith schools. Stephen Evans says the plans should be abandoned - and religious groups' role in education rolled...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Theresa May's plans to expand faith schools in Britain are ill-judged. In response, Chris Sloggett argues, it is up to secularists to make a principled case: state education must be grounded in reason...
Thu, 20 Jul 2017
Turning a blind eye to discriminatory gender segregation in Islamic schools would be a disaster for future generations of British girls growing up in Muslim communities, argues Stephen Evans.
Tue, 11 Jul 2017
The Government's proposals on Relationships and Sex Education are a step in the right direction – but religious opt outs mean many children will continue to be left behind, writes Stephen Evans....
Thu, 09 Mar 2017
Both the Government and the Labour Party have wilful blind spots around faith schools, and as the Government looks set to launch a new wave of faith schools amid an education funding crisis, how can such...
Tue, 07 Mar 2017