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: Wed, 15 Jun 2022
The government has refused to support amendments to a bill which would help nonreligious academies protect their secular ethos.
Posted: Wed, 25 May 2022
The National Secular Society has criticised a move to enshrine protections for the ethos of faith schools into law as a missed opportunity...
Posted: Mon, 23 May 2022
A faith school has reportedly cancelled a visit from a children's author because it feared his books would 'promote witchcraft'.
Posted: Fri, 13 May 2022
A state-funded faith school has been warned by the government after failing an inspection for discriminating against girls.
Posted: Thu, 28 Apr 2022
School inspectorate Ofsted has criticised the Catholic Church for forcing a school to cancel a talk by a gay children's author.
After ending a blanket exemption from equality laws, Northern Ireland will outlaw religious discrimination against teachers. Ella Sen examines the situation across other UK nations and urges them to follow...
Posted: Tue, 12 Apr 2022
The government's new proposals for education reform in England could see increased discrimination, and most non-faith schools placed in faith-based academy trusts. Alastair Lichten explores the threat...
Posted: Wed, 30 Mar 2022
Keeping religion and state education separate is the best way of ensuring schools promote free inquiry, equality and inclusivity, argues Stephen Evans.
Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2022
Ending religious discrimination in faith school admissions is an important first step – but it will not undo all the harms caused by faith schools, says Alastair Lichten.
Posted: Thu, 20 Jan 2022
Faith-based selection forces families' religiosity to be assessed, compels conformity, and undermines everyone's freedom of belief, says Alastair Lichten.
Posted: Tue, 04 Jan 2022