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: Fri, 07 May 2021
The NSS has said proposed Ofcom rules for video sharing platforms risk unduly encroaching on freedom of expression.
Posted: Thu, 29 Apr 2021
The academy trust behind Batley Grammar School says an investigation has begun after a row over the use of a Muhammad cartoon in class.
Posted: Wed, 28 Apr 2021
The NSS has urged authorities in Nigeria to release Mubarak Bala, who was arrested a year ago after being accused of insulting Muhammad.
Posted: Thu, 25 Mar 2021
A teacher has been suspended after using a cartoon of Islam's prophet Muhammad in a religious studies lesson about blasphemy.
Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021
The NSS has called on the Northern Ireland executive to repeal its "archaic" blasphemy laws.
The start of an investigation into the Batley Grammar affair raises questions over the government's willingness to ensure assertive religious voices don't dictate what happens in classrooms, says Stephen...
Posted: Thu, 06 May 2021
Religious leaders have long feared irreverent drawings that could challenge their authority. We should remember that amid the latest effort to prevent the use of Muhammad cartoons, says Bob Forder.
Posted: Thu, 08 Apr 2021
The hand-wringing in the face of a vicious campaign against a teacher sends a demoralising message to those fighting for free speech on religion globally and in British Muslim communities, says Kunwar...
Posted: Wed, 31 Mar 2021
After a teacher was suspended for showing cartoons of Muhammad in class, NSS CEO Stephen Evans says we shouldn't accept a religious veto on critical enquiry in the classroom.
Posted: Fri, 26 Mar 2021