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.
Posted: Fri, 04 Jan 2019
Only a third of the UK public thinks the monarchy's ties to the C of E should remain intact, according to a poll conducted for the NSS.
Posted: Tue, 02 Oct 2018
The NSS has said a princess's removal from the monarchical line of succession is "a reminder that Britain needs a secular head of state"....
Posted: Wed, 23 May 2018
The next coronation should feature secular oaths and a civil ceremony alongside the traditional Anglican one, a think tank has said.
Posted: Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Prince Charles's accession to the throne will offer an "opportune moment" to disestablish the Church of England, an NSS report says.
Posted: Mon, 09 Feb 2015
Prince Charles has stated that he will retain the monarch's traditional title as "Defender of the Faith" as King, whilst "ensuring that other...
Prince William's comments on supporting his children if they are gay should be treated with much less significance than the fact he is due to lead an established church which obstructs LGBT equality, says...
Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2019
In recognition of National Democracy Week 2018, Megan Manson reflects on what still needs to be changed to make the UK a truly democratic, secular state.
This year's National Democracy Week is special because...
Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2018
As the BBC focuses on the Queen's coronation, Stephen Evans says the next initiation of the UK's head of state will be a major test of the monarchy's ability to evolve and reflect the nation it serves....
Posted: Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The day after we announced that we were seeking lawyers' opinions on the Human Rights implications of the coronation and accession oaths, one of which, for example, requires the monarch to uphold the "Protestant...
Posted: Tue, 12 Nov 2013