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Becoming a member of the National Secular Society is a declaration of your support for the separation of the state from religious institutions. Make a stand for freedom, fairness and human rights by adding your voice to the call for a secular society.
We receive no funding from government or outside bodies – our campaigning is wholly supported by our members, people like you who share our belief in the urgent need to separate religion from education, politics and public life in general.
You can use this page to join the National Secular Society, start a Direct Debit, make a donation or renew your existing membership.
Start a Direct Debit
Starting a direct debit is the most effective way to join the NSS or renew – it allows us to predict how much money we will have available, and also cuts down on administration costs, enabling us to increase the scale of our activities.
Annual subscriptions - paying by card
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Annual membership for adults living in the UK
Annual membership available to Senior Citizens, and those receiving state benefits. (UK only)
Annual membership for two members living at the same UK address and sharing one mailing.
Annual membership for full time students. Please indicate your place of study in comments field.
Annual overseas membership for adults living outside of the UK. Non UK citizens are considered associate members and do not have a vote at the AGM.
Annual affiliation for groups based in the UK
You can join by downloading and printing off the application form below and returning it with your cheque or postal order.
- Membership Application Form (PDF, 212 Kb)
Life membership is available only to existing UK members of at least one year's standing. For under 65s it is £700, for over 65s it is £400. Contact us for more details.
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What our members say
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:16
Although I always believed in the NSS values and meant to join it was David Cameron's recent speech on religion the made me put my money where my mouth is and join. I'm against any sort of religious privilege but as a father of 2 young children the issue that infuriates me the most and what got me into the NSS is faith schools and the denomination admissions criteria and the blindingly obvious discrimination and lack of equality that the government fails to accept.
Thu, 05 Jul 2012 10:20
"To me it seems self-evident that the state should take no role whatsoever in promoting any particular faith in any sphere of public life. The NSS seems to me to be one of the strongest and most effective groups working to raise public awareness, overcoming peoples' inertia and lack of information."
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:27
"Religious belief, or the lack of it, should have as much place in the formulation of government policy as ducking stools and witchcraft."