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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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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
Kenneth, via Facebook
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:17
"Secularism gives us a fair and inclusive society where everyone has an equal voice as part of democracy, and no one group is given more weight and importance over another. I do hope in my lifetime I see Britain become a truly secular nation."
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:00
I find the privilege provided to religion within our society to be intolerable. It is tiresome to repeatedly hear and see the straw man view of secularism being cynically attacked by those who wish only to preserve the status quo, and who see anything but religious privilege as them being persecuted. It is tiresome when my local MP defends religious schools because, as a Christian, he feels he has the right to send his children to a school with a Christian ethos – and we now find that some local parents cannot find a non-religious school and have to fight for their children's rights. Surprise? I found the NSS to be one of the major organisations effectively working to address these inequalities, and that is why I support the NSS".
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:33
I discovered the NSS shortly after I began studying Politics in the Sixth Form, whilst researching pressure groups. I found the concept of secularism particularly interesting as i've always held similar beliefs and so I have decided to join to promote the cause of religious freedom and equality.