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National Secular Society

Challenging Religious Privilege

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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 and government 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.

Membership

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Individual

£34

£3

Concessionary

£23

£2

Student

£9

Group

£34

£3

Joint

£57

£5


Our campaigning and policy objectives are guided by our Secular Charter. New members must agree to our General Principles.

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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.

Life membership

Life membership is available only to existing 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.


What our members say

A random selection of three of our members' reasons for joining. To see more, click here.

Dalis, Bucks

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".

Niki, London

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:29

"I am angry about faith schools, free schools, and ridiculous 'faith' based views such as teaching young women to 'just say no' in Sex Education."

Peter, Leeds

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:59

"Now I have a family and one of my kids will be starting school in September, I am concerned what's going to be taught to them. As part of the school selection process, I did check to make sure the school wasn't too religious and indeed focused inequitably towards just Christianity. I have no issues with schools "teaching" religions so long as they teach them all with equal balance. I would not send my children to a religious school as I don't want them to be exposed to evangelical practices when they are so young and impressionable."

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