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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, 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.

Membership

Annual

Monthly

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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Life membership

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.


What our members say

Paul, Huddersfield

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:18

My motivations for joining the Society are manifold and include the horrible feeling I get when I see and read about so-called faith schools, bishops in the House of Lords, and any situation where the pious are given more respect or airtime than other minority groups (e.g. Pagans, Airfix modellers, or national knitting circles). I am particularly nauseated by religious intolerance towards women and minorities, and the fact that people holding discriminatory views on religious grounds remain influential.

Matthew, South Shields

Wed, 28 May 2014 09:33

When I studied law and politics at A-level then law at Newcastle University, I learnt of all the privileges given to religion which I strongly oppose. My main motivation for joining the NSS was to show my support and help raise awareness to the issues of inequality and unjust privileges religious institutes receive. As a law student one of my main interests is in a secular legislature that produces legislation founded in equality and does not legislate to protect special interests of religion in society and especially not ill-founded religious opinions into law.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:36

The only way I can see to build a tolerant and cohesive society is to have a secular state free from religion. It should work for and protect every one of its citizens whatever their beliefs.

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