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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.


















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

Stephen, Teddington

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:28

"Religion should not provide a justification for discrimination, for breaching a person's human rights or for intolerance."

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.

James, Guilford.

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:27

"I joined NSS because I sense that those who promote religious observance are becoming more strident, and I believe we need a stronger voice in opposition."

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