Challenging Religious Privilege
Join our campaign for an inclusive and secular education system.
We campaign for the law and the administration of justice to be based on equality, respect for human rights, and on objective evidence.
Public services that are intended for the whole community, especially those funded by public money, should be provided in a secular context.
We campaign on a wide range of topics where religious privilege impacts public life. Including:
For over 150 years we have campaigned for disestablishment, the separation of the C of E and state.
Posted: Tue, 22 Oct 2019
The NSS has welcomed the legalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland and the extension of same-sex marriage rights to the province.
Posted: Fri, 16 Aug 2019
The NSS has warned against allowing religious groups to host opposite-sex civil partnerships while opting out of hosting same-sex ones.
Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019
The NSS has welcomed government plans to promote integration by legislating against unregistered and failing independent schools.
Posted: Thu, 07 Feb 2019
An amendment that would make it easier for the C of E to allow same-sex marriage has been withdrawn amid opposition from a bishop.
Posted: Tue, 14 Aug 2018
The NSS has backed calls for the government to withdraw divorce guidance which encourages women to turn to religious 'courts'.
Campaigners' elation at the arrival of opposite-sex civil partnerships is understandable, says Chris Sloggett. But beware politicians using it to excuse their failure to loosen the Church of England's...
Posted: Wed, 03 Oct 2018
After the NSS revealed the extra hassle and expense involved in arranging same-sex and non-religious weddings in England and Wales, Megan Manson calls for marriage to be made a civil affair in the eyes...
Posted: Sun, 10 Jun 2018
Sadikur Rahman says implementing official recommendations on sharia 'courts' would entangle civil and religious law and undermine vulnerable women's rights. The Government should instead secularise the...
Posted: Wed, 07 Feb 2018
Most women in the UK who have Islamic weddings are missing out on their legal rights. The solution to this problem must not lie in the automatic registration of Islamic marriages, argues Sadikur Rahman....
Posted: Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Our legal system cannot be permitted to fracture into parallel codes for different religious groups. Sadikur Rahman writes on how to avoid accommodation with sharia while also protecting the rights and...
Posted: Fri, 11 Nov 2016