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.
Blasphemy to intimidation, we've always robustly challenged religious threats to free expression.
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: Sat, 18 May 2019
Saif ul Malook, a lawyer who defended a woman accused of blasphemy in Pakistan, has been named the NSS's Secularist of the Year.
Posted: Fri, 17 May 2019
The NSS has welcomed a commitment to inclusion in an updated school inspection framework for 2019 from the education watchdog Ofsted.
Posted: Thu, 16 May 2019
The government has said it is reviewing its "decision making" amid concerns about its use of theological justifications in asylum policy....
Posted: Wed, 15 May 2019
The NSS has signed an open letter criticising the "uncritical and hasty adoption" of a proposed definition of 'Islamophobia'.
Posted: Fri, 10 May 2019
The NSS has submitted a third-party intervention to the European Court of Human Rights in a key case concerning RE in schools in Greece.
By only obligating officials in the Roman Catholic Church to report cases of clerical abuse internally, the pope's latest decree on child abuse falls a long way short of what is necessary, argues Keith...
Posted: Fri, 10 May 2019
A damning report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has highlighted the need for independent oversight of the Church of England's safeguarding procedures and a mandatory reporting law,...
Posted: Thu, 09 May 2019
The government has published new guidance on independent schools, amid systemic failings by independent faith schools. Alastair Lichten looks at what's changed and how the DfE has handled religious groups'...
Posted: Fri, 03 May 2019
The appalling attacks in Sri Lanka again highlight the growing global persecution of Christians. But there should be no hierarchy of importance when it comes to protecting people from persecution, argues...
Posted: Tue, 23 Apr 2019
As a regulator issues patronising advice to advertisers in the run-up to Easter, Chris Sloggett takes a look at its guidance on religious offence – and finds a deep and damaging aversion to freedom...
Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2019