Happy new year to all our readers. As the year begins we're once again making our case for reform of the UK's public life to advance freedom of and from religion.
In particular we've written to the new speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle, to ask him to support a review of the practice of holding prayers as
official parliamentary business opens. And later this month a bill we're backing which would remove Church of England bishops'
automatic right to sit in the House of Lords will be introduced to parliament.
In 2020 we already have an event planned on the legacy of the 1944 Education Act, a training day on our Exploring Secularism resources for educators and more. You
can find out more on our events page. And if you'd like to support our work and aren't
a member already, please consider joining the NSS. Thank you.