"The great struggle of our time is the battle to separate church and state, and to maintain such separation as has already allowed democratic civilisation to grow and develop."
So said the great Christopher Hitchens, who died six years ago today. The disestablishment of the Church of England is one of the most significant causes we campaign for – and now we've stepped up our efforts to achieve it.
This week we've published our report Separating Church and State. We've made the case for disestablishment, outlined some of the precedents for it and highlighted some of the opportunities to press for change which will arise in the years ahead.
Disestablishment would make our society fairer and more egalitarian. Thank you for your support as we work to make it a reality.