Today we've launched No More Faith
Schools, a national campaign dedicated to bringing about an end to state-funded faith schools. No More Faith Schools will urge the creation of an
inclusive education system free from religious proselytisation and discrimination.
Faith schools account for around a third of publicly-funded schools in England and Wales, while many Scottish and Northern Irish schools are divided along
sectarian lines. Please join us in saying no more indoctrination, no more segregation and no
more discrimination. No More Faith Schools.
You can help the campaign today by:
- Signing the national petition
- Writing to your MP
- Sharing the site and the video with your social networks
- Following the campaign on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
- Downloading a No More Faith Schools poster and
send us a picture of you with it
- Sending us an
image, video, poem, performance dance, song or cupcake telling us why you oppose faith schools
- Contacting your local/nation political leaders, community leaders and favourite celebrities asking them to support the campaign.
- Sharing your story
Challenging the pernicious presence of faith schools is one of the most important aspects of our work at the NSS. No More Faith Schools is a platform for
everyone who wants to see an inclusive education system, free from religious control. It will bring together commentary and testimonials from those disadvantaged
by faith schools and make a positive case for inclusive secular education.
We've already got some high-profile supporters such as historian Dan Snow and human rights campaigner Maryam Namazie. Public
opinion is on our side, but the faith school lobby is powerful and pro-faith school myths are widespread. Part of the reason we've launched this campaign
is to counter those myths.
If we take action
together, change is possible. Few other European nations fund faith schools, and where they do it is being questioned. We want to let people opposed
to faith schools know they can have an impact.
We are proud to campaign for a fair and inclusive education system that will help to create a fair and inclusive society. Thank you for your support.
Education and schools officer
National Secular Society