Author: National Secular Society
Posted: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 by National Secular Society
The beheading of Samuel Paty, a teacher in France targeted for showing Charlie Hebdo cartoons to his students, was an appalling attack on critical enquiry. Read More »
Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 by National Secular Society
Most NSS supporters will now be confined to their homes over the coming weeks. But there's still plenty you can do to learn about secularism and promote our campaign for secular democracy. Read More »
Posted: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 by National Secular Society
There is an urgent case for resisting those who claim the mantle of 'religious freedom' without regard for others' rights and freedoms. Here's why our Secularism 2019 conference will be held under the tagline 'reclaiming religious freedom'.
"Everyone has the... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 by National Secular Society
The dust is beginning to settle. Whether you're delighted, dismayed or just surprised by last night's results there are challenges and opportunities to come.
Whatever your party political views, there are principles that we can all support: the triumph of secular... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 18 May 2017 by National Secular Society
The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties have all released their manifestos for the General Election. Read our analysis of what they say on issues from equality to human rights, Islamist extremism and education.
We'll continue to update this article... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 by National Secular Society
Ahead of the General Election we're calling on political parties to embrace a series of secular reforms, drawn from our recently published secular manifesto, that make society, our education system, and the law fairer for all.
As electioneering gets into full... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 by National Secular Society
Despite the outcry following this week's Ashers 'gay cake' ruling, Northern Ireland's Court of Appeal delivered a clear and logical judgment.
There was an outcry this week when the Christian bakers found to have discriminated against a gay man by refusing... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 by National Secular Society
As the UK undergoes a "revolutionary generational change" away from religion the Archbishop of Canterbury has boasted that the Church's Bishops in the House of Lords are the "most orthodox since WW2".
Speaking during the fractious meeting of the Anglican Communion,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 by National Secular Society
The hysterical response to David Cameron's proposals to help the most disadvantaged Muslim women learn English and improve their lot in life will do far more to alienate British Muslims than anything he has actually said.
According to Government figures 22%... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2015 by National Secular Society
With a considerable media firestorm the Church launched a crafty piece of marketing for their 'Just Pray' campaign – centred on the accusation that their Lord's Prayer advert had been "banned" because it was "offensive". One week on, new facts raise... Read More »
Academics call for greater sensitivity about religion in universities, but students suggest it’s not an issue
Posted: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 by National Secular Society
Some academics are giving undue prominence to religion and religious students- when the evidence shows they are exaggerating the scale of the 'problem' they describe.
Tariq Modood, professor of sociology at the University of Bristol, and Professor Craig Calhoun,... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 by National Secular Society
A landmark legal cases involving secularists took place a century ago. In Bowman v. Secular Society the relatives of a testator leaving money to the Secular Society (an associated company of the NSS) sought but failed to have the bequest declared invalid on... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 by National Secular Society
Find out where the parties stand on collective worship, faith schools, multiculturalism, sex and relationships education, religion in society and a range of other secular issues.
While the National Secular Society is not party political, that doesn't stop us... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 by National Secular Society
By Anne Marie Waters
I've been hearing and reading a lot of debates recently about secularism; what it is, what it isn't.
There are several viewpoints flying around, lots of "militant" and other hyperbolic words; many designed, no doubt, to stir up trouble and... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 by National Secular Society
Our Secularist Thought for the Day competition brought a big response from all over the country and choosing a winner was very difficult given the generally high quality of the entries.
But in the end, we plumped for this imaginative entry from Veronica Wikman:... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 by National Secular Society
Book Review: Interculturalism: The new era of cohesion and diversity (Ted Cantle, Palgrave, £19.99)
Reviewed by Steve Sparrow
Who are you? Ask me to describe myself and I may give you five hundred words. Often though, we're happy to identify people different... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 by National Secular Society
Terry Sanderson's speech to the Secular Europe Rally
London, 15 September 2012
If you've seen the newspapers this morning or the TV news, you won't need me to make the case for secularism.
I have to admit, though, that neither secularism nor anything else could... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 14 May 2012 by National Secular Society
Posted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 by National Secular Society