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: Thu, 23 May 2019
Inspectors have recommended letting an independent Jewish school expand, despite leaders admitting they will refuse to meet standards.
Posted: Wed, 22 May 2019
A nurse who was sacked for repeatedly evangelising when treating patients was not unfairly dismissed, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
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....
A ruling that a nurse was not wrongly dismissed for repeatedly evangelising was unsurprising, says Stephen Evans. Healthcare professionals must be prepared to set aside their personal beliefs at work to...
Posted: Fri, 24 May 2019
As the campaign against relationships and sex education spreads and grows increasingly aggressive, Yasmin Rehman says politicians' pandering to intolerance will be a disaster for LGBT people, Muslims and...
Posted: Thu, 23 May 2019
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