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.
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: Fri, 29 May 2020
The NSS has urged the UN special rapporteur on minority issues to push the government to outlaw discrimination on the grounds of 'caste'....
Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2020
The NSS has urged the UN Human Rights Council to push the UK government to legislate to outlaw discrimination on the grounds of caste.
Posted: Thu, 02 May 2019
The National Secular Society has warned that new guidance "does not do enough" to tackle the problem of caste discrimination.
Posted: Sat, 28 Jul 2018
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has criticised the government's failure to legislate on caste discrimination.
Posted: Mon, 23 Jul 2018
The NSS has criticised the government's decision not to explicitly recognise caste-based discrimination under equality legislation.
As the UK's political parties consider their manifestos for the upcoming election, Stephen Evans outlines a series of secularist pledges they should include to advance freedom, fairness and equal citizenship....
Posted: Tue, 05 Nov 2019
For Interfaith Week 2018, campaigns officer Megan Manson explains how the National Secular Society's work protects those who are religious as well as those who are not.
One of the most common misconceptions...
Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018
Violent threats look set to censor a film which was due for UK release today. It's the latest sign of rising Hindu fundamentalism. In response, Chris Sloggett says, we must make sure no religion gets special...
Posted: Fri, 01 Dec 2017
Caste discrimination is the latest area where misplaced sensitivity could allow deference to religion to trump social justice, argues Stephen Evans.
The Government's recently launched consultation on caste...
Posted: Fri, 31 Mar 2017
When the Equality Act was passed by parliament in 2010, it was hailed as a piece of landmark harmonising anti-discrimination legislation that embraced new discrimination strands and strengthened existing...
Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2012