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.
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, 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.
Posted: Tue, 31 Oct 2017
The Charity Commission is to investigate a Hindu organisation after it invited a controversial Hindu nationalist to a House of Commons event....
Posted: Tue, 19 Sep 2017
The NSS has promised to "actively support" efforts to outlaw caste discrimination after taking part in an official consultation on the issue....
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