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: Wed, 08 Jul 2020
The National Secular Society has welcomed a ruling that a Christian fostering service acted unlawfully by refusing to let gay people be carers....
Posted: Fri, 05 Jul 2019
A watchdog has dismissed a parent's complaint that a council failed to regard his son's "religious heritage" when it placed him in care.
Posted: Fri, 31 Aug 2018
The NSS has criticised five north London councils for spending £56,000 on an out-of-hours coroners' service for religious groups.
Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2018
The NSS has welcomed a new draft protocol for prioritising deaths reported to a London coroner.
Posted: Tue, 12 Jun 2018
The NSS has asked NHS Choices to review health advice on its website which draws heavily on Islamic theology.
As a report shows some religious groups are helping survivors of modern slavery without proselytising, Megan Manson says public sector bodies must ensure all organisations that provide services adopt similar...
Posted: Thu, 20 Feb 2020
Megan Manson studies the main UK-wide parties' election manifestos – and says religion will continue to be a dividing force in UK politics during the next parliament.
Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2019
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
The good deeds of faith-based organisations shouldn't lead us to turn a blind eye to their more ethically dubious practices, argues Stephen Evans.
Personal debt in the UK has reached epic proportions. Millions...
Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2018
As councils in north London, police in West Yorkshire and politicians in Westminster pander to religious groups' demands, Chris Sloggett says public bodies should stop taking the line of least resistance....
Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018