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.
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
The National Secular Society has welcomed new draft protocol for prioritising deaths reported to a London coroner, calling it 'fair and balanced'.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
The NSS has asked NHS Choices to review health advice on its website which draws heavily on Islamic theology.
Thu, 17 May 2018
Coroners in England and Wales are not obliged to prioritise requests which come from particular religious communities, the chief coroner has said.
Sat, 28 Apr 2018
The NSS has criticised Surrey Police after it accepted 1,000 branded bibles for distribution amongst officers and staff.
Fri, 27 Apr 2018
The NSS has said religion must not "automatically entitle people to expedited access to public services" after a coroner's court defeat.
Politicians have hung a coroner who stood up to religious groups out to dry, says Chris Sloggett. And they've revealed how foolish we are to indulge individualistic demands for state services to accommodate religion.
Tue, 01 May 2018
A new civil service post may be intended to promote 'inclusion'. But insistently bringing religion into the workplace will promote it and encourage an assertive form of selfishness at public expense, says Chris Sloggett.
Wed, 15 Nov 2017
When religious organisations are delivering state-funded public services they should neither discriminate nor proselytize – argues Stephen Evans, looking at the case of CrossReach and its implications....
Tue, 13 Jun 2017
An increased role for religious organisations in the provision of public services would be disastrous for both the public and faith sectors, argues Alastair Lichten.
The Oasis Foundation recently launched...
Thu, 02 Jun 2016
Any attempt to give faith-based organisations more room to discuss religion when running public services risks making their services less inclusive. Besides, public money shouldn't be funding evangelism,...
Fri, 06 Nov 2015