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: Fri, 04 Jan 2019
Only a third of the UK public thinks the monarchy's ties to the C of E should remain intact, according to a poll conducted for the NSS.
Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018
The NSS has reiterated concerns about parents' lack of access to secular schools in rural areas after an analysis of new official data.
Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018
The NSS has said a rise in the number of children attending C of E school services should prompt "a separation of church and school".
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2018
Britons support several key secularist principles but a significant minority are unwelcoming of religious minorities, a study has found.
Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2018
At least 17 councils across the UK are supplying non-stunned halal meat to dozens of schools, National Secular Society research has revealed....
New figures show that the BBC is devoting hundreds of hours of programming to religion each year. NSS president Terry Sanderson argues that more of its scarce resources should be spent elsewhere.
Posted: Mon, 31 Jul 2017
The overwhelming majority of Britons believe religion should not "influence" politics in the UK, and majorities of all religious believers except Muslims agree.
A ComRes poll commissioned by the Ahmadiyya...
Posted: Mon, 23 May 2016
The ICM poll on 'What British Muslims Really Think' shows clearly that widespread support for Islamic theocracy, not terrorism, is the real, long-term threat to British society, argues Benjamin Jones....
Posted: Thu, 14 Apr 2016
Scotland is a mosaic of beliefs and non-beliefs where individuals are free to hold a belief, change it or not have one at all. But it's not hard to see why people are rejecting the organised and politicised...
Posted: Thu, 24 Mar 2016
Is the Church really as poor as it claims? Ed Moore, treasurer of the National Secular Society, considers the extent of the Church of England's considerable wealth.
A recent news item on the BBC web site...
Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2016